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Premier League
Daniel James' Manchester United Honeymoon period is over
19:01 Tuesday 18th February 2020

When Manchester United signed little-known Daniel James over the summer, many expected he'd be a squad player or rotational option at best. After all, he'd only scratched the surface at Swansea City before the Red Devils came calling…

Spain
Should Sergio Ramos step down as Real Madrid penalty taker?
17:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Joining Real Madrid after spending his youth at Sevilla was a career-changing move for Sergio Ramos. The deal can be compared to Liverpool snatching Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton. We all know how integral the Dutchman is Liverpool's…

Premier League
Berge or Lundstram? Chris Wilder’s midfield selection headache
12:01 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Sander Berge’s £22million transfer to Sheffield United from Belgian side Genk was well received by Blades fans. The 22-year-old Norwegian midfielder attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester United in January, but he is…

Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Can the Sky Blues absorb the impact?
09:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City's success is 12 years in the making. After the club was bought for £210 million by the Abu Dhabi Group in 2008, the first substantial goal was to secure a Premier League crown. Since their initial title in 2012,…

Premier League
Manchester City Fallout: Will Champions League ban test Guardiola's commitment?
08:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City’s worst nightmare came to life when UEFA banned them from the Champions League for the next two seasons. Just before a crucial tie against 13-time champions Real Madrid. Spoiler Alert: City will appeal to the Court…

Germany
Was Jurgen Klinsmann right to quit as Hertha Berlin manager?
19:01 Monday 17th February 2020

It came as a surprise to most German football followers when the news filtered through that Jurgen Klinsmann had quit his position as Hertha Berlin manager. The former United States men’s national team boss lasted just 76 days on…

Spain
Why Barcelona's special signing won't be spine-tingling
17:00 Monday 17th February 2020

Britain's passion for wagering may explain the Premier League fan’s scepticism regarding VAR. The video-assisted referee, goal-line and offside technology are tools to correct inadvertent errors. In other words, they're safety…

Premier League
Is age finally taking its toll on Jamie Vardy?
12:01 Monday 17th February 2020

In 2015/16, Jamie Vardy announced himself to the football world as one of the most naturally gifted scorers in the modern game. Doing so in the game's 'most competitive' league renders Vardy's beyond question. Even…

Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Is the top four now a top five?
10:01 Monday 17th February 2020

Manchester City received their Valentine's Day gift in a sour parcel. The Blues are out of the Champions League for the next two seasons after breaking Financial Fair Play rules. There are many possible and extremely serious…

Spain
Barca must fix leaky defense
09:01 Monday 17th February 2020

Scoring two goals and conceding one isn't the best way to win a game, especially if the letters FCB emblazon the badge over your heart. Barcelona manager Quique Setien found relief after picking up all three points against Getafe…

Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Player exodus?
17:01 Sunday 16th February 2020

UEFA delivered a hammer blow of a Valentine to Manchester City on Friday. The two-year Champions League ban for alleged Financial Fair Play violations isn't a pebble dropped in a pond causing a mild ripple effect. It's a meteor impact…

Champions League
Manchester City fallout: Do the Sky Blues go to war against UEFA?
15:01 Sunday 16th February 2020

When Love United/Hate Glazer snowflakes claim Manchester United’s absentee owners put nothing back into the club, it’s easy to point out the Americans spent more than a billion pounds sterling on players after taking control of…

Premier League
Why Steve Bruce deserves praise for Newcastle form
12:31 Sunday 16th February 2020

Over the summer, Newcastle United's Steve Bruce appointment was met with predictable moans and groans. Once again, the managerial-merry-go-round was being tapped into rather than trying something fresh. Magpies fans had gone from global…

Premier League
Sander Berge's acquisition shows Sheffield United's ambition
10:02 Sunday 16th February 2020

Sheffield United has suddenly become a household name in the 'threat to the big six' category in the Premier League. They are placed fifth in the table with 39 points, having played one game more than Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur,…

Premier League
How will Hakim Ziyech impact Chelsea next season?
09:00 Sunday 16th February 2020

Given Chelsea's transfer ban, which lasted the duration of the summer transfer window, Frank Lampard was forced to rely on a young lineup for the season. Despite his rivals' inconsistency, the fledgeling Blues boss is yet to cement…