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England National Team
Is Jadon Sancho worthy of the hype?
17:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

Jadon Sancho is a brave young man. Moving from his homeland to Germany in the pursuit of first-team football was an extremely bold decision. Leaving Manchester City at such a tender age has already proven to be the making of him; perhaps other…

Premier League
The curious case of Juan Mata
12:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

Juan Mata's contract expires this summer. In his two seasons at Chelsea, the Spaniard owned the Blues' Player of the Year award. Since arriving at Old Trafford in 2014, he's been inconsistent when in the lineup. In some matches,…

Spain
Luis Enrique still trying to rediscover Spain
09:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

La Roja are still in transition mode. If not the FIFA World Cup disaster, then Luis Enrique’s team selection for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers served as proof. The selection announcement itself was a peculiar one he’s made a…

Italy
What next for Balotelli after latest Italy snub?
08:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

Mario Balotelli wasn't named in the Italy squad. Roberto Mancini claims he wasn't "100%". He suffered through Balo's antics at Inter Milan and Manchester City. Is the Azzurri boss making a convenient excuse? Is there…

Premier League
Why Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka can feel hard done by after England snub
17:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

After a four-month hiatus, international football comes back with a bang. Qualification for the 2020 European Championships finally begins, with some mouthwatering fixtures in the offing. For England, they'll be looking to build upon a…

International
Can Wolves’ Jota, Neves, and Moutinho form a pack at Portugal?
15:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

You’ll be convinced there’s a long-term project to get Wolverhampton Wanderers among the top clubs in the Premier League. The way they’ve gone about it is quite interesting. First, they hired a quick-thinking Portuguese gaffer;…

International
Can Ronaldo's legacy include mentoring Joao Felix, other young Portugal stars?
12:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

The international break returns and, for the first time since last year's World Cup elimination, so does Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese national team struck a decent run of form in his absence. Manager Fernando Santos had little…

European Football
Why a competitive Premier League drives England's Champions League ascendance
09:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

A quick glance at the Champions and Europa League quarterfinals draws makes great reading for English football fans. Six Premier League teams rank in the final 16. Spain can claim only half as many, Portugal and Italy two apiece while Germany…

International
Carlos Queiroz: Master and Commander on the far side of football
08:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

Whether it’s club or international football, managers love to play god, remaking teams in their image. If that was the case with Carlos Queiroz, Colombia fans would be in for a shock. For eight years in Iran, Queiroz built a crack defensive…

Germany
Why Joachim Low made a mistake on Manuel Neuer
17:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Every professional football player dreams of a long, successful career at international level. As exciting as the first cap must be, the ultimate achievement is a send-off in which everyone, fans, teammates and opponents, pay tribute to…

Managerial News
Is Zidane's return to Real Madrid bad news for this World Cup hero?
15:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Real Madrid announced former manager Zinedine Zidane’s return last week. He delivered an immediate impact. A comfortable home win against relegation-threatened Celta Vigo made it seem like the 46-year-old never left. His return also signifies…

Championship
The truth behind Darren Moore’s sacking at West Bromwich Albion
12:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Darren Moore was sacked by West Bromwich Albion after a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town on March 9. Assistant head coaches Graeme Jones and Wayne Jacobs were also dismissed. James Shan was placed in caretaker charge until a permanent appointment…

Football
Is David Moyes becoming a forgotten man in football?
09:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Getting the opportunity to manage Manchester United is a dream job for most managers. So it was for David Moyes in 2013. But then, ‘the Chosen One’ became ‘the Rejected One’ in just a matter of months. It was a manager’s…

International
What does Gareth Southgate expect from his Three Lions call-ups?
08:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

So the first international break of 2019 is upon us, putting the Premier League on hold for two weeks in the meantime. All of the home nations are in action over the following 14 days, including England. The Three Lions face the Czech Republic…

Premier League
Miguel Almiron: The man that makes Newcastle United tick
17:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

Just a few months ago, football across Tyneside was only spoken about glumly. Mike Ashley's refusal to spend money meant that Newcastle United found themselves in an early-season relegation battle. However, when January rolled around, even…