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Afcon
Can Renard, Ziyech take Morocco to AFCON glory?
09:00 Saturday 22nd June 2019

Morocco's burning desire for a second Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy lingers in Egypt. The Atlas Lions last achieved success in 1976. Optimism is high this time. Two-time winner Herve Renard could conjure his usual magic. Hakim Ziyech…

Afcon
Ranking the top 10 AFCON stars
12:01 Friday 21st June 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations commences later today. Twenty-four countries battle it out for the prestigious trophy. Two years ago in the previous tournament, Cameroon engineered a minor upset to be crowned champions under Belgian…

Germany
Lucien Favre's Dortmund ready to take on Bayern Munich and Europe
08:01 Friday 21st June 2019

Not since the days of Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund has Bayern Munich had any serious challenge to worry about in the Bundesliga. Under Thomas Tuchel, Die Borussen played some good football but staking a claim for the title was always a…

Transfers
Which is the best bet for Matthijs de Ligt's next club?
09:00 Monday 17th June 2019

You could say Ajax upset the Champions League apple cart in 2018/19. They reached the last four by knocking off three-time defending champions Real Madrid and then their anticipated heirs, Juventus. In addition, they reclaimed the Eredivisie…

Champions League
How Lucas Moura can win Tottenham the Champions League
10:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

For the first time ever, Tottenham Hotspur will contest a final of Europe's elite club competition. Spurs fans must be delirious thinking about the potential bragging rights they'll hold over Arsenal if a win materializes. For that…

Netherlands
Is Ajax set for a mass exodus?
17:00 Friday 31st May 2019

AFC Ajax is famed for its youth academy. In times past, the Dutch giant has natured talent such as Frank de Boer, Clarence Seedorf, Dennis Bergkamp, and Johan Cruyff. More recently, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Wesley Sneijder, and Christian…

Spain
Why FC Barcelona need more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer
09:00 Friday 31st May 2019

The recent appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the head coach of Qatari champions Al-Sadd only underscores how much things have changed since his days at FC Barcelona. The club's former captain moved to the Middle East in 2015 as a player…

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…