Picking a Ballon d’Or winner is always tricky because it’s done on a year-by-year basis – so we decided to make it 11 times more difficult and pick our Team of the Year across the whole of 2021 – in association with our friends at EA Sports FIFA 22.
We go through piece-by-piece to discuss the best of the last calendar year and every single position within a team, in the formation we thought best to try and squeeze them in!
There’s also Things We Love, where Dean discusses Dortmund’s new kit design competition, Sam sings about Dani Alves returning to play in Blaugrana and grabbing an assist, and Jack waxes lyrical about Francisco Conceiçāo’s late winner for Porto and his celebrations with his dad, who also happens to be his manager.
Melon of the Week comes from the madness that happened at the Stadio Olimpico this weekend between Roma and Juventus, whilst the Gibberish sheds some light on the best things that happened at Sam’s wedding last Friday. It’s Ranks!