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Championship
Why Boro should appoint Michael Reiziger as Tony Pulis' replacement
12:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

The handwriting was visible. Tony Pulis was destined to bust at Middlesbrough. Chairman Steve Gibson set him up to fail. His inability to reach the Championship playoff only fast-tracked the inevitable.  Pulis’ brief was to guide…

Italy
Why Jose Mourinho should be next Juventus manager
09:00 Tuesday 21st May 2019

From the moment Ajax stunned Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinal last month, Massimiliano Allegri knew he was only surviving on borrowed time in Turin. That privilege elapses at the end of the season.  Despite clinching…

Champions League
Does Barcelona, PSG and Manchester City's Champions League capitulations highlight positive football's limitations?
12:00 Tuesday 14th May 2019

Underdogs prevail. Miracles only exist in fairy-tales. The bad guys in movies would tell you this. Even the Premier League fans started growing a pessimistic skin after witnessing the English sides struggle to make it big in the UEFA Champions…

Premier League
Why Spurs already exceeded expectations this season
09:00 Monday 13th May 2019

Amid the shock and dismay in the Johan Cruijff Arena last Wednesday, there was ecstasy from one section of the stands after Lucas Moura completed his hattrick to complete Tottenham's comeback against Ajax and book a place in the Champions…

Champions League
Vertonghen concussion latest warning that heart isn't the most critical quality
00:40 Friday 3rd May 2019

It’s said that if you tell a lie enough times, it becomes the truth. Believing fallacies doesn’t make them true, just particularly effective masquerades. Not every lie is spread maliciously. Sometimes we erroneously credit a statement…

Champions League
Who will be Ajax's next 'next generation'?
09:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Touted as Champions League cannon fodder in the Round of 16, Ajax of Amsterdam turned heads. Their young and talented squad, led by manager Erik ten Hag, provided some memorable moments in this season’s competition. After overcoming…

Champions League
Can Ajax and Barca's renewed love affair survive a honeymoon in Madrid?
12:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

If there is one god, She fancies herself a playwright.  The life she scripts for us is filled with comedy and drama. Two of the funniest jokes in the world are that Donald Trump declared himself a presidential candidate and David Cameron…

Champions League
Tottenham deserving of Champions League progression
08:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

The Champions League is renowned for producing classic matches that make for exciting viewing anytime, anywhere. The 2005 final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, involving Liverpool and AC Milan quickly comes to mind. Barcelona's…

Champions League
Is Ajax's Erik ten Hag the next hot managerial property?
12:00 Friday 12th April 2019

If you watched the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, you can be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  In the Round of 16 first leg at the fabled venue which…

Champions League
Underdogs under more pressure in Champions League
09:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

Even though any team with a ticket ranked among the bosses in their domestic league in the season just past, Champions League isn’t a literal term. It’s a competition for the big clubs. Juggernauts are tipped to win the trophy every…

Spain
Luis Suarez: The perfect complement to Lionel Messi at Barcelona
15:00 Thursday 4th April 2019

Just yesterday I saw it again on TV; the clip showing Luis Suarez weeping like a baby following Liverpool's collapse in the match against Crystal Palace. Under Brendan Rodgers in 2014 the Anfield side came agonisingly close to winning a…

Premier League
Why a technical director isn't good enough for Manchester United
08:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

While he wasn’t their first choice, not even on the radar for that matter, Manchester United fans drove the club to hire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The bread crumbs that led to the little cottage in Norway are evident. Manchester United…

Two Points Lost
Just another manic Sunday after the international break
08:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Imagine returning to work from maternity leave. You expect to ease back into the grind, maybe pass around selfies of you and the little bundle of joy on the first day, bask in the obligatory praise, tell a few horror stories about labour and…

Champions League
Rating the Champions League quarterfinal matchups
08:00 Monday 18th March 2019

The Champions League quarterfinal draw is set. Boy, did the football gods bless us with some compelling matches. There's a Finals rematch and two Premier League sides clashing. If that isn't sufficient, the other two matches…

Champions League
Champions League underdogs up to something?
17:00 Friday 8th March 2019

European football has several top teams. Fans desperately need to know who is the best. The Champions League offers the chance for all to fight for glory. In the immortal words of Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, there can be only one. Even…