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Premier League
Can Patrick Vieira free Wilfried Zaha?
08:01 Sunday 18th July 2021

If you’re curious about the effect Patrick Vieira can have on a football club as manager, check the Ligue 1 table for the past four seasons.  In 2017/18, before the Arsenal legend arrived at OGC Nice from Shiekh Mansour’s Major…

Italy
Did Maurizio Sarri liken Jorginho to Cristiano Ronaldo?
08:00 Wednesday 7th July 2021

Sometimes you just need to clear your head. That applies whether the stars in your eyes derive from being punched in the face or the endless flattery of sycophants. In Maurizio Sarri’s case, it was a combination of both. The former Chelsea…

International
Why Jack Grealish isn't what the Three Lions need
08:01 Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Here’s a pithy play on words that probably won’t please most England fans. When you take the -ish out of Grealish, what remains is an abbreviated form of ‘Get real’. Without a doubt, Captain Jack Grealish is the media…

Italy
Can Mourinho be happy saying Roma is the horse he rode in on?
08:01 Friday 28th May 2021

I recently questioned whether Jose Mourinho was more interested in managing or bilking yet another club out of a hefty severance package. Prior to making a single move with AS Roma, there’s no reason to put aside those suspicions. Still,…

Italy
Has Inter Milan made another transfer mistake with Nicolo Zaniolo?
12:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Inter Milan has a long history of selling players that go on to achieve significant success in their careers elsewhere. It's been the case with household names like Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Fabio Cannavaro, Roberto Carlos, Dennis…

Transfers
Paul Pogba: Another End in Sight at Old Trafford
09:30 Thursday 5th April 2018

He left for free in 2012. Manchester United had to part with £89 million, then a world record fee, to bring him back in 2016. Now, it's beginning to look like a vicious cycle. With a breakdown between player and manager reported,…

Transfers
Juventus: Old hands at exploiting the Bosman
10:30 Friday 12th January 2018

Barcelona just captured Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for £148 million. It's safe to say the Catalans are feeling good about themselves. Meanwhile another European heavyweight is lurking in the shadows, hoping to pounce on…

Opinion
Leonardo Bonucci struggling with life as an ex-Beatle
12:00 Saturday 28th October 2017

It was John Lennon who wrote Just Like Starting Over during his post-Beatles career but forecasts for Leonardo Bonucci were more akin to Sir Paul McCartney. Lennon's love song to Yoko Ono almost fits the Italian defender's sudden elopement…

France
Did OGC Nice sign Wesley Sneijder to make nice with Mario Balotelli?
10:00 Sunday 13th August 2017

OGC Nice finished third in Ligue 1 in 2016-17. Mario Balotelli did some good work but had his moods. Enter Wesley Sneijder. Strictly from a neutral fan's perspective, Mario Balotelli has two interesting qualities. First, when engaged, he is…

Usa
Meet Joevin Jones, MLS' latest gem
09:30 Thursday 3rd August 2017

Major League Soccer has been evolving at a rapid pace over the past five years, and the league has exported several competent players to Europe of late. The latest to make the jump is Joevin Jones, a defender playing for the Seattle Sounders…

America
Can Wesley Sneijder give LAFC wings?
16:30 Thursday 6th July 2017

With every possible path open in building Major League Soccer's next new club from scratch, is LAFC right to build its squad around Wesley Sneijder? Round and White's Andrew Dowdeswell recently asked a similar question to that being…

Opinion
Tennisball: Which players would make the greatest tennis player?
16:18 Monday 3rd July 2017

Wimbledon has taken centre stage. The All England Club has begun to dominate the back pages and oppress football rumours and opinion pieces. Yet, if you are like me and feel a nameless emptiness at the depleting circulation of football-related…

Opinion
The 3 best free signings of the last 17 years
16:39 Monday 27th February 2017

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic's match winning performance in the EFL Cup, it just goes to show that a free signing can have a massive impact on any club, even one the size of Manchester United.  We have taken a look at a number of the best free…

Opinion
The Transfer Market: The Cost of the Past Part 3
10:30 Monday 13th February 2017

In the last of the Past Transfer pieces; I'll be looking at what some of the best of all time sold for and the players in their positions who have commanded more in recent years. When you consider that the great Andrea Pirlo's combined career…

Features
New York City plans beginning to take shape
16:00 Tuesday 19th July 2016

New York City FC, the MLS outfit owned by Premier League giants Manchester City was formed three years ago with vast publicity and media coverage. Of course, everyone saw this as a club who would share the vast wealth of Sheikh Mansour from…