FUTURE OF THE GAME

Don Balon’s list of the 100 best young players in the world

You’ll be hearing a lot about this man in the next 20 or so years

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Don Balon is a Spanish football magazine with a good line in fate-tempting articles predicting the next generation of world superstars.

Of course, speculating on the potential of young players is a risky [...]

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Kids Team

The Spoiler’s Premier League Youngsters XI

Did this young man make the cut? (yes he did)

Aaron Ramsey

It’s already been quite a season for youngsters, so coming up with a team of the things was a trickier-than-expected process. The rule was – keeper aside – to only use players who are 20-years-old or younger. [...]

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Carling Cup Update

Kakuta to start, Adebayor to behave… hopefully

Big night for the little man on the right

Deco and Kakuta

For so long Wenger and Ferguson have been the masterminds behind developing footballers in their infancy, but tonight could see Chelsea moving somewhere closer to inhabiting that bracket.

Apparently they’ve got a few decent kids up [...]

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New Kid on the block

Premier League easier than reserve games, says Kakuta

Might just have the right mix of arrogance, and… erm, arrogance

Gael Kakuta 

Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo packed his various moisturisers and hair lotions into a bum-bag and hopped on a plane to sunny Madrid, old women all around the country have been secretly praying for another young man [...]

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Daily Democracy

Vote: Is Chelsea’s transfer punishment too harsh?

Is a two-window transfer ban disproportionate to the Blues’ crime?

Gael Kakuta

Chelsea have said that they will “mount the strongest appeal possible” against FIFA’s decision to ban the club from transfer activity until January 2011. Evidently, they feel that the punishment does not fit the [...]

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Punishment

FIFA ban Chelsea from transfer activity until January 2011

Blues found guilty of inducing breach of contract

Gael Kakuta

Chelsea won’t be able to register any new players in the next two transfer windows as UEFA have found them guilty of inducing French teenager Gael Kakuta to breach his contract with Lens.

The 18-year-old winger joined [...]

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