Martin Macdonald

 
Martin Macdonald • MartinMac1 Football Expert & Football Transfers Live Blog Editor
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Football Transfers Live Blog Editor with almost 10 years experience in producing up-to-the-minute live action around European football and beyond. Regular FootballCritic contributor.

Articles written by Martin Macdonald

Premier League

Willian 'frustrated' but learning a lot from Arteta

The Brazilian is a new signing at the Emirates after joining the Gunners from London rivals Chelsea

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Premier League

Ndombele denies suggestions Mourinho motivated him with criticism

The Frenchman came under fire for his performances last season from his manager, but has since found some good form

  • 6 hours
Transfers

Barcelona and Real Madrid to swoop for free agent David Alaba

Bayern have failed to reach a contract extension agreement with the Austrian defender for the third time

  • 7 hours
Champions League

Barcelona in 'GOAT' dig to Juventus and Ronaldo

Lionel Messi was the star of the show for the Blaugrana as they won at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League on Wednesday

  • 9 hours
Europa League

How Tottenham could line-up against Antwerp

The Welshman enjoyed his starting second debut in the Europa League last week

  • 9 hours
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the 'Harry Potter of soccer', says Vieri

The Italy legend has lavished praise on the talents of the Argentine, calling him a magician

  • 9 hours
Champions League

Champions League Team of the Week: Hat-trick off the bench for Rashford

Man Utd turned in one of the performances of the round as they blew away RB Leipzig at Old Trafford

  • 10 hours
Europa League

Back four for the Gunners? How Arsenal could line-up against Dundalk

Mikel Arteta has only two senior central defenders at his disposal which could force his hand in the Europa League

  • 10 hours
Adverts

The cage, the airport and football's greatest ever adverts

From Nike to Adidas, with Pepsi in between, brands have provided some truly memorable commercials over the years

  • 13 hours
Handball Rule

Handball rule tracker - how many penalties have been given in 2020/21?

Every weekend it seems like penalties are commonplace, but what exactly have they been given for in the top leagues?

  • 1 day
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo enraged about missing Barca game: Covid tests are 'bullsh*t'

The Juventus star insists he is feeling fine despite handing in another positive coronavirus test this week

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Champions League

Mbappe back in the starting XI - How PSG could line-up against Basaksehir

The Frenchman was rested from the starting line-up for the weekend win over Dijon...but did come off the bench to score two goals

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Champions League

Ziyech's first start? How Chelsea could line-up versus Krasnodar

The former Ajax forward has made three substitute appearances in a row since recovering from injury

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Champions League

Ronaldo out - How Juventus and Barcelona could line-up in the Champions League

The Portuguese has failed to provide a negative coronavirus test in time to feature against the Blaugrana

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Champions League

Back four for BVB - How Dortmund could line-up against Zenit

Lucien Favre opted to move away from his tried and tested three-man backline against Schalke, and the change worked

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Serie A

Ilicic back with a bang in Serie A's performances of the week

In the Italian's first appearance of the season, he shone for the Nerazzurri in the win against Genoa

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La Liga

Ramos is Clasico match winner as he earns place in Team of the Week

The influential Spaniard was the recipient of a controversial penalty against Barcelona, but dusted himself off to score the spotkick

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Premier League

Premier League Team of the Week, Round 6: Brilliant Bamford is a perfect 10

The striker scored a hat-trick as Leeds impressively won 3-0 away at Aston Villa this past weekend

  • 2 days
European Assists King

European Assists King 2020/21: Harry Kane setting incredible pace

FC will track the best providers across Europe's top five leagues throughout the 2020/21 season

  • 2 days
European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2020/21: Lewandowski tearing it up

We may only be a handful of games into the new campaign, but there are some players already tallying up the goals

  • 2 days
Champions League

No Aguero? How Man City could line-up against Marseille

The Argentine striker was substituted at the break versus West Ham at the weekend after picking up a fresh knock

  • 2 days
Champions League

Martial back - How Man Utd could line-up against RB Leipzig

The Frenchman has been serving a suspension domestically but is available to return in the Champions League

  • 2 days
Champions League

4-2-3-1 again? How Liverpool could line-up against Midtjylland

Jurgen Klopp opted to switch from his tried and tested 4-3-3 formation at the weekend, and he could do so again in Europe

  • 2 days
Bayern

Atletico demolition proves Bayern are still best team in Europe

Here, FootballCritic analyses the German side's outstanding performance in their Champions League group stage opener

  • 2 days
Real Madrid

Madrid fans choose Valverde over Pogba by landslide margin

Spanish media outlet AS conducted a poll on Twitter and the results were hugely in favour of the current Los Blancos star

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