Arsene Wenger has been moaning a lot lately, plus the threat to the Premier League posed by the Chinese Super League.
Table-topping Juventus head to Doha for the Italian Super Cup without a care in the world.
Hoffenheim remain unbeaten and that has not gone unnoticed by Bayern Munich who are eyeing up a swoop for their rivals' talent.
Tim Vickery wonders if the automatic Club World Cup semi-final spot allocated to South American clubs is still justified.
Guatemala's world-record goalscorer now taking aim at politics.
There is, as Brian Glanville points out, an an irony to five former FA leaders providing advice about possible reforms of football's governing body.
Russia did not deserve the 2018 World Cup, says Brian Glanville, but nor did any of the other host nations in recent years.
Gonzalo Higuain showed once again that when it comes to put the ball into the back of the net, there are few better than him.
Marco Reus has been unlucky with injuries but when fit, as he has shown in recent weeks, he is virtually indispensable to Borussia Dortmund.
Looking back on the best performances of the weekend, which included some remarkable attacking displays.