Weekly opinion: does Messi’s fifth Ballon d’Or make him the best ever?

In my latest weekly opinion piece for The Bubble, I predictably took a look at Lionel Messi, who won the Ballon d'Or for the World Player of the Year for the fifth time on Monday. Individual awards are a bit daft in a team sport though, in my opinion, so rather than the achievement of winning the... Continue Reading →


Carlos Sánchez is South American Footballer Of The Year for 2015

As one year begins, another has just ended, and on Thursday (that was new year's eve, for those who aren't keeping up), Uruguay's El País announced the results of their annual poll to find the best players and managers in South America. Carlos Sánchez, who's just joined Mexican side Monterrey but played all year for River... Continue Reading →

Internacional superstar

Those who can remember the events of around a week-and-a-half ago (or who can scroll down the page a little way) will remember that Andrés D'Alessandro was recently awarded the 2010 South American Footballer Of The Year gong. If you'd like to read my considered thoughts on the award, you should click here, where you'll... Continue Reading →

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