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Football
Is the Bundesliga's coronavirus plan over the top?
15:01 Saturday 14th March 2020

The Coronavirus has sent sport into a worldwide crisis, and nobody has a clue quite how to deal with it. Apart from the Germans, of course, who apparently have a plan.   Football is facing postponements and…

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…

Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho's criticism of Tanguy Ndombele justified?
17:02 Monday 9th March 2020

Tanguy Ndombele turned heads with his performances for Lyon last season. The 23-year-old was a mainstay in the club’s midfield, putting forth strong outings in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Naturally, that led to links in…

Germany
Mikel Oyarzabal: A cheaper Sane alternative for Bayern?
08:00 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Bayern Munich’s chase for Leroy Sane continues in 2020. Rigorous negotiations took place between Manchester City and the Bavarian's last summer, though no deal was reached. City’s asking price skyrocketed as they were not willing…

Bundesliga
Is Alphonso Davies the world's best left-back?
15:01 Sunday 1st March 2020

Players like Alphonso Davies make you wonder just how many unearthed gems we’re yet to see in football. The Bayern Munich full-back is only a teenager, but he’s attracting all the right attention this season. Davies’ stellar…

Germany
Is Achraf Hakimi giving Trent Alexander-Arnold a run for his money?
12:00 Sunday 1st March 2020

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been widely praised for his output for the soon-to-be-crowned Premier League champions, and rightly so. The 21-year-old is seen by many as the best right-back in the world at the moment. His contributions have been…

Bundesliga
Can Bayern look to Serge Gnabry with Lewandowski shelved?
11:00 Saturday 29th February 2020

It would be an act of ignorance not to acknowledge Bayern Munich's decent exploits this season. The Bavarians have their ship moving in the right direction as the campaign nears its climax. They top the Bundesliga table with 49 points from…

France
Which Spanish juggernaut best fits Kylian Mbappe?
19:01 Thursday 27th February 2020

Nothing captivates football fans more than seeing a young player manoeuvre his way to football's peak. Kylian Mbappe announced himself to the world while playing for the French side, AS Monaco. The vibrant attacker caught fans'…

Bundesliga
Can Borussia Dortmund's new system bring short-term success?
09:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Borussia Dortmund witnessed their season falling apart in late November. Poor results mingled with defensive errors put Lucien Favre’s job under threat. Then he found his own eureka moment. Rather than sticking with the attacking…

Spain
Is Nabil Fekir wasting time at Real Betis?
17:01 Monday 24th February 2020

Barcelona's new signing Martin Braithwaite joked that he would not wash his jersey after embracing Lionel Messi. Not used to playing with the best, it's understandable that the former Middlesbrough man feels that way. But Messi, exceptional…

Champions League
Are Mbappe and Haaland the new Messi and Ronaldo?
09:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo held the football universe spellbound with scintillating displays in the last decade. The duo shares 11 of the 12 Ballon d'Ors since 2008. Only Luka Modric broke the hegemony in 2018. During…

Bundesliga
Did Ethan Ampadu turn the corner against Spurs?
17:01 Friday 21st February 2020

How does the saying go? Same shite, different club? Ethan Ampadu rarely features for RB Leipzig. After coming over on loan from Chelsea in search of playing time, four of the teenager's six appearances come from the bench. When the 19-year-old…

Champions League
Can Tottenham cope with rampant RB Leipzig in the Champions League?
17:01 Wednesday 19th February 2020

The last time Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur squared up against German opposition in the Champions League was in December. The English side was humbled 3-1 by Bayern Munich. But the self-proclaimed Special One, in his usual style, played…

Premier League
Manchester City Fallout: Will Champions League ban test Guardiola's commitment?
08:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City’s worst nightmare came to life when UEFA banned them from the Champions League for the next two seasons. Just before a crucial tie against 13-time champions Real Madrid. Spoiler Alert: City will appeal to the Court…

Germany
Was Jurgen Klinsmann right to quit as Hertha Berlin manager?
19:01 Monday 17th February 2020

It came as a surprise to most German football followers when the news filtered through that Jurgen Klinsmann had quit his position as Hertha Berlin manager. The former United States men’s national team boss lasted just 76 days on…