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Is Nicolas Pepe the real deal?
12:01 Sunday 14th July 2019

From lowly beginnings with the Angers reserves, Nicolas Pepe broke into the club’s first team. He didn't impress immediately, scoring a meagre three goals in the 2016/17 campaign. But Lille saw enough promise in the young winger to…

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What does the future hold for Clinton N'Jie?
12:01 Saturday 13th July 2019

International football usually offers players a chance for redemption. For club flops, they look forward to showcasing their ability donning their nation's colours in an attempt to convince their domestic gaffer…

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How should Paris Saint-Germain solve its Neymar problem?
09:01 Friday 12th July 2019

Neymar was viewed as the player to take Paris Saint-Germain to the next level. The Brazilian would help to win that elusive Champions League the Parisians have long been striving for. That's why the French giant went the extra…

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Why Neymar must stick with Paris Saint-Germain
09:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Neymar's mercurial talent is no longer strange to the footballing world. The Brazilian has been among the best players on the planet for the past half decade. His dribbling skills, vision, pace, and prolificness in front of goal make…

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Can Les Bleus do the gender double at the World Cup?
15:00 Friday 7th June 2019

Just under a year has passed since France lifted the FIFA World Cup, putting end to an eighteen-year trophyless streak. Now, the nation's women have the opportunity to break their own World Cup curse, on home soil none less. France’s…

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What happened to Aleksandr Golovin at Monaco?
08:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

When Russia started the World Cup in 2018 as the lowest ranked team in the tournament (70th in the world), not much was expected. A string of poor results in friendly games heading into the competition led many to think the Russians…

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3 summer resolutions for Paris Saint-Germain
09:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

The takeover by Qatari Sports Investments transformed Paris Saint-Germain into a European Juggernaut. This began in 2011. Since then, the Parisians have capitalized France, winning a combined 15 domestic accolades including six…

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PSG lack fear factor
09:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

If you speak French, you might refer to Paris Saint-Germain as Les Parisiens. If you're a European football fan, you might think PSG are firmly entrenched among Europe's elite. Les Rouge et Blanc dominate Ligue 1 which ranks among Europe’s…

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Why Paris Saint-Germain needs to hire Jose Mourinho
08:00 Thursday 2nd May 2019

Managers getting snubbed is a popular phenomenon in football. It’s endured by even the most decorated of personalities. One gaffer who recently received the cold shoulder is Jose Mourinho. In the aftermath of Santiago Solari’s nightmare…

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Kylian Mbappe must leave PSG nightmare to avoid the Neymar curse
12:00 Wednesday 1st May 2019

Paris Saint-Germain experienced their worst nightmare in their embarrassing French Cup final loss to Rennes recently. If the defeat to Manchester United felt horrific, losing after taking a quick two-goal lead had Neymar and co fuming. Among…

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Paris Saint-Germain at the crossroads with Thomas Tuchel
12:00 Tuesday 30th April 2019

Winning the domestic double (or treble if you add the Coupe de la Ligue) has become synonymous with Paris Saint-Germain for several seasons now. Each of Laurent Blanc and Unai Emery kept what is fast becoming a tradition for the French giants…

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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…