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Germany
How Champions League success could spell terrible fate for RB Leipzig
17:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

RB Leipzig is bulldozing their way forward in the Champions League. The latest casualty of their fine form was Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. While Leipzig awaits their quarter-final opponents; onlookers in Amsterdam may have…

Netherlands
Is Lisandro Martinez Ajax's latest generational talent?
08:01 Monday 24th February 2020

Lisandro Martinez arrived in Amsterdam for £6 million. Ajax director of football Marc Overmars struck gold with Martinez following Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt's departure. Bought as a left-footed defender/left-back to provide…

Netherlands
Can AZ Alkmaar's youngsters fire them to the league title?
12:00 Friday 21st February 2020

Every season, smaller clubs who play exciting football try to push their way into the establishment. AS Monaco won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semifinal three seasons ago. Ajax made their run last term. In 2019/20, RB Salzburg…

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…

Transfers
Can good friends Ajax help Barcelona out of another jam?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

When Rinus Michels brought Total Football to Barcelona in the 1970s, it began a beautiful friendship. Johan Cruijff eventually followed his mentor to the Nou Camp. The legendary Dutch midfielder played in Blaugrana stripes, won titles as the…

Netherlands
Should Myron Boadu depart AZ Alkmaar?
15:00 Sunday 5th January 2020

It’s possible you haven’t heard of Myron Boadu. After all, he’s just an 18-year-old playing for AZ Alkmaar. No big deal. But look closer and you’ll see this forward has the makings of an international superstar. The…

European Football
6 Top UEFA transfers for 2019
19:01 Tuesday 31st December 2019

There is something to be said for the UEFA calendar running perpendicular to the calendar year. Weather is naturally the primary reason but the ability to pause and take stock mid-season, not just for the campaign's first half, but to combine…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Six games amazing
08:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

On the sixth day of football, UEFA gave to me Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

Netherlands
Can AZ Alkmaar challenge Ajax?
17:00 Thursday 12th December 2019

Like many top European leagues, the Eredivisie is largely dominated by a handful of teams. Success breeds success and in the Netherlands, it is Ajax and PSV Eindhoven who hold a monopoly on the title. Still, Holland’s top-flight isn’t…

Netherlands
Is Dick Advocaat the right man to rescue Feyenoord?
12:00 Thursday 12th December 2019

Jaap Stam was always going to be a risky appointment for Feyenoord. True, he’s a legend in the Netherlands, fondly remembered for his stellar career at home and abroad. But his ability as manager is somewhat less established. He demonstrated…

Netherlands
Is Sergino Dest Ajax's next breakout star?
09:00 Sunday 24th November 2019

Sergino Dest is now a famous name in modern football. his name is synonymous with courage and confidence. He is the young man who chose to represent the United States of America over the Netherlands on the international stage.  Amsterdam…

Premier League
Can Ziyech fill Manchester United's creative void?
17:01 Friday 8th November 2019

Manchester United have gone behind to Crystal Palace, West Ham, Newcastle and Bournemouth this season and failed to retrieve even one point from any of those games. Understandably, it's a real concern for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.…

Bundesliga
Why Erik ten Hag is perfect for Bayern Munich
12:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Bayern Munich is in dire need of a new manager following Niko Kovac's dismissal. The Bavarians will bide time with Hansi Flick until a substantive successor is found. Some highly revered names are in the mix. Of all, Erik Ten Hag appears…

Champions League
Are RB Salzburg the new Ajax?
12:00 Sunday 27th October 2019

It wasn’t too long ago when RB Salzburg were barely recognised in Europe. Those days are now long gone. Having put up admirable fights against Europe’s best in the Champions League this season, they’ve emerged as a real surprise…

Netherlands
Ajax's Quincy Promes gamble paying off
08:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

In a summer where five prodigious talents departed Amsterdam for almost €200m, a 27-year-old Sevilla outcast was Ajax's biggest signing. Quincy Promes' reputation suffered a hit in Spain. He is reshaping it, justifying the Eredivisie champions'…