Category: Football

Nemanja Matić – Player Profile

Serbian central midfielder Nemanja Matić signed for Olympique Lyonnais from Ligue 1 rivals Rennes for €2.6 million in the January 2024 transfer window. The thirty-five year old becomes the oldest player in the current Lyon squad and has joined on a two-and-a-half-year contract, taking him through to summer 2026. Matić had only spent half a […]

Lucas Perri – Player Profile

Lucas Estella Perri is a Brazilian goalkeeper who signed for Olympique Lyonnais for €3.25 million from Botafogo in the January 2024 transfer window. Having recently turned twenty-six, he arrived in Lyon to initially serve as a back-up for long-term custodian Anthony Lopes, replacing erstwhile reserve goalkeeper Rémy Riou, who moved on to Paris FC. Born […]

MUACOL players at AFCON 2023

Five MUACOL players were called up to their respective national team squads for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, which somewhat confusingly took place in January 2024, in the Ivory Coast. There wasn’t a huge amount to celebrate for any of them as they all experienced somewhat disappointing campaigns. You can read a summary of […]

Adryelson – Player Profile

Adryelson is a Brazilian centre-back who signed for Olympique Lyonnais from Botafogo for €3.58m in the January 2024 transfer window, aged twenty-five. He’s the second player to make the move from Botafogo to Lyon since the clubs have both been part of American businessman John Textor’s multi-club ownership project. He’ll hope to make a bigger […]

Mid-Season Report: Manchester United

Manchester United Men: It has been a pretty dire first half of the 2023-24 season for Manchester United. Their injury hit squad has struggled in the Premier League and crashed out of two cup competitions with barely a whimper. Off-field controversies surrounding Mason Greenwood, Antony and Jadon Sancho were a distraction, as was the drawn-out […]

Mid-Season Report: Athletic Club

Athletic Club Men’s Team: It has been a very positive first half of the 2023-24 season for the Athletic Club men’s team. They have performed above expectations, playing some exciting attacking football, and are in contention for Champions League qualification. They overcame an opening day defeat at home to Real Madrid to climb up to […]

Mid-Season Report: Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais Men’s Team: In short, it was a nightmare first half of the season for the senior men’s Lyon team. Their performances and results fell short of even the most pessimistic predictions. The pre-season friendlies were a harbinger of things to come as they lost four out of five and struggled to find the […]