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Premier League
Man City given double injury-boost at integral moment
19:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Manchester City's title race feels all-but run despite some simply scintillating football being played by Pep Guardiola's men recently. The Ctiyzens' offensive genius hasn't wavered, fronted by Kevin de Bruyne's unbelievable…

Premier League
What's happened to Christian Benteke at Crystal Palace?
17:01 Sunday 5th January 2020

Christian Benteke's Crystal Palace future is uncertain. He’s been out of form in the Premier League and out of favour under Roy Hodgson. As a result, the 29-year-old may be out of time at Selhurst Park. Benteke was Palace’s…

Netherlands
Cyriel Dessers’ Nigerian dream intact but harsh reality beckons 
12:00 Monday 9th December 2019

Cyriel Dessers is on course to fulfil a childhood dream of representing Nigeria instead of Belgium at international level. However, the 24-year-old Eredivisie top scorer risks extinction afterwards. He must tread carefully.  It isn't…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: Inter's loss, Cagliari's gain
12:01 Friday 15th November 2019

When Inter threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month, questions were again raised regarding the club’s chances of success this season. For a side that spent over €150m on transfer fees in the summer…

Premier League
Fit Kevin de Bruyne makes life easier for Pep Guardiola
08:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Manchester City haven't been too busy in the transfer market. Rodri’s club-record £63 million move from Atletico Madrid is the only big business set in stone at the moment, although Joao Cancelo's £27.5 million + Danilo…

France
Can Victor Osimhen fill Nicolas Pepe’s shoes at Lille?
12:01 Monday 5th August 2019

Nicolas Pepe has finally completed his blockbuster move to Arsenal from LOSC Lille. Understandably, some Arsenal fans are over the moon. It has been a while since there was this much buzz and belief among the Arsenal faithful. Arsene Wenger’s…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: What next for 'pesky' Belgian after Inter Milan shutout?
12:00 Tuesday 30th July 2019

Radja Nainggolan is stranded at a career crossroads. The pesky, petulant Belgian must decide between remaining an Inter Milan outcast or rule an empire elsewhere. The Chinese Super League along with former club Cagliari, wait patiently.…

Premier League
Romelu Lukaku: Should he stay or should he go?
15:00 Monday 1st July 2019

Manchester United and Romelu Lukaku have a big decision to make this summer. During the 26-year-old's two-year stint at Old Trafford, the net has bustled 42 times in 96 games. In such a competitive domestic league, that record isn't…

Transfers
Will Genk move open bigger European doors for Stephen Odey?
12:00 Monday 1st July 2019

Football is filled with stories of players who rise from obscurity to fame in a relatively short period of time. Stephen Odey may not be vying for the Ballon d’Or but his ascent from the lower levels of Nigerian football to…

Managerial News
6 contenders as the next Newcastle United manager
10:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It had been coming. On Monday, Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez parted ways. Attributed to a contract dispute in which this summer’s transfer budget proved an unresolvable issue, the reasoning goes far beyond that. The Spaniard’s…

Premier League
Why recent performance proved Romelu Lukaku remains a flat-track bully
09:00 Saturday 3rd November 2018

It's fair to say Romelu Lukaku won't remember the last few games with much fondness. When he played out games against Chelsea, Juventus and Everton in his head, he would have envisioned things going extremely differently. The Belgian…

Premier League
How can Eden Hazard become the world's best footballer?
17:00 Monday 15th October 2018

After his recent inclusion in the FIFA FIFPro World XI, Eden Hazard has moved an inch to show he possesses what it takes to be known as the planet's best player. The Belgium international has been on the rise since joining Chelsea in 2012.…

Premier League
Is Marouane Fellaini's Manchester United revival inspired by Belgium's World Cup?
12:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

When Jose Mourinho fought the board and fans to re-sign Marouane Fellaini in the summer, his sanity was questioned. Sentiment said he wasn't a "United player." Good riddance; sign someone like Jorginho or, more popularly,…

World Cup
Is it time for the World Cup to say goodbye to the third place playoff?
09:30 Saturday 14th July 2018

In case you missed it, the World Cup finalists are now set. France and Croatia meet in Sunday's final but before we have the Lord Mayor's show on Sunday, we must sit through the padre's sermon, aka the third-place playoff on Saturday.…

World Cup
World Cup 3rd place match: England and Belgium hook up again; does it mean anything this time?
08:30 Saturday 14th July 2018

It's not coming home. England's World Cup dreams were smashed by Mario Mandzukic's brilliant goal that sent Croatia to their first World Cup final. On the other hand, Roberto Martinez's Belgium lost to France one-nil. Les…