Charlie Rowan

My name is Charlie Rowan, I'm 15 and i'm an aspiring football journalist. I write for The sporting blog and have written for Caught offside , Football talk, off the post and football manager blog. Seeking to build my journalism career to the top!
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The Youth of today - Europe's young football talent - France's best young players —

Football Stories: The Youth of today - Who are France’s best young football players? 4 of the best young French footballers - Camavinga, Kamara, Ait-Nouri and Saliba. In this series, Charlie Rowan celebrates up-and-coming European talent under 23 with unrivalled potential, country by country. We have so far looked at the best young English players, the top talent from Spain, and in this piece, we focus on some wonderful French future stars.

The Youth of today - Europe's young football talent - Spain's best young players —

The Youth of today is a continuing series on Europe’s best young football players - In this episode, we look at the best young footballers in Spain Charlie Rowan celebrates up-and-coming European talent aged under 23 with unrivalled potential, country by country. In this second piece (England’s up-and-coming youth was the first article), The Sporting Blog focuses on the Spanish stars of the future, who are trying to emulate the lofty achievements of the Spain teams of the past.

Bury Football Club - Is this the end? A football story —

Football Stories : Bury Football Club - The fall, as told by those that were there, and how it might rise again Charlie Rowan returns to The Sporting Blog with a 4 part feature on the fall of Bury Football Club, and the potential second coming through Bury AFC. Charlie has interviewed players, a member of parliament, fans and coaches to get their view on why Bury FC is no longer with us, and what the future might hold for the proud football town of Bury. Look out for more features from Charlie in our ever-growing Football section.

The Youth of Today - Europe's young football talent - England's best young players —

Football Stories : The Youth of today. A series on Europe’s best up and coming talent. Europe. A continent that lives and breathes football. Some of the most remarkable European players made their mark early on in their careers. Cristiano Ronaldo. Eusébio. Cruyff. Maldini. The list goes on. But that was years ago. So have European countries fallen behind South America in producing phenomenal young talent? Hardly. In this series, Charlie Rowan will celebrate up-and-coming European talent under 23 with unrivalled potential, country by country. Let’s debut with England.

Kai Havertz could join Liverpool? |

Bayer Leverkusen talent Kai Havertz could reportedly team up with compatriot manager Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side. The attacking midfielder has been producing the goods for years now for the German top-flight club. With his raw ability and unrivalled potential, the 21-year-old is attracting interest from all over the world. The clubs that are allegedly interested in the German include Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Odion Ighalo could leave Manchester United |

Since joining Manchester United on a loan deal in January, Odion Ighalo has proved to be a sensation. The 30-year-old was also a hit when he was last in the Premier League with Watford. He enjoyed one incredible season with the Hornets in 2015/16 – scoring 15 Premier League goals in 37 games – before a disappointing goal drought the next season. This prompted the Hertfordshire club to cash in on the forward; he was sold for an alleged £20M fee to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

Will Coutinho join Newcastle United? |

Phillipe Coutinho is a name that has been infesting headlines of late. The Brazillian broke through at Liverpool and scored 41 goals in 152 Premier League appearances. Some phenomenal displays attracted transfer interest from some of the top clubs across Europe. Barcelona went on to sign the player after he had spent 5 years at the club, for a hefty £142M fee. However, he has not lived up to the expectations that came with his price tag.

Man Utd legend Neville slams Di Maria

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville has criticised Angel Di Maria after his wife denounced Manchester on an Argentinian TV show. Jorgelina Cardoso attacked the Northern city’s food and women in an extraordinary outburst. Di Maria signed for the Red Devils in 2014 after establishing himself as a world class player at Real Madrid. However, his career in England didn’t justify the hype, with an abysmal 3 goals in 27 appearances. At the end of the 2014/15 season, the Argentinian attacking mi

Man Utd transfer news: Jurado deal close, Pogba Juventus

There has been plenty of Man Utd transfer news today, with the Premier League giants giving fans glimpses of hope that their team will be strong enough to qualify for the Champions League next season. The Red Devils are seemingly sticking to their transfer strategy of targeting young talent, as they look set to sign Barcelona academy star Marc Jurado. The 16-year-old right-back has reportedly rejected a three-year contract offer from Blaugrana, and United will only have to pay the Catalan side
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