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


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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Transfer Talk

Transfer news: Early birthday prezzie for Darren Ferguson…

“Thanks Dad!”

Darren Ferguson

Sweet baby Moses, Mondays can hit a man in the underpants, as the heady weekend hours of boozing in some glitzy high street wine bar, then snogging a stranger’s mouth for twenty minutes in a doorway before puking and stumbling home become just a beautiful distant [...]

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Transfer Talk

More names on Mancini’s wish list – including a mad Italian!

Man City, here’s your new Bellamy…


It’s proving increasingly difficult to mention the new Man City boss without then picturing that most horrid of fashion inventions, the “mankini” – most famously sported in dazzling green by Borat. Hence, in time, The Spoiler may yet resort to inappropriately using first-name-terms [...]

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