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Can Sergino Dest be the new Dani Alves?

Can Sergino Dest be the new Dani Alves?
When Dani Alves left Barcelona for Juventus at age 32, he was still close to the top of his game. The job of replacing him was never going to be easy, but his continued excellence in Serie ...
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Is player ownership of economic rights the next big thing?

Is player ownership of economic rights the next big thing?
By Dan Altman, creator of smarterscout.com It's been 14 years since a couple of heavily hyped Argentines named Carlos Tevez and

What does it mean to be good in the air?

What does it mean to be good in the air?
It seems like such a simple concept, and one we hear about a lot: a player being "good in the air". But aerial skill can mean different things in different situations. We rate several specific kinds o...

Premier League transfer window needs and ideas

Premier League transfer window needs and ideas
Transfer windows are ending at different dates all over Europe, but Premier League clubs have until 16 October to sign players. So there's plenty of time to fill the gaps in squads... and even cherry-...

smarterscout SPECIAL REPORT: What can data say about black coaches?

smarterscout SPECIAL REPORT: What can data say about black coaches?
Despite the presence of players of virtually all ethnicities in professional football, non-white coaches – and especially black coaches – are startlingly underrepresented. We wanted to spotlight the b...