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France
Does PSG's quiet transfer window work for Thomas Tuchel?
09:00 Monday 19th August 2019

It's been a quiet summer in Paris. Too quiet if you're a PSG supporter. Unlike the last few seasons, Paris Saint-Germain haven't splashed hundreds of millions of euros around. They’ve actually been rather sensible,…

Champions League
La Liga giants hoping to buy back European dominance
17:00 Sunday 21st July 2019

The transformation in European football last season was widely described as a victory for the game. The flight of the underdogs, the old guard being ousted and particularly the Spanish dominance being broken had been perceived as a major barrier-breaker…

International
Can Lionel Messi be the GOAT without International trophy?
08:01 Monday 8th July 2019

The debate for the greatest player of all time is something that will never cease to exist among soccer fans. Football, in its rich and illustrious history, has witnessed fantastic talents aplenty over the years. There are several superstars…

Transfers
Why a move to Bayern Munich could be ideal for Ousmane Dembele
08:01 Friday 5th July 2019

Reluctance. That's what FC Barcelona tried to show when Paris Saint-Germain came knocking for Neymar's signature in the summer of 2017. Despite the resistance, there was nothing the Catalans could do but postpone the…

Features
Why Lionel Messi already deserves the Ballon d'Or
17:00 Wednesday 1st May 2019

It's the business end of the season. Clubs are poised for trophies. Top players are set to be recognised for excellent campaigns. Although the Champions League hangs in the balance, it's self-evident that Lionel Messi deserves a sixth…

Features
Ousmane Dembele and Vinicius Junior: the next Messi and Ronaldo?
08:00 Thursday 7th March 2019

 The rate at which young talents make names for themselves in Europe eclipses recent eras. Elite clubs continue to invest heavily in young prospects. Barcelona's reputation for doing so reaches back more than a decade to Lionel Messi,…

Features
Is Luis Suarez showing his age in the Champions League?
09:00 Saturday 23rd February 2019

The Champions League Round of 16 first legs concluded last week. Ten-man Manchester City survived a huge scare to snatch a vital 3-2 victory over Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04. Atletico Madrid rode a second-half surge to a 2-0 victory…

Champions League
Are Barcelona, PSG destabilising transfer market with tug-of-war?
12:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

Football rivalries often derive from unforeseen circumstances. Take Barcelona’s cold war with Paris Saint-Germain. They weren't rivals until their sensational Champions League tie two seasons ago. La Remontada humiliated PSG's…

Spain
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…