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Premier League
Cardiff City have at least given themselves a chance
15:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

At the season's start, I think it's fair to suggest that the majority thought Cardiff City would head straight back down to the Championship. In the Premier League's early-goings, the Bluebirds were certainly living up to that billing.…

Premier League
Time for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to leave Chelsea permanently
12:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was called up to the England squad for November’s friendly with the United States and UEFA Nations League clash against Croatia, winning his 10th cap against the former. It’s now 12 months since he made his debut…

J League
J2 and the Gauntlet of Hate
09:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

Football bureaucracy is terrible, isn’t it? Procedural hindrances plague Japan’s football system like you wouldn’t believe. J2 took a body blow goal to its autonomy at season's end, this year. Let us file the paperwork…

Transfers
What should West Ham expect from Samir Nasri? 
08:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

Sorry Gooners, Le Petit Prince is back in town. Samir Nasri is in the news, this time for the right reason. After a few turbulent years blighted by injuries and a drug ban, the Frenchman is back in the Premier League, albeit as a…

Premier League
It's time to put some respect on Callum Wilson's name
17:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

The year is 2011, Callum Wilson is sent out on loan by parent club Coventry City. The striker heads to Kettering Town, for whom he plays seventeen times, scoring just one goal. During the season following, the-then teenager was off on loan…

European Football
5 emerging stars the European heavyweights should monitor
15:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

European football has hit top gear. The leagues around the continent have produced some scintillating games in recent months, riddled with drama and excitement. While the heavyweights aim to maintain position atop the food chain, the underdogs…

Premier League
Is Jurgen Klopp’s new system best for his Liverpool squad?
12:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

Neutrals and critics will have you believe Liverpool are not playing with the same intensity they did last season. At first, this might seem degradation even after heavy spending in the summer transfer window. But that’s not the…

Premier League
Could Pape Souare be on his way out of Crystal Palace in January?
09:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

Pape Souare was left out of the matchday squad in Crystal Palace’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on November 10 and hasn’t featured in the Premier League for the Eagles since their opening game of the season. The left back's…

Spain
How can Spain boss Luis Enrique find no place for Chelsea's Marcos Alonso?
08:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

People who play Fantasy Premier League will tell you Marcos Alonso is the most expensive defender in the League. He also earns the most points (86) for a player in his position. Fantasy Premier League isn’t Football Manager. In FPL, players…

Reviews
Film Review: Take The Ball, Pass The Ball
17:00 Monday 19th November 2018

In this film, Graham Hunter, a Spanish football expert, takes us on a short hop back in time to a decade ago in Catalonia. Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets were fresh faces in the Barcelona team with Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry,…

Germany
Marco Reus proving vital for Borussia Dortmund this season
15:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Without a doubt, Marco Reus is amongst the most talented footballers on the planet. But as has often been the case, ability alone is not enough. There are several other factors that usually go into the making of a winner. Reus was, and…

Spain
How patient can Barcelona be with their £103.5 million investment?
12:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Ousmane Dembele suffers following his big-money switch to Barcelona. The £103.5 million transfer fee, the world's third-most expensive signing, was either going to hinder his progress or afford him a larger platform from which…

Italy
Is Serie A on the rise again?
09:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Serie-A used to be the biggest league in the ‘90s. The best of the best played there, including the original Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Juan Sebastian Veron, Hernan Crespo, Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Marco van Basten and Gabriel Batistuta.…

Football
What is the reason behind Nemanja Matic’s decline?
08:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Even though Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku for £75 million two years ago, the biggest summer surprise in 2017 was Chelsea's willingness to sell Nemanja Matic to their direct rivals. Many Blues fans expressed outrage. Chelsea…

Bundesliga
It's time to talk about the other Hazard brother tearing up football
17:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Footballing heritage seems to run in the genes. It's actually surprising how many people within the game have relatives who've also turned professional. I look at the Neville brothers, Peter and Kasper Schmeichel, Les, Rio and Anton…

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