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Premier League
Where does Paul Pogba fit in on his Manchester United injury return?
19:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Back in September's end, Manchester United fans rejoiced as Paul Pogba made his injury return against Rochdale. The mercurial Frenchman had spent the two weeks prior to said Carabao Cup match sidelined with an ankle problem. Unbeknown to…

France
What has gone wrong with Olympique Lyon?
17:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

The season is heading towards the midway point. Many clubs will be happy when they reflect on how they fared in the first phase of the campaign. Others will be biting their fingernails. French giants, Olympique Lyon belong in the second category.…

European Championships
Will Hungary face the Topknot of God?
12:01 Tuesday 19th November 2019

November 18 2009, Stade de France, 104th minute: As Florent Malouda lined up the free-kick from  45 yards, centre-half Sebastien Squillaci hustled into the Ireland box. Referee Martin Hansson blew the whistle to resume play. Malouda’s…

Premier League
Is Fred coming good at Manchester United?
09:01 Tuesday 19th November 2019

The Ukrainian Premier League can't hold a candle to its English namesake. The time needed for erstwhile Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred to adjust to life at Manchester United proves the point. At the same time, Premier League fans aren't…

Germany
What does Toni Kroos' resurgence mean for club and country?
08:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Germany’s shock World Cup elimination in the group stage confirmed the regression among the nation's ageing stars. In an act of self-preservation, manager Joachim Low visited the Allianz Arena to inform three Bayern stars, Mats…

Premier League
Should Manchester United spend big in January?
19:00 Monday 18th November 2019

For the Manchester United fans amongst us, you'll probably know that today, the Old Trafford outfit published their latest financial figures. For those that didn't know, well now you do... It seems as good a time as any to talk about…

International
Can San Marino continue to improve after latest heroics?
12:01 Monday 18th November 2019

Beneath the glare of the floodlights, the charging winger latched onto the through pass, rounded the keeper and prodded the ball home home. Mobbed by his teammates, the goal scorer roared with triumph. The casual observer may assume, based…

European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

Premier League
Can a new centre-back rescue Manchester City's season?
08:00 Monday 18th November 2019

Pep Guardiola is paying dearly for his decision not to replace Vincent Kompany in the summer. The Belgian's departure left a huge void in the Manchester City squad - that would have been difficult to fill anyway. Yet, signing even a semi-decent centre-back…

Scotland
What next for Queen's Park after adopting professional status?
17:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

When Queens Park FC’s supporters met on Thursday night, they made a decision with deep ramifications - not only for their club but Scottish football as a whole. Members of Scotland’s oldest side voted overwhelmingly to…

Premier League
Steve Bruce: When your best attackers are centre-halves
15:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

When Rafael Benitez left Tyneside in the summer and was replaced by Steve Bruce, fans were less than welcoming to their new man. With the loss of top scorer Salomon Rondon, takeover rumours which proved to be unfounded speculation and…

Premier League
Who understands Arsenal's need better than Patrick Vieira?
12:00 Sunday 17th November 2019

If, sorry, when Arsenal sack Unai Emery, Patrick Vieira’s appointment offers a promise no other candidate can make. When the former Gunners captain and midfield destroyer departed for Juventus, the last remaining vestige of defensive…

France
Aleksandr Golovin finally on firm ground at AS Monaco
09:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Signed as the breakout star of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Aleksandr Golovin was tipped for greatness at AS Monaco. Conventional wisdom held that the principality was a brief stop on the Kaltan native's rise to the big time. His lights and…

Spain
Has Lionel Messi taken free-kicks to another level?
08:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Everyone knows how dangerous Lionel Messi is whenever he runs at opposition defences with the ball at his feet. At 32, time isn't on his side. Pace will leave him in two or three years. Of course, that will make it all the easier to…

Premier League
Liverpool: Mission Impossible or Mission Invincible?
21:41 Saturday 16th November 2019

Good evening, Herr Klopp. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to go the entire season unbeaten while shattering Manchester City's Premier League points record. If you fail to remain undefeated or allow City to recapture…