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Premier League
Nathaniel Clyne is Liverpool and England’s true forgotten man
09:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

A little over four years ago, Southampton's two starting full-backs departed for pastures new. Luke Shaw headed for Manchester United. Nathaniel Clyne dropped him off then travelled another 35 miles across the M62 to Liverpool. In subsequent…

Premier League
Lucas Torreira only just getting warmed up at Arsenal
08:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

Every team can use an N'Golo Kante, can't it? A player who breaks up opposing attacks, hassles and harries foes from the word go, and drives forward when necessary. Arsenal found their Kante this summer in Lucas Torreira. The defensive…

Reviews
Book Review: Faith of our Families
17:00 Monday 10th December 2018

'If you know your history' is a phrase that’s common among the supporters of Everton Football Club. Having that knowledge about days gone by is something that Toffees fans pride themselves upon.

Premier League
Andre Gomes, Barcelona and why Everton should be confident of a permanent move
15:00 Monday 10th December 2018

When Everton head into the January transfer window, they'll be keen to get business done. A new striker is reportedly top of their wish list. Before securing that goalscorer, though, they have a more pressing matter. That is acquiring Andre…

Spain
Cristhian Stuani single-handedly taking Girona to the top
12:00 Monday 10th December 2018

This past week, Luka Modric gave a moving speech about going from a nobody to the top of the world game after winning the Ballon d'Or. Few players ever make a top club like Real Madrid much less win the coveted prize. Nevertheless, their…

Spain
Will Athletic Bilbao suffer first relegation from Primera Division?
09:00 Monday 10th December 2018

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao belong to an exclusive group of Spanish football elites. Since the Primera Division’s inception in 1929, the trio's enjoy an uninterrupted stay. For the Basque club, that streak has rarely…

Premier League
Unai Emery is showcasing how pragmatic approach works
08:00 Monday 10th December 2018

Arsenal's win over Spurs in the North London Derby not only reopened the debate for the best London club but it also provided justification for the Gunners picking Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor. Emery's arrival at…

Opinion
Is Mo Salah hogging up all the class or isn't there enough to go around?
17:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

We like to romanticise sport. It's reassuring to believe football and other games bring out the best in mankind. Let's face it, though. It's been more than a decade since Mick Foley retired from professional wrestling and Mr Socko…

Premier League
How Ralph Hasenhuttl can get Southampton marching again
15:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

It's bizarre. Southampton’s Premier League dreams are tied to a foreigner with a nightmarish-like name. Ralph Hasenhuttl. According to Jurgen Klopp, Hase means rabbit. Huttl translates to a small hut or cabin. A small hut for rabbits,…

Premier League
Why Newcastle United's renaissance is no accident
12:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

Premier League football is quite unpredictable. Manchester City’s dominance questions the credibility of that statement, but it holds true in many cases. Wolves can beat Chelsea. Brighton can smother Manchester United. Then there’s…

Premier League
Can Chelsea win provide new momentum for Wolves?
09:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

After an unprecedented run to win the Championship title last season, Wolves became an impressive side to watch in the Premier League this term. Manager Nuno Espirito Santo built a side that is not only solid at the back but effective…

Bundesliga
Who can replace Bayern's irreplaceable Arjen Robben?
08:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

Arjen Robben’s retirement sparks the end of an era at Bayern Munich. The Dutch winger recently announced he’ll hang up his boots in 2019 after almost a decade at the club. During a slightly tumultuous phase, his announcement adds…

Usa
Will Atlanta United's MLS Cup be C-Beams glittering or tears in rain?
17:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

The MLS Cup plays tonight between Atlanta United and Portland Timbers at 8PM local time, 1AM in the UK. Don't roll your eyes at me. Fair is fair. You stayed up late [or came in early] for Tyson Fury; you can do the same for this title fight.…

Spain
Why is Barcelona struggling to dominate La Liga this term?
16:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

La Liga's long been known as predictable and not very competitive. In the last decade, Barcelona has undoubtedly been the most dominant force domestically. Seven Liga titles in that time say it all. The Catalan Club’s latest…

Premier League
West Ham United going about their business quietly but effectively
12:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

Big things were expected from West Ham at the season's start, particularly after spending big bucks over the summer as they look to build their squad into one that can perennially challenge for a place in European football. After a torrid…

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