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Spain
Equal Time: Can Barcelona win La Liga?
08:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

It’s a close contest between Barcelona and Real Madrid atop La Liga this season. Although the two rivals aren’t having the best of times, their determination to pip one another to the league title is keeping them on guard. …

Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Spain
Can Quique Setien cope without Arthur Melo?
08:00 Monday 9th March 2020

Is Arthur Melo more critical to Barcelona's success than people think? The Brazilian midfielder already missed several of Barca's games through injury or coach's decision. The Blaugrana's record with him is significantly…

Champions League
Can Barcelona loot and pillage Napoli?
17:00 Tuesday 25th February 2020

In any list of absolute football fortresses in Europe, San Mames, Mestalla and San Paolo must rank near the top. While some might first consider grounds like Anfield, Old Trafford, the Allianz Arena, Santiago Bernabeu, Nou Camp and, more recently,…

Spain
What can Barca expect from Martin Braithwaite?
09:01 Monday 24th February 2020

Already in the final phase of the campaign, it wouldn't be far-fetched to say Barcelona still struggle to find a balance. From losing the campaign's first La Liga fixture to Athletic Bilbao courtesy a late solitary effort…

Spain
Panic at the Nou Camp
19:00 Thursday 20th February 2020

I don’t speak Catalan but I can imagine the voice calling out over the Camp Nou public address system, attempting to sound confident while fear creeps in at the edges. [Translated] Alright people, please proceed to the exits in an orderly…

Spain
Why Barcelona's special signing won't be spine-tingling
17:00 Monday 17th February 2020

Britain's passion for wagering may explain the Premier League fan’s scepticism regarding VAR. The video-assisted referee, goal-line and offside technology are tools to correct inadvertent errors. In other words, they're safety…

Spain
Barca must fix leaky defense
09:01 Monday 17th February 2020

Scoring two goals and conceding one isn't the best way to win a game, especially if the letters FCB emblazon the badge over your heart. Barcelona manager Quique Setien found relief after picking up all three points against Getafe…

Spain
What future can Barcelona anticipate post-Messi?
09:00 Sunday 9th February 2020

I don’t know anything about my biological father other than his name. My mother remarried when I was a pre-schooler. Despite a childhood I’ll charitably describe as strained, I hold very little curiosity about him or how life would…

Womens Football
Can Asisat Oshoala become the world's best?
12:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

In 2014, Asisat Oshoala announced herself to the world. The Nigeria women’s under-20 football team presented the young sensation with a golden opportunity to turn out for her country, while the 2014 FIFA Under-20 World Cup offered…

Spain
Should Barca return for Cristhian Stuani?
17:01 Friday 7th February 2020

It has been a difficult campaign for FC Barcelona. The club has been rolling from one problem into another since the campaign kicked-off. The row between Lionel Messi and sporting director, Eric Abidal, dominated the newspaper headlines…

Spain
Is money Barcelona’s biggest trouble?
08:00 Friday 7th February 2020

As a consequence of significant mismanagement, Barcelona suffers from a deplorable financial situation. This truth was corroborated in January when the club could not find the funds to sign Valencia and La Furia forward Rodrigo Moreno then acted…

Spain
What might Barca return mean for Philippe Coutinho?
08:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

It's been two years since we last saw Philippe Coutinho scoring his trademark distant curlers in the Premier League. Yet, Liverpool fans haven't stopped mentioning his name. The Brazilian was the key figure at the club during his Anfield…

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…

Spain
Which Barcelona youngsters can excel under Quique Setien?
17:00 Sunday 19th January 2020

As Barcelona fans will tell you, the devil has been exorcised. Ernesto Valverde perhaps won’t go down as the worst manager in history, but he'll sure rank up amongst the most-hated. After much speculation narrowing down a potential…