When transfer fees are not a factor, Real Madrid remain the club to beat. After David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger, Erling Haaland may be next.
There is a rush to declare everything The Greatest without stopping to either consider what that actually means or enjoy the thing in question.
Newcastle were in a state before a substance over style January transfer window saved them. Bruno Guimaraes was a nod to what was promised.
Fulham up, Norwich down. Norwich up, Fulham down. Those yo-yos are a worrying modern development.
Newcastle thought he was too lightweight. He was voted the worst La Liga signing. But Modric is inevitable.
The Dutch job has gone to Ronald Koeman just because he is Dutch. Nice gig if you can get it.
Spain are the trailblazers in the women's game but the UK is not too far behind.
Jermain Defoe excelled at the most important job in football, but we don't really like pure goalscorers.
Being the England manager is never more like serving as a politician than on squad selection day.
VAR was brought in to simplify football and help it run smoother. That has... not happened.
Chris Wilder and Middlesbrough really do feel like a wonderful match.
This just in: Romelu Lukaku might *not* be the final piece of the Chelsea puzzle.
Spain's established elite is stumbling but Andalusian football has rarely been as strong together.
The World Cup 2030 dream always looked fanciful but a joint bid for Euro 2028 sounds ideal.