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Premier League
Have fans sucked the magic out of Manchester United?
19:00 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

I’ve heard all the talk about the power, grace and beauty of a mother’s love. She’ll nurture you, guide you, defend you, stand by you, love you unconditionally, do anything for you. Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman’s…

Premier League
Fiyako Tomori: The crowning jewel for Chelsea
17:01 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

When Frank Lampard took over the reins at Chelsea, nobody really knew what to expect. With a transfer ban looming over the London club's head, the Blues cult hero was expected to dip into the fountain of youth at Stamford Bridge - and my…

Spain
Atletico Madrid must start scoring to reign supreme in La Liga
12:00 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Diego Simeone has done a fantastic job at Atletico Madrid, that's clear for all to see. The Argentine gaffer has turned Los Colchoneros into a club who are amongst the best in Europe over recent times. Reaching…

Non League
Can Altrincham sustain full time football?
09:00 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Altrincham FC may not be the best-known club in Greater Manchester, but any Robins fan will tell you their heroes have every reason to be proud. Having knocked 17 Football League clubs out of the FA Cup over the years, including Blackpool,…

Spain
Are Messi, Suarez and Griezmann finally cooking for Barcelona?
08:01 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

It is an open secret that Barcelona struggled after Neymar departed the Nou Camp for Paris Saint Germain in 2017. Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho were brought in to replace the Brazilian. Both failed to step up in Catalonia.…

Usa
Barros Schelotto, Pavon sing Don’t Cry for me Argentina
19:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

What do you get when you cross Evita with La-La Land? A pair of big names from Boca Juniors with movie-star looks who are making a name for themselves in Hollywood. Or just up the road anyway. Whether or not the fan violence that caused the…

League One
Is Phil Parkinson the right manager for Sunderland?
17:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Experienced manager Phil Parkinson took over at Sunderland last week, hoping to get the Black Cat’s back on track in their bid to return to the Championship. Is he the right man to turn their fortunes around? Before being sacked…

International
Can Steve Clarke revive Scotland's fortunes?
12:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Heedless of the rain falling in relentless sheets over the stadium, the midfielder steps up for the free-kick. The ball curls neatly into the top corner. The 6-0 rout is complete. Despite a dominant display, no one is particularly…

France
Can Rudi Garcia revitalise Lyon?
09:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

It was always going to be a tall order expecting Sylvinho to come up with the goods in charge of a club with Lyon's stature. The Brazilian had paid his dues, learning as an assistant at Cruzeiro and Inter Milan under Roberto Mancini.…

Italy
Domenico Berardi reaching his full potential at Sassuolo
08:00 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

A certain buzz accompanied Domenico Berardi's emergence in 2012. Stardom was envisaged in a year or two. It didn’t manifest. This season, the Sassuolo playmaker is making up for lost time.  The 2012/13 campaign was a memorable…

Premier League
Marcus Rashford proving himself as a big-game player?
19:00 Monday 21st October 2019

Manchester United Football Club finally showed some resilience at Old Trafford this weekend. Holding table-toppers Liverpool to a draw would have been viewed as a positive before kick-off, though the Red Devils will certainly be kicking themselves…

Spain
Is Lautaro Martinez the natural successor to Suarez at Barcelona?
17:01 Monday 21st October 2019

The poster boy for the Antonio Conte Inter Milan revolution has been Lautaro Martinez. As much as new-man Romelu Lukaku remains the Italian's favourite, it’s the Argentine coming up with the goods whenever the Nerazzurri…

Premier League
Has Frank Lampard turned Chelsea's situation around?
12:00 Monday 21st October 2019

A top-four finish in the Premier League coupled with a Europa League triumph over Arsenal ensured Chelsea finished the 2018/2019 campaign on an impressive note. However, it wasn't enough to keep Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge…

Premier League
Was Victor Wanyama foolish to stay at Tottenham?
09:00 Monday 21st October 2019

Victor Wanyama was left out of the matchday squad in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Watford on Saturday and may consider his future due to a lack of playing time. He hasn’t featured in the Premier League since September and finds…

Premier League
Emery vs Ozil: Who'll be the last man standing?
08:01 Monday 21st October 2019

Have you ever witnessed a transfer of power? Whether it's political or otherwise, successors can bring fresh ideas. Yet, once in power, the new boss often finds there are reasons for doing certain things a certain way.  At Arsenal,…