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Managerial News
Why taking a rebuilding job is becoming a risk for established managers
08:00 Friday 26th April 2019

For managers, choosing the right job is essential. In the modern-day game when money is more prevalent then ever, the elite clubs from yesteryear are finding it more challenging to compete with each passing season. The project at hand at clubs…

Bundesliga
Bundesliga not over for Borussia Dortmund despite Die Klassiker humiliation
08:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

It was utter humiliation. Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus had no answers, coach Lucien Favre didn't discern. Lost for words, Chief executive Hans-Joachim "Aki" Watzke subconsciously conceded the Bundesliga to Bayern Munich.…

Transfers
Top European clubs now bullying transfer market ahead of schedule
09:00 Monday 1st April 2019

The summer transfer window remains months away but several deals have already been announced. Bayern Munich "will sign" Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernández for €80 million. The French World Cup winner joins the…

Premier League
Where should Callum Hudson-Odoi go next season?
15:00 Friday 29th March 2019

Destiny awaits Callum Hudson-Odoi. Now it’s his decision whether he takes the path to success or failure. Maurizio Sarri’s turned an eye over his talents, deeming him too inexperienced to make his team. Regardless of the 18-year-old…

Bundesliga
James Rodriguez hits form at perfect time for Bayern Munich
08:00 Friday 29th March 2019

In January, James Rodriguez was only a few inches away from Bayern Munich's exit door. With every snub from Niko Kovac, the Colombian edged further. In a dramatic turn of events, however, the 27-year-old drifted back inwards. Thoughts of…

France
Confident Memphis Depay ready to move up from Ligue 1
15:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Memphis Depay was close to becoming an afterthought back in 2016. After succumbing to the cursed Manchester United #7 mantle, the presumed future superstar almost saw the end of the road. However,  the embarrassing exit from Manchester lit…

Germany
Why Joachim Low made a mistake on Manuel Neuer
17:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Every professional football player dreams of a long, successful career at international level. As exciting as the first cap must be, the ultimate achievement is a send-off in which everyone, fans, teammates and opponents, pay tribute to…

Germany
Niko Kovac proving the wrong man for Bayern Munich
12:00 Friday 15th March 2019

An uncharacteristic poor start to the season left many wondering if Niko Kovac was the right manager for Bayern Munich. The reigning Bundesliga champions have dominated German football for a long time now. Having become used to relatively easy…

Italy
Emre Can enjoying life at Juventus
12:00 Monday 11th March 2019

Emre Can chose to run down his contract at Liverpool and moved to Juventus on a free last summer. Some may have wondered why anyone will do such a thing. But after spending four years at Anfield with no trophy to show for it, it is perfectly…

Bundesliga
Can Marco Reus' return spark sputtering BVB?
09:00 Thursday 7th March 2019

Marco Reus’ return couldn’t come any sooner. Borussia Dortmund’s form underwent a landslide without him. BVB edge Bayern atop the Bundesliga only due to superior goal difference. No one else stepped up in Reus' absence…

Germany
Serge Gnabry: Arsenal's loss, Bayern's gain
17:00 Wednesday 6th March 2019

Arsene Wenger built a reputation for giving young players a chance during his Arsenal heydays. The likes of Alexandr Hleb, Alex Song, Theo Walcott and the popular Cesc Fabregas all made their name as youngsters filing out for the Gunners.…

Managerial News
Guardiola can stay positive while developing a Plan B
12:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

The Premier League enters the 2018/19 lightning round. Only ten games remain for most teams. Preoccupied with FA Cup action, Chelsea and Brighton each have 11. Rumour has it they will play each other to fall back in line with everyone else.…

Germany
Joshua Kimmich: Bayern Munich's unheralded creative gem
12:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

From an entitled supporter's perspective, it's nearly impossible to be positive about Bayern Munich. They still chase Borussia Dortmund, second a place they haven't been this late into any of their six previous Bundesliga title-winning…

Managerial News
Positivity isn't easy in the Premier League
09:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

Both by design and demand, the influx of foreign managers to the Premier League bring with them a new brand of football. Some implement their tactics successfully. Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte rewrote the record books. Other managers struggle.…

Bundesliga
Inexperience at the back risking BVB's title run
14:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

2019 hasn’t turned out as the fortuitous year Borussia Dortmund thought it would be. Heading into the Bundesliga winter break with a six-point gap over second-placed Bayern Munich, confidence was oozing off the Dortmund camp. However,…