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Who you should put your money on: League One playoffs

Jack Drury looks at the odds to rate the best bet in the League One playoffs.

While playoffs are vastly open competitions possessing large degrees of unpredictability, bookmakers rarely sit on the fence. With certain teams surprising many by making the grade year after year, let’s look at the odds from Bet365 in the League One playoffs and which teams I would back to make the final. Read More »

Is Jose Mourinho right to rest Manchester United players for their game against Arsenal?

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United got off to a great start in their Europa League semi-final. The Red Devils went to Spain and beat Celta Vigo 1-0, courtesy of a Marcus Rashford free-kick that nestled beautifully in the far corner. After the game, though, the self-proclaimed Special One confirmed that he will rest players for the Arsenal game this coming ... Read More »

Will AFCON influence the summer transfer window?

On July 1st, 2017, the summer transfer market window opens for English clubs. As per normal, we find ourselves amid speculation and rumours, both exciting and frightening. Before the window opens, supporters have worked out how many and exactly whom their beloved team must buy. They’ll know which targets will help their title or survival hopes. Fans will also know which talents they don’t want rivals to ... Read More »

Have you seen this manager? Cesare Prandelli

Cesare Prandelli has been among football's more principled, progressive managers on and off the pitch. It has cost him but, one hopes, not permanently.

Whether still chasing silverware, desperately seeking to avoid relegation, or sitting comfortably mid-table, clubs across Europe are beginning to plan for next season even as this one runs down. Some will be searching for a new manager. One or two are already available. Since Simon Pegg was allowed to make a three flavored Cornetto trilogy, I thought I’d start a milk ... Read More »

Three things learned from Champions League semifinals’ first legs

After the Champions League semifinals' first legs, the final already been written in pencil. Here are three reasons why.

After the Champions League semifinals’ first legs, the final already been written in pencil. Two teams have probably already reserved flights, their players, coaches, and support staff pushing holidays back by an extra week or so. Real Madrid dismantled its city rivals in a way no side has been able to in Europe in seven seasons. Meanwhile, Juventus’ wily veterans efficiently defeated ... Read More »

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