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Can PSG hold onto Kylian Mbappe long term?
12:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

What more is there to be said about Kylian Mbappe? At just 20, the youngster's achievements already surpass most footballer's dreams. Already among the best in the world when he burst onto the scene in 2016, his progress in…

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Confident Memphis Depay ready to move up from Ligue 1
15:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Memphis Depay was close to becoming an afterthought back in 2016. After succumbing to the cursed Manchester United #7 mantle, the presumed future superstar almost saw the end of the road. However,  the embarrassing exit from Manchester lit…

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Is winning La Classique Thomas Tuchel's last chance saloon?
12:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

Paris Saint Germain go into the weekend with another cracker of a fixture. They face in-form Olympic Marseille in Le Classique. PSG's shocking exit in the Champions League against Manchester United remains fresh in supporters' minds.…

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Is Mario Balotelli the Jose Mourinho of players?
09:00 Friday 8th March 2019

It’s interesting to note that Mario Balotelli didn’t become so popular until Jose Mourinho arrived at Inter Milan in June 2008. Not long after, player and coach weren’t seeing eye-to-eye. One had to make way. So began…

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Could Hatem ben Arfa make a triumphant Premier League return?
12:00 Friday 1st March 2019

I cannot imagine the pain Hatem ben Arfa endured when Nigel de Jong introduced himself studs first in a match on 7 October 2010. I’m speaking in the literal sense. My mind won’t permit it. In that match between Newcastle and Manchester…

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How Mark Twain explains AS Monaco
11:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

A good soap opera features irrationality, greed, betrayal, villains, heroes unexpected plot twists and, of course, sex. Other than the sex, AS Monaco's 2018/19 season qualifies as a soap opera.  Interloper Dimitry Rybolovlev serves…

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What has gone wrong for Rudi Garcia and Marseille?
09:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

AS Monaco has grabbed all the headlines for its uncharacteristic struggles in Ligue 1 this season and rightly so. But Marseille has a seat on the same table, too... The 2018 Europa League finalists have been a shadow of themselves this term…

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Neymar's injury, Thomas Tuchel, PSG's nightmare
09:00 Saturday 2nd February 2019

The Parc des Princes trophy cabinet still lacks the desired centrepiece. The French League Cup, Coupe de la Ligue and the Ligue 1 title are deeded to Paris Saint-Germain since the Qatari Investment Authority purchased the club. Leonardo…

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New Club, Same Balotelli
15:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

The deal is done. Mario Balotelli’s transfer to Olympique Marseille is complete. Where does this leave the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker? For better or for worse, he continues to make headlines. Balotelli controls the 12-yard…

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AS Monaco right to sack Thierry Henry?
12:00 Tuesday 29th January 2019

To put it bluntly, Thierry Henry’s time as AS Monaco manager was a disaster. The Arsenal legend picked the wrong team for his first managerial role. Leaving the comfort of being Belgium assistant boss to salvage a side that has put its…

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Is Lille for Real?
17:00 Friday 25th January 2019

The last decade has been one of mixed fortunes for Lille. From winning the double in 2011, the club has gone from the top to engaging in relegation battles over the last couple of years. It's a period that has also seen several changes…