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Transfers
Why Chelsea should go all out for Edinson Cavani
08:00 Thursday 23rd January 2020

Frank Lampard has stopped short of conceding Chelsea's interest in Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan made known his desire to leave Paris Saint-German recently and has become the subject of transfer speculation. Atletico Madrid has been credited…

Scotland
Can Ayr win promotion to the Scottish Premiership?
19:00 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

For the second season on the run, it seemed Ayr United could pull off the unimaginable; promotion to the Scottish Premiership. For a little club like Ayr, playing in a small seaside town in a stadium with a mere 1,600 seats, top-flight football…

Premier League
How will Manchester United cope without Marcus Rashford?
17:01 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

When Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez left Manchester United last summer, fans questioned whether the club would have enough firepower going forward. Couple that with one paltry attacking signing in the shape of Daniel James, who was largely…

Premier League
Is Manchester United captaincy Harry Maguire's blessing or curse?
12:00 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Predictable as it was, handing Harry Maguire the Manchester United captaincy polarised reactions. While a certain section of fans were pleased, others weren’t happy due to his quiet persona and relative inexperience. It should still be…

Premier League
Searching for Michael Carrick
09:00 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

A Geordie, a Norwegian, an Irishman and a fat, bald Lancastrian regularly attend Premier League matches as a group. They chat together, analysing each match as it progresses. When their emotions get the best of them, the Norwegian, Irishman…

Premier League
How does Gedson Fernandes fit in Mourinho's Tottenham?
08:01 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Spurs landed the first signing of Jose Mourinho’s reign. In financial terms, it wasn't another Paul Pogba or even a Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Gedson Fernandes arrived from Benfica on an 18-month loan with an option to make the move permanent.…

Premier League
How Nigel Pearson lifted Sarr and Deulofeu's spirits
19:01 Tuesday 21st January 2020

Nigel Pearson made an incredible start at Watford; The Hornets lost just one Premier League game in eight after he took over in December. Unsurprisingly, Watford’s defence improved under the Englishman with…

Premier League
How will Frank Lampard deal with his first taste of adversity?
17:01 Tuesday 21st January 2020

A month or two ago, things were all rosy for Chelsea Football Club. Super Frank Lampard was propelling the blues up the table, goals were free-flowing and most importantly; the fans were enjoying themselves once again. They had their club back…

Italy
How can AC Milan get out of this mess?
09:00 Tuesday 21st January 2020

AC Milan are in a colossal mess. After a brilliant campaign with Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo replaced Gennaro Gattuso to begin the season. Life at San Siro wasn't so well lit and he was sacked in short order. Stefano Pioli took over…

Premier League
Should Manchester City cash in on Leroy Sane?
08:01 Tuesday 21st January 2020

When Leroy Sane stalled negotiations for a new deal with Manchester City, Bayern Munich paid attention. With two years remaining on his contract entering this campaign, City made every effort to extend the player. Sane wouldn't sign. The…

J League
Kyoto Sanga choose experience for 2020
19:01 Monday 20th January 2020

Kyoto, the former capital city which governed Japan for over a thousand years until 1868, fondly remembers such imperial heady days with civic pride. The sporting fans in the locality reminisce the early 90s when Kyoto Sanga was relevant…

Football
8 Players who signed but never played
17:00 Monday 20th January 2020

With the time put into football transfers these days and the hype built around them, players face enormous expectations to deliver the goods and justify their price tags. In some cases, though, the player never has the chance. …

Germany
Can Jean-Clair Todibo succeed at Schalke 04?
12:00 Monday 20th January 2020

When Jean-Clair Todibo inspired FC Barcelona to restrict the Lautaro Martinez-Romelu Lukaku fueled Internazionale, the sky felt like the limit for the teenager. But the high hasn’t lasted as long as he’d had hoped for... Amidst…

Premier League
3 positions Chelsea must improve next season
09:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Barring last season's Europa League victory over London rivals Arsenal, Chelsea had little reason to be excited over the past two campaigns. Even the triumph in Baku was tampered by the spectre of a transfer ban and the manager and talisman…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…