The Winning Assist is here to provide you with a different perspective of world football (or soccer if that’s your thing).

I have always been fascinated with what happens before the goal – whether it’s a world-class tackle, a delightful long ball, or a jaw-dropping dribble. I want to use that to give this website identity and to distinguish it from the rest.

I will be writing a few times a week, and I’ll cover as many things as I can, from youth football to international football to the Champions League, and many, many more things. Features will include power rankings, predictions, teams of the week and the season, and whatever else I can think of. Starting in 2018, I will also restart my Race to the Ballon d’Or series.

Welcome, and make sure to follow me on Twitter at @bertithecreator!