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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…

Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho's third-season syndrome a myth? 
08:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

For years now, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho endures speculation of a third-season implosion at every new club he manages. Critics believe he wears players out in the first two years, both mentally and physically, leading…

Spain
Can Rodri lead Atletico to Diego Simeone's first La Liga win over Barca
15:00 Saturday 24th November 2018

Entering the weekend, La Liga was a tight affair, the top four teams separated by a solitary point. Two of the four go head-to-head on Saturday. Reigning champions, Barcelona invade the capital to take on Atletico Madrid. It's not El Clasico…

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…

European Football
Shocking how Diego Costa is now worse than Alvaro Morata?
15:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have both enjoyed their fair share of troubles at Stamford Bridge in recent times. The Spaniard is the man who most Chelsea fans will choose in a heartbeat, though. Across three seasons stuffed with controversy,…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 4
12:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

The November international break is round around the corner, but first, we will witness Matchday four in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Some teams are inching closer to the knockout stages, while others need to improve…

Spain
Are we witnessing the dawn of La Liga's Big Six?
17:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Your basic Premier League tribalist's default counterargument to Spain’s UEFA dominance is the English top flight’s competitive depth. To their minds, that rebuffs Real Madrid and Barcelona winning seven from the last ten Champions…

Spain
What do Atletico Madrid have in Gelson Martins?
09:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

On 25 July, Atletico Madrid signed Gelson Martins from Sporting CP on a five-year deal. A free transfer, the 23-year-old, along with other players, had terminated his contract with the Portuguese club following a training ground attack from…

Spain
Atletico Madrid early season struggle: Time to panic?
08:00 Tuesday 18th September 2018

For the third time already this season, Atletico Madrid dropped La Liga points. Diego Simeone's side were forced to share the spoils with Eibar on Saturday. Just five points from a possible dozen, Los Rojiblancos are off to their worst…

Spain
Equal Time: Why La Liga are smart to stage matches in US
09:00 Monday 20th August 2018

The universe is expanding but the world’s shrinking. I’m not quite sure how that works. I do know the latter part upsets many football fans. Supporters at big clubs tend to think size matters. They revel in their team’s global…

Spain
Is La Liga becoming a one-man race?
09:00 Friday 17th August 2018

Among Europe's top five Leagues, La Liga is widely regarded as the best. UEFA disagrees at the moment, but that isn't the argument I want to make. Alright, if you insist. Spanish teams have dominated the Champions League for the…

Spain
La Liga Preview: Are all 20 clubs prepared for 2018/19?
08:00 Friday 17th August 2018

La Liga lost arguably their best ever player this summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to sign for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. But that does not mean that football fans should avoid following Spanish football during the…

Spain
Transfer Analysis: What does the Sime Vrsaljko – Santiago Arias swap mean for Atletico Madrid?
12:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

Looking towards the 2018-19 season, Atletico Madrid will undergo a massive change in their best XI and squad on the whole. Los Colchoneros are widely expected to be a contending team in La Liga, while having decent chances to make another deep…

Spain
Diego Simeone building a fortress at Atletico Madrid
08:00 Saturday 21st July 2018

La Liga has historically been more about the two powerhouses Real Madrid and Barcelona, but Atletico Madrid rarely fall far behind. Los Rojiblancos have always sought to make their presence felt. Since Diego Simeone took over as manager in…

Transfers
Atletico Madrid and AS Roma are having a stellar transfer window
12:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

The transfer window opened a month ago, but it's often more difficult to sign players during a major tournament. That doesn't lower the importance of buying and selling players to keep a squad fresh. A good window can define your…

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