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7 Best Backup Goalkeepers in World Football

David Ospina of Colombia saves the third penalty from Jordan Henderson of England in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and...

There was a time when YouTube was a simple place. Make a video about goalkeepers, and the views will come flooding in. This was my first video about goalkeepers, and it has racked up more than 300,000 views, which was an enormous number for me at the time. Then there was this one, this one, and this one, which all raked in the views. Those were simpler times, happier times I suppose, before the YouTube community fell out of love with the people who bravely guard our goals.

7 National Teams Overloaded in One Position Part 2

The Netherlands team line up ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A few weeks ago I did a video about seven national football teams that are overloaded in a particular position. It was an idea suggested to me by Lennart on Twitter, and given that the video has gone on to amass close to a million views, becoming the third most viewed video I’ve ever made, Lennart - I probably owe you a pint if I ever bump into you.

7 Football Clubs Who Enjoyed Meteoric Rises in the 2010's

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe of Salford City celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-0 during the Sky Bet League Two match between Salford City and Stevenage at Moor Lane on August 3, 2019 in...

I know we’re into the new year and the new decade now, but these decade-orientated videos are still proving popular, and the people get what the people want here at HITC Sevens. Last week I did a video looking at which teams have suffered the steepest falls from grace this decade, which supporters of said clubs said they found to be deeply depressing.

7 Best Free Transfers of the Decade

(L-R) Eljero George Rinaldo Elia of Istanbul Basaksehir FK, Demba Ba of Istanbul Basaksehir FK during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig match between Medipol Basaksehir FK and Caykur...

If you thought we had drained every last morsel out of decade-related videos then you would be wrong. Today, on New Year’s Eve, ahead of tomorrow’s video looking at my view on the best XI over the course of the entire decade, we’re going to take a look at some of the best free transfer signing completed since 2010.

7 Biggest Football Club Declines this Decade

Fans of Kaiserslautern celebrate after winning the match during the Second Bundesliga match between 1.FC Kaiserslautern and 1.FC Nuernberg at the Fritz-Walter-Stadium in Kaiserslautern on...

The unpredictability of sport is one of the reasons why it is so popular, and whilst the finances in football threaten to make it a bit of a closed shop at the highest level, this last decade proves that it is still possible for minnows to rise and for giants to fall.

7 Best Managers of the Decade

Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea poses with the Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

As those of you who subscribe and keep up-to-date with the channel will know, we have now taken a look at the 7 best players in every position during the 2010’s. With the players done and dusted, ahead of my video on our ultimate XI of the decade, today we turn our attention to managers. To those of you who are new to the channel and/or series and might want to watch the whole thing, there is a playlist solely for these videos on our channel and obviously feel free to subscribe today to stay up-to-date in the future.

7 Best Non-Top Fight Footballers

Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring his second goal with Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on...

At the end of last month I made a video looking at 7 of the biggest non-top flight clubs in world football. The video performed with faultless mediocrity, so I thought I’d do a similar video taking a look at some of the finest non-top flight footballers from across the world game. Football, and for the most part sport in general, is just about as close as you are ever likely to come to a total meritocracy.

7 Falls from Grace in Football this Decade

Miguel Michu of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's first goal to make the score 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old...

From Kevin De Bruyne to Kylian Mbappe, we have seen the rise of some truly phenomenal footballers this decade, as well as the continuation of brilliance of the two finest footballers of this generation. As with any ten-year period, we’ve also seen many great footballers hang up their boots, whether it be Andrea Pirlo or Thierry Henry.

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(L-R) Eljero George Rinaldo Elia of Istanbul Basaksehir FK, Demba Ba of Istanbul Basaksehir FK during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig match between Medipol Basaksehir FK and Caykur...

7 Best Free Transfers of the Decade

If you thought we had drained every last morsel out of decade-related videos then you would be wrong. Today, on New Year’s Eve, ahead of tomorrow’s video looking at my view on the best XI over the course of the entire decade, we’re going to take a look at some of the best free transfer signing completed since 2010.

Miguel Michu of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's first goal to make the score 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old...

7 Falls from Grace in Football this Decade

From Kevin De Bruyne to Kylian Mbappe, we have seen the rise of some truly phenomenal footballers this decade, as well as the continuation of brilliance of the two finest footballers of this generation. As with any ten-year period, we’ve also seen many great footballers hang up their boots, whether it be Andrea Pirlo or Thierry Henry.

Andrej Kramaric of Hoffenheim celebrates the first goal for his team during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on May 12,...

Nigel Pearson's Last 7 Leicester Signings: Where Are They Now?

Following Quique Sanchez Flores’ dismissal at Vicarage Road, Chris Hughton and Paul Clement emerged as the early favourites to replace the Spaniard. They were followed by the likes of Quique Setien, Mark Hughes, Alan Pardew, Tony Pulis and even Aidy Bothroyd in the bookies list of the most likely men to be named as Watford’s third manager of the season already.

Faouzi Ghoulam of SSC Napoli and Federico Chiesa of ACF Fiorentina compete for the ball during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SSC Napoli at Stadio Artemio Franchi on February...

7 Best Left-Backs in World Football

Following the response to our 7 best goalkeepers in world football right now video, and the requests for us to make it a series looking at each individual position building up to a final World XI, today we’re moving onto our first outfield position, left-back.

David Ospina of Colombia saves the third penalty from Jordan Henderson of England in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and...

7 Best Backup Goalkeepers in World Football

There was a time when YouTube was a simple place. Make a video about goalkeepers, and the views will come flooding in. This was my first video about goalkeepers, and it has racked up more than 300,000 views, which was an enormous number for me at the time. Then there was this one, this one, and this one, which all raked in the views. Those were simpler times, happier times I suppose, before the YouTube community fell out of love with the people who bravely guard our goals.

Fans of Kaiserslautern celebrate after winning the match during the Second Bundesliga match between 1.FC Kaiserslautern and 1.FC Nuernberg at the Fritz-Walter-Stadium in Kaiserslautern on...

7 Biggest Football Club Declines this Decade

The unpredictability of sport is one of the reasons why it is so popular, and whilst the finances in football threaten to make it a bit of a closed shop at the highest level, this last decade proves that it is still possible for minnows to rise and for giants to fall.

Samir Handanovic of FC Internazionale during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between SK Rapid Wien and FC Internazionale at Weststadion on February 14, 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

7 Best Goalkeepers in World Football Right Now

Between October 2017 and January 2018, and I really can’t believe that was more than a year ago, I did videos looking at the 7 greatest footballers of all time in every position, which culminated in our own HITC Sevens all time 23 man squad and starting XI. Of all those videos, including the final XI, by far the most viewed was the goalkeepers seven.

Eduardo Vargas with his teammate Valon Behrami of SSC Napoli celebrate after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between SSC Napoli and AIK Solna on...

7 Best January Free Agents

As we head into the January transfer window, clubs across the continent will be assessing their options and identifying their preferred targets in terms of where they need to improve. Not all will have the luxury of Manchester City or PSG, who can reach down into their bottomless sacks of money, as prices become inflated and budgets stretched during the mid-season window.

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Portsmouth Manager Avram Grant greets fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Portsmouth at Turf Moor on February 27, 2010 in Burnley, England.

7 Managers Who Never Played Football

The most common route into football management is, rather unsurprisingly, having been a professional footballer and then transitioning into coaching and management. It has become increasingly clear over the years that one's ability on the pitch is of absolutely no bearing on one’s talents in the dugout, and some of the finest managers in world football right now were really mediocre or worse than mediocre players themselves.