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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…

Premier League
Should the Gunners target the Eredivisie to replace Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey?
08:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

A look at the Premier League goals scored and conceded tables suggest Arsenal’s first priority in the summer transfer market should be a defender.  The Gunners hold down fourth place in the former category but rank eleventh in the…

Champions League
Champions League implements VAR; Should mic'd up officials be next?
17:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

The Champions League returned last week for the Round of 16. Unfortunately, so did the controversy. On Tuesday, Manchester United welcomed Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford. The 2-0 defeat was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first in his dozen…

Champions League
Champions League Round of 16 Analysis
15:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

The group stage complete, the draw held, the Champions League knock-out stages are set. Fans around the globe, by which I mean me, cannot contain their excitement. There are too many juicy matchups. Some teams fired up their respective…

Champions League
Why Ajax vs Real Madrid is the must-watch tie in the Champions League Round of 16
09:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

The Champions League’s group stage is officially over. If you missed that, you might want to know that Manchester United is advertising for a new manager. The point here, however, is the meat of the competition awaits on the other…

Champions League
Can Ajax and Lyon be Champions League surprises in the New Year?
15:00 Wednesday 12th December 2018

At the beginning of the UEFA Champions League group stages, little was expected from AFC Ajax and Olympique Lyonnais. Put in relatively difficult groups containing certain European heavyweights, everyone dismissed them, expecting the pair to…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 6
15:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

It’s make-or-break time in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League this week, as Matchday 6 will determine which sides will reach the knockout stages of the respective competitions. Right now, there are 12 teams qualified…

European Football
5 emerging stars the European heavyweights should monitor
15:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

European football has hit top gear. The leagues around the continent have produced some scintillating games in recent months, riddled with drama and excitement. While the heavyweights aim to maintain position atop the food chain, the underdogs…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 2
12:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Prior to the final weekend before the international break kicks in, both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League goes through matchweek two. All of the big guns will be in action, including defending European champions Real Madrid, La Liga…

Netherlands
Can Daley Blind rejuvenate his career at Ajax?
15:00 Friday 24th August 2018

Ajax signed Daley Blind from Manchester United for a reported €16 million. Blind returned to the club where his senior career began, agreeing to a pay cut to find regular football.  Blind joined Manchester United following…

Netherlands
Eredivisie Preview: How all 18 clubs are shaping up
09:00 Friday 10th August 2018

European football is back. The FIFA World Cup eased the downtime. For Netherlands’ football enthusiasts, however, Russia offered little help with l'Oranje at home. The game died when Eredivisie climaxed in May. Dutch football's…

Cult Heroes
Will Zidane manage again?
17:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare observes that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” Modern society has done everything it can to hamstring those born into greatness, replacing…

Netherlands
Meet David Neres, Ajax's brightest prospect in years
15:00 Saturday 4th August 2018

Have you ever heard the name David Neres? If not, that’s fine. Despite the fact he is up there amongst the top prospects in the Dutch Eredivisie and arguably the most promising young player in Europe, there has not been a lot of…

Italy
Transfer Analysis: AS Roma's latest signing, Justin Kluivert
12:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Roma have signed Ajax starlet Justin Kluivert for €15 million plus € 5 million in add-ons. The second-generation footballer was linked with many clubs including European powerhouses like Barcelona and Manchester United but…