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What decline? Luiz Suarez's recent surge proves there is plenty left in the tank
09:00 Monday 12th November 2018

Luis Suarez had been written off by many before the season started. After being accused of declining because of his age, Barcelona fans wanted a replacement. Inter Milan’s high-flying Mauro Icardi was atop the list to follow in the misfiring…

Spain
Why Ernesto Valverde isn't worthy of a second season at Barcelona
12:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Hiring and sacking is part of football. In fact, it somewhat dominates, adding to the game's beauty.  In 2014/15, Barcelona produced one of the greatest campaigns in history to secure the treble. Blaugrana possessed a deadly attacking…

Spain
Uruguayans representing in La Liga
20:30 Tuesday 10th April 2018

Uruguay has 3.4 million people. It is the smallest country to win the World Cup. Until Iceland came along with its 330,000, making it look like mainland China, Uruguay was also the tiniest country to qualify.  Despite Brazil and Argentina looming…

Spain
Sevilla 2-2 Barcelona: three talking points
10:00 Sunday 1st April 2018

It's mathematically impossible for Sevilla to finish in La Liga's Champions League places this season. They are still in this year's competition, however. With those two motivational thoughts, Sevilla pushed unstoppable Barcelona…

Spain
Neymar moving to Real Madrid will see football lose what is left of its soul
08:00 Thursday 15th March 2018

Rumours of Brazilian superstar Neymar joining Real Madrid are reaching fever-pitch. The former Barcelona forward is currently injured after injuring his ankle late last month, but reports suggest that the 26-year-old Brazilian star is…

Tactical Analysis
What happened to the art of defending? 
11:00 Sunday 11th March 2018

Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, Bobby Moore, Ronald Koeman, Carles Puyol, Fabio Cannavaro, John Terry. The roll call of great defenders isn’t likely to inspire young minds. The FIFA generation can’t relate to the impact these players…

Premier League
Why Liverpool aren’t missing Philippe Coutinho
22:30 Friday 9th March 2018

When Coutinho departed for Barcelona in January, Liverpool did not make any effort to hide their disappointment. After resisting offers from the Catalans in the summer transfer window they were hopeful that they had convinced the Brazilian…

Opinion
Barcelona out for revenge on Chelsea
13:00 Monday 19th February 2018

April 21, 2009 is one day that Chelsea fans will never forget for the wrong reasons. An Andres Iniesta strike in the dying minutes away at Stamford Bridge put Barcelona through to the Champions League final in Rome, but three years…

Opinion
Neymar must conquer Europe with PSG before thinking of Madrid
18:00 Tuesday 30th January 2018

French outfit, Paris St. Germain are so obsessed with winning the Champions League that any obstacle in their way of claiming glory in the competition will be in danger of being swept aside. The club sacked their most successful ever manager,…

Opinion
4 lessons from Barcelona's 2017
09:00 Tuesday 16th January 2018

2017 was Real Madrid’s year, that can't be argued. Barcelona still enjoyed a better ending. Los Blancos have added five trophies to their cabinet in 2017 but turned the calendar 14 points behind Barca in the new Primera Division…

Opinion
The El Clasico game changers
13:30 Friday 22nd December 2017

Its time for another episode of El Clasico, time for the two legendary clubs from Spain and Catalonia to come head to head for the biggest game in club football. It is no hidden fact that both Real Madrid and Barcelona are eternal rivals and…

Opinion
Can Gerard Deulofeu replace Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona
20:00 Tuesday 26th September 2017

It has not all been smooth sailing for Ernesto Valverde in Barcelona. Since his appointment as manager in May, he has seen one star leave for Paris Saint-Germain; his board make some silly transfer decisions, and now club record signing Ousmane…

Features
Pep Guardiola's Zen Buddhist club
10:00 Friday 8th September 2017

Pep Guardiola rejoined Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano at Man City to restore the lost Barcelona ethos. Spiritually speaking, it was the wrong choice. At its peak, Barcelona was a shining light for leftist ideologues everywhere.Alone among…

Opinion
Selling Philippe Coutinho will not reverse the progress of Liverpool
15:00 Tuesday 8th August 2017

Jurgen Klopp has been quite clear on his intention to retain Philippe Coutinho no matter the offer that comes his way. According to a report in the Guardian, Barcelona submitted a bid of around £72m to Liverpool, but this was rejected, amid…

Premier League
Manchester City interested in signing Dani Alves from Juventus
17:59 Monday 19th June 2017

It is speculated that Manchester City is interested in Brazilian full-back Dani Alves. The 34-year-old has had quite an illustrious career so far and interest from a Premier League side could open up his options. With Man City sniffing around…

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