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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…

Premier League
How will Norwich City spend their summer?
14:50 Sunday 30th June 2019

Norwich City took the Championship by storm in 2018/19, comfortably securing promotion back to the Premier League with confidence and style. The Canaries went on to lift the trophy as deserved champions, with a youthful squad augmented by a…

European Football
Where Next for Bruno Fernandes?
15:00 Monday 13th May 2019

There are fewer hotter commodities than the Portuguese international. Still, with years in the tank, Bruno Fernandes enjoyed a statistical delight of a season. Goals in every competition, assists everywhere, he’s the Sporting CP MVP,…

European Football
Joao Felix: The birth of Portugal's next star
15:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Portugal's post-Cristiano Ronaldo era glitters. While dusk falls on the talisman's career, a glut of youngsters jostle to carry the torch. Throughout this season, Benfica's teen sensation, Joao Felix took the lead.  Last season,…

European Football
In recovery, Sporting prepares for Benfica
12:00 Sunday 3rd February 2019

Sporting play Benfica in the Portuguese Premeira Liga on Sunday. They play them again in a Taca [Cup] de Portugal first leg affair midweek. The rivalry between the two, along with Porto the biggest clubs in the country, guarantees an intense…

Bundesliga
Can Eintracht Frankfurt's Front-Three Help Them Sustain A Bundesliga Title Charge?
12:00 Monday 26th November 2018

Life’s been good for Eintracht Frankfurt post-Niko Kovac. Replacing the successful Croatian with the less-experienced Adi Hutter sparked questions from fans. However, the former BSC Young Boys manager took little time to establish a fluid,…

Bundesliga
Is Luka Jovic ready to fulfil huge potential?
15:00 Saturday 27th October 2018

Luka Jovic has been mentioned as a hot prospect for several years now. Enthusiasts of the Football Manager and FIFA franchises will have understood the striker's potential during that time. They've been waiting patiently for him…

Germany
Renato Sanches faces make or break season at Bayern Munich 
12:00 Saturday 14th July 2018

Renato Sanches' last highlight was winning the European Championship in France two years ago. Others which followed have been pure horror. Among them an aimless pass to advertising hoarding when Swansea City visited Chelsea. With Niko Kovac…

European Football
Porto crowned Portuguese champions after Lisbon derby stalemate
16:30 Sunday 6th May 2018

Benfica's hopes of winning a fifth successive Portuguese championship were ended at Sporting Clube de Portugal. The two fierce rivals took to the Estadio Jose Alvalade pitch knowing victory was vital. In a cruel twist of fate,…

European Football
Title race wide open in Portugal
10:00 Wednesday 18th April 2018

We are now at the business end of most European seasons. Manchester City, Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven, and Paris St Germain are already crowned champions of their respective leagues. Juventus and Barcelona should also secure their titles within…