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Non League
Marine FC on the comeback trail
12:01 Friday 13th December 2019

When I joined the media team at Northern Premier League side Marine Football Club in January this year, there was an air of celebration around the place. The Crosby-based club had just entered their 125th year and there…

Premier League
How might a permanent manager affect Arsenal's January transfer activity?
09:01 Friday 13th December 2019

When Arsenal sacked Unai Emery, it wasn’t necessarily a turning point. By allowing Freddie Ljungberg to see out the campaign, they’re basically pulling into the services until summer. Of course, while they idle the months away,…

Premier League
Can Leicester City mount a title challenge?
08:02 Friday 13th December 2019

In 2016 under the guidance of Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City shocked the footballing world to claim their first Premier League title despite coming in at 5000/1 underdogs. Fast-forward four-and-a-half years and Brendan Rodgers’…

Conference
Are Wrexham doomed to an eternity in non league?
19:01 Thursday 12th December 2019

When a big club drops out of the Football League, there’s often an assumption they’ll bounce back at the first attempt. A bunch of part-timers and new-money upstarts should be no match for a historic league club with an established…

Netherlands
Can AZ Alkmaar challenge Ajax?
17:00 Thursday 12th December 2019

Like many top European leagues, the Eredivisie is largely dominated by a handful of teams. Success breeds success and in the Netherlands, it is Ajax and PSV Eindhoven who hold a monopoly on the title. Still, Holland’s top-flight isn’t…

Netherlands
Is Dick Advocaat the right man to rescue Feyenoord?
12:00 Thursday 12th December 2019

Jaap Stam was always going to be a risky appointment for Feyenoord. True, he’s a legend in the Netherlands, fondly remembered for his stellar career at home and abroad. But his ability as manager is somewhat less established. He demonstrated…

Non League
Tim Flowers has the Moors in full bloom
09:01 Thursday 12th December 2019

Tim Flowers is remembered as a fantastic goalkeeper, part of the Blackburn Rovers team who won the 1995 title ahead of Manchester United. He is also remembered for an inflammatory interview that season aimed at Sir Alex Ferguson. Now the…

Italy
Could Champions League elimination work in Inter's favour?
08:01 Thursday 12th December 2019

Just when things were going swell for Inter, the football gods decide to throw a curveball. Sitting at Serie A’s summit, the Nerazzurri just needed a win over Barcelona’s B-team to guarantee qualification for the Champions League…

Premier League
Jamie Vardy three games away from history (again!)
19:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

There's certainly something in those Leicester waters, eh? From their historic title win in 2015/16, to Jamie Vardy going from non-league minnow to Premier League record-breaker in the space of just a few years. Now, The Foxes are at it…

Premier League
Could Iheanacho be the difference for Leicester City?
17:08 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Kelechi Iheanacho moved from Belvoir Drive cold to a hot topic in less than a week. After his cameo match-winning performance against Everton, the Nigerian stepped forward again at Aston Villa. His renaissance could make the difference for…

Premier League
What's going wrong at Bournemouth?
12:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Since their promotion to the Premier League four years ago, Bournemouth established and consolidated their status as a top-flight club. Expectations on the South Coast club aren’t that lofty but we’re in a generation when everything…

Spain
Why haven't Atletico filled their Griezmann void?
09:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Antoine Griezmann was Atletico Madrid. The two served in duality, which was mutually beneficial for both parties. The French striker came in the year after Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title, with the expectation he’d be…

Premier League
Should Guardiola focus on the Champions League?
08:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Is Manchester City’s title challenge over? Falling fourteen(!) points behind Liverpool after the derby loss to United perhaps says so. Of course, with the two-time defending champions, you can never say never. However, there is a…

Spain
Can Rakitic seize the opportunity of Arthur's injury?
18:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Barcelona's midfield hasn't been the same since Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta departed the Nou Camp. The club has struggled to replicate its typically fluid passing system in their absence. However, following some decent pieces…

Premier League
Should Chelsea sign Jadon Sancho?
17:01 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Chelsea fans joyfully welcomed news the Court for Arbritration of Sport commuted their transfer ban in time for the January window. Their successful appeal of FIFA's judgment lifts a weight from manager Frank Lampard's shoulders. He…