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Non League
Can Mariners sail to a fourth consecutive promotion?
17:00 Friday 19th April 2019

South Shields were relegated to the Northern League Second Division, the 10th tier of English Football, in 2013. Financial problems meant they had to play away from their home ground for two seasons. New Chairman Geoff Thompson turned…

Champions League
Guardiola can't wake from recurring Champions League nightmare
12:00 Friday 19th April 2019

Most people forget Ashton Kutcher’s attempts at serious acting. When it comes to Butterfly Effect, I can’t. The 2004 thriller about a college student who repeatedly travels back in time to make a better future only to…

Premier League
Ander Herrera's free transfer proves Ed Woodward a slow learner
09:00 Friday 19th April 2019

All is not well at Manchester United. In disarray after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dream was cut short, behind-the-scenes problems are becoming unavoidable. The manager maintains an upbeat attitude but smiling isn't enough to stop…

Premier League
Why Manchester United's bad form is good for their long-term health
08:00 Friday 19th April 2019

It’s fair to say that things haven’t gone well for Manchester United since beating Paris Saint-Germain. That stunning and surprise victory in the French capital was the highlight of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign so far,…

Premier League
What is a Premier League goal worth?
12:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Goals win games; defence wins titles. Recently, the adage metamorphosed into an argument on how to play the game rather than the intended lesson in maintaining a proper tactical balance. Keeping clean sheets is important. Opponents can’t…

Europa League
Gunners won't find Gli Azzurri easy targets at San Paolo
09:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Arsenal fans are smiling after their 2-0 first-leg victory over Napoli at the Emirates. Some may think their ticket to the Europa League semifinal is punched. There are few fortresses in football more imposing than Stadio San Paolo, however.…

Premier League
Can Spurs finally cope without Harry Kane?
08:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Injuries were Harry Kane’s biggest enemy this season. After spending five weeks out of action when he damaged an ankle in January against Manchester United, another ankle injury against the other Manchester club means he will spend…

Premier League
Manchester United have a serious Ashley Young problem
17:00 Wednesday 17th April 2019

Manchester United were jolted right back down to reality last night. FC Barcelona weren't in a forgiving mood, they put the Red Devils to the sword, albeit United didn't help themselves whatsoever... Costly individual mistakes…

Premier League
Who grabs the coveted Premier League seventh spot?
15:00 Wednesday 17th April 2019

Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Watford and West Ham United would each consider the 2018/19 season successful if they can finish seventh in the Premier League. Javi Gracia's Hornets won't mind upsetting Manchester…

Premier League
Can Harry Kane's injury work in Son Heung-Min's favour?
12:00 Wednesday 17th April 2019

The dark clouds contained a silver lining for Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night. Their moment of sheer horror upon seeing Harry Kane limp off was replaced with joyful exuberance. One closed door opened up another one when Son Heung-Min produced…

Champions League
Is Barcelona gaffe the perfect excuse to let David de Gea go?
00:18 Wednesday 17th April 2019

Reportedly, Ed Woodward and Manchester United spent the past year and a bit trying to coax David de Gea into signing a contract extension. It’s unclear whether his high wage demands are a dealbreaker or just posing while he waits to see…

Championship
Billy Sharp Living Up to his Blades-worthy name
12:00 Tuesday 16th April 2019

Growing up in Sheffield alone with a name like, Sharp, will ensure edgy jokes come your way. Given that Billy played for Sheffield United, the Blades, the wordplay continued. His on-again, off-again history with the club allowed critics…

Champions League
Is Ajax's Erik ten Hag the next hot managerial property?
12:00 Friday 12th April 2019

If you watched the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, you can be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  In the Round of 16 first leg at the fabled venue which…

Premier League
Has Fabian Delph become more of a liability for Manchester City?
09:00 Friday 12th April 2019

Fabian Delph was expected to leave Manchester City after Pep Guardiola took over in 2016. The Catalan manager carried out a massive clearance in order to reshape the squad to suit his style of play. Players like Bacary Sagna, Alexander Kolarov,…

Championship
Jed Steer’s unlikely rise to prominence at Aston Villa
08:00 Friday 12th April 2019

Jed Steer probably can’t believe he’s Aston Villa’s first-choice goalkeeper and has earned a contract extension, given how his situation was months ago. The 26-year-old was playing for League One side Charlton Athletic on…