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Premier League
Why Paul Pogba is an open and shut case
08:01 Tuesday 15th June 2021

France invade Germany this evening in a bit of irony that may titillate history buffs but is without doubt the marquee match of the entire group stage for any fan who speaks a language other than English. Regardless, Anglos with a thick northern…

Premier League
Do Crystal Palace want to be anything more?
08:01 Monday 14th June 2021

While it appears everything is fine in Denmark, there is something rotten at Selhurst Park. After failing to come to terms with Nuno Espirito Santo, the club allegedly broke off talks to appoint the former Wolves boss as Crystal Palace manager…

England National Team
It's Coming Home: Can England win EURO 2020?
09:01 Sunday 13th June 2021

Heartbreak in 1996 will be forever etched in English memories. Gareth Southgate bravely offered to take a spot-kick in the pressure-cooker of a major semi-final. Unfortunately, he'd miss, sending Germany on their way to glory. Fast-forward…

European Championships
Euro 2020: Can Wales rekindle the magic of five years ago?
10:31 Saturday 12th June 2021

In every major tournament, there are surprise packages. Cameroon in 1990, Greece in 2004 and Wales in 2016. Five years on from that incredible feat, Rob Page’s side will be looking to replicate their success…

England National Team
5 England players with the most to prove at EURO 2020
09:01 Friday 11th June 2021

Here we go again. The hopes of a nation rest upon the shoulders of our Three Lions. The 'It's Coming Home' chants have started, as has the usual banter with both Scotland and Wales fans. Gareth Southgate's England enter this…

Bundesliga
Why Mark van Bommel is happy to take the long road
08:00 Thursday 10th June 2021

Before the advent of VAR, FIFA loved to boast that the game was played under the same rules at every level. Football is football, they’d say and, if we’re being honest, it still is even if there is an eye in the sky at some matches…

Premier League
Should Everton move for Antonio Conte?
08:01 Wednesday 9th June 2021

Antonio Conte has won nine trophies in his fifteen-year managerial career, including a Premier League title and an FA Cup in two years at Chelsea. So why wouldn’t Everton, without a trophy since 1995 and dying for silverware, appoint…

European Championships
3 fringe players most likely to make an impact for England
08:00 Tuesday 8th June 2021

England enter the European Championships filled with confidence. Gareth Southgate can field a host of star names at the top of their games. At one end of the spectrum, Harry Kane won yet another Premier league Golden Boot this past season.…

Premier League
How do Manchester City intend to win the Premier League transfer window again?
08:00 Monday 7th June 2021

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak wasn’t wrong when he told reporters Manchester City cannot afford to relax when the last match of the season is played. One of the things that I’ve learned over the years is, you need…

Premier League
Why signing a central defender must be a priority for Manchester United
09:01 Sunday 6th June 2021

Sure, a Jadon Sancho or Harry Kane-esque signing would definitely have the Red Devils supporters feeling rather excited about the upcoming campaign. However, for Manchester United, a practical, pragmatic approach is needed to this window.…

International
Will the 2021 Copa America be the 'Tournament of Death'?
08:00 Saturday 5th June 2021

If the upcoming Euros seem inappropriate or less important with COVID-19 yet to be completely subdued, imagine how South Americans feel about this summer’s Copa America. The continent has always simultaneously stood at the pinnacle and…

Spain
Is Lionel Messi on the precipice?
08:00 Friday 4th June 2021

At the climax of the original Die Hard, villain Hans Gruber dangles over the edge of Nakatomi Tower as hero John McClane attempts to pry loose his grip on wife Holly’s wrist. Desperately hanging on, Gruber pulls a concealed weapon from…

Premier League
Manchester United's 5 worst signings in the Premier League era
15:01 Thursday 3rd June 2021

Since the Premier League began in 1992, Manchester United have been the most successful club in the country, despite a pretty dry spell since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire. Blame can (rightly) be placed at The Glazer's door,…

Premier League
Could James Rodriguez's Copa America absence be a blessing in disguise for Everton?
17:00 Wednesday 2nd June 2021

James Rodriguez has been excellent for Everton this season... in flashes. The Colombian signed a two-year deal at Goodison Park last summer, and proved to be a key part of departed manager Carlo Ancelotti’s squad when fit, contributing…

Champions League
How Star Wars explains Pep Guardiola
08:00 Tuesday 1st June 2021

Admittedly, A New Hope was a movie with a predetermined script. But if it hadn't been, and especially following the revelation in Rogue One that the flaw in the Death Star was intentionally engineered by the designer to foil the Empire,…