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Premier League
How Mauricio Pochettino's Champions League success was spurred by Premier League rivals
12:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Like Ajax in the Netherlands, Tottenham has surprised most people by reaching the Champions League semi-final. But even though Spurs are not fighting for the title like their next opponent in the Champions League is doing, the domestic campaign…

Champions League
Who will be Ajax's next 'next generation'?
09:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Touted as Champions League cannon fodder in the Round of 16, Ajax of Amsterdam turned heads. Their young and talented squad, led by manager Erik ten Hag, provided some memorable moments in this season’s competition. After overcoming…

Italy
Juventus must be patient with Champions League dreams
08:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

While a celebratory mood echoed over the Juventus stadium on Saturday, the underlying dissatisfaction merely waited to emerge again. The Old Lady became Italian Champions for the eighth straight season, yet something didn’t feel…

Premier League
Are you ready for all-England Champions and Europa League finals?
17:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The stage is set for the final four in both the Champions and Europa League. Four of the Premier League's top six reached this level. The two Manchester sides fell in the Champions League quarterfinal. Among Arsenal, Chelsea,…

Premier League
Time for Manchester United to hit reset button?
15:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Manchester United's 4-0 drubbing at Everton's hands this weekend is as bad as it has ever been since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to call time on an illustrious managerial career. Since 2013, four have tried, three have failed, Ole Gunnar…

European Football
Former Gunner finding success with PAOK
09:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Expected to light up the Emirates Stadium for years to come, Chuka Akpom disappointed. After several loan spells and a few appearances for the Arsenal first team, the Londoner was let go. He joined PAOK Salonika last summer on a three-year…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must beg Alvaro Morata to return
08:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chelsea must go cap in hand and try to persuade Alvaro Morata to return to Stamford Bridge. That, of course, depends on whether the Blues are serious on returning to contending for the Premier League title rather than grappling for a top-four…

Italy
Dybala, Icardi swap deal best for all parties
16:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

They are both Argentineans stranded at an adjacent career crossroad. Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi face an uncertain future at Juventus and Inter Milan respectively. A swap deal is speculated. Although very improbable, it is potentially…

Premier League
Kevin de Bruyne health key to Manchester City's title defence
12:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Manchester City’s back-to-back victories at the Etihad against Tottenham Hotspur left a bittersweet taste. Elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals in the first wasn't compensated by sending the Premier League title…

Premier League
Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

Premier League
Manchester United's road form no yellow brick road
08:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

At this point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should adopt a Scottish terrier, name him Toto, go to sleep, and wait for a tornado to transport the Carrington training complex to Oz. His Manchester United squad need brains, heart and courage. Especially…

Championship
Leeds United putting automatic promotion at risk with inconsistent form
15:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

That Marcelo Bielsa has stayed at Leeds until the end of the season is commendable given his antecedents. Of course, it has not been without some drama. A spying incident on Frank Lampard's Derby County made the headlines back in January,…

European Football
It's now or never for Istanbul BK
12:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

Super Lig is dominated by Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. Like Edinburgh to Glasgow in Scotland, capital city Ankara takes a back seat. Whereas the English Premier League top four became a top six recently, the Big Three in Istanbul…

Premier League
Has Anthony Martial improved since joining Manchester United?
09:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

'Welcome to Manchester United, Anthony Martial!' Martin Tyler screamed as the then-teenager scored an outstanding solo goal on debut against Liverpool. A strike that would win the match no less. The Red Devils had done it again and…

Premier League
One relegation place, two teams: Between Brighton and Cardiff, who wants it less?
08:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

While the world was wondering how David De Gea let that ball get past him and Juventus allowed to Ajax do the same, Cardiff beat Brighton 2-0 away at the Amex. The relegation race is back on. The Bluebirds are two points behind the Seagulls…