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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…

Spain
Can Joao Felix finish debut Atletico campaign in style?
12:01 Saturday 29th February 2020

Atletico Madrid’s spirits have been lifted of late. Following the bitter Madrid derby loss which rounded up a miserable phase, Diego Simeone’s men are showcasing strong willpower to grind together victories once again. The Wanda…

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…

France
Renato Sanches slowly piecing his career back together
09:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Renato Sanches was on top of the world when he aided Portugal to an unprecedented triumph at Euro 2016. Named young player of the tournament, the youngest of the young to win the prestigious gong, he earned a contract with perennial Bundesliga…

Premier League
Should a fit Eric Bailly start for Manchester United?
12:31 Sunday 9th February 2020

In the summer of 2018 Manchester United's former boss, Jose Mourinho, was desperate for a centre-back signing. Reports that the powers that be vetoed the request outraged supporters. The £60million+ the self-proclaimed Special…

Premier League
How does Gedson Fernandes fit in Mourinho's Tottenham?
08:01 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Spurs landed the first signing of Jose Mourinho’s reign. In financial terms, it wasn't another Paul Pogba or even a Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Gedson Fernandes arrived from Benfica on an 18-month loan with an option to make the move permanent.…

European Football
Transfer Analysis: Benfica's latest addition, Julian Weigl
08:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

Benfica made their first move in the winter transfer window, securing Julian Weigl's services from Borussia Dortmund for a reported £17 million. The fee is the club's joint-highest expenditure, matching that paid for Real Madrid's…

America
Gabriel Barbosa leading Flamengo to success
09:00 Thursday 14th November 2019

Long is the list of South American and, in particular, Brazilian players who have conquered the world. In addition to winning fans in foreign lands, they remain adored at home and inspire coming generations. It's therefore understandable…

France
Can Rudi Garcia revitalise Lyon?
09:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

It was always going to be a tall order expecting Sylvinho to come up with the goods in charge of a club with Lyon's stature. The Brazilian had paid his dues, learning as an assistant at Cruzeiro and Inter Milan under Roberto Mancini.…

Football
Who are Famalicao?
12:00 Wednesday 9th October 2019

A small team from Northern Portugal is tearing up the Portuguese Primera Liga. They go by the name Famalicao. Heard of them before this season? Most likely not. And you shouldn’t be faulted. Famalicao does not play in Europe’s big…

Spain
Can Joao Felix emulate past Atletico greats?
08:00 Wednesday 31st July 2019

It's been a massive summer for Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid. The Rojiblancos faced a daunting task to replace top stars Diego Godin, Rodri, Lucas Hernandez and Antoine Griezmann. As you would expect from an ambitious club, Diego…

Bundesliga
With Jovic, Haller gone, can Eintracht still compete?
12:00 Monday 22nd July 2019

The last two years have been fun for Eintracht Frankfurt supporters. Following the ignominy of relegation to the German second-tier in 2011, the Eagles returned and consolidated in the Bundesliga. A second-successive Europa League campaign…

Spain
Is Joao Felix worth more than Antoine Griezmann?
09:01 Monday 15th July 2019

When Real Madrid signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea this summer, many expected to get a response from their arch-rivals, FC Barcelona. The Catalans took their time but didn't disappoint. Antoine Griezmann was lured to the Camp Nou, ending…

Transfers
Is Benfica’s Joao Felix worth an enormous £113 million?
15:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Having produced a stellar debut season at Benfica, it’s no surprise Joao Felix is hot property this summer. While several Premier League giants are reputedly chasing the 19-year-old, it’s La Liga’s Atletico Madrid in pole…