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Premier League
Mikel Arteta wants Granit Xhaka to stay; Should he?
08:01 Monday 6th January 2020

Granit Xhaka sits at a crossroads. One path leads away from the Emirates and his toxic relationship with fans. The other leads back into the clubhouse where a welcoming manager values his skills and leadership. Which should he take?…

Youth Scout
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Ten lads-a-leaping
08:01 Monday 30th December 2019

On the tenth day of football, UEFA gave to me Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Two title races
08:01 Sunday 22nd December 2019

On the second day of football, UEFA gave to me Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will…

Bundesliga
Could Bayern miss out on Champions League football?
09:01 Thursday 19th December 2019

Bayern Munich are European football royalty. The dominant force in Germany are drifting through the final months of a glorious decade, with multiple Bundesliga and DFB Pokal Cup triumphs, and a Champions League trophy – one season…

Premier League
Is Julian Nagelsmann destined for the Premier League?
12:01 Sunday 24th November 2019

Julian Nagelsmann’s rise to prominence in the round leather game makes for fine reading. Like all true success stories, it has its roots in overcoming obstacles. When persistent knee injuries brought an end to a promising career as a…

Bundesliga
Marcus Thuram: The secret behind Gladbach’s surge 
08:00 Sunday 10th November 2019

Marcus Thuram schleps a lofty burden throughout his career. He must uphold a famous family legacy. Another awaited in Germany last summer; filling Thorgan Hazard's huge void. Unheralded, Thuram has done both with aplomb, in the process,…

Germany
Can Gladbach maintain their Bundesliga title challenge?
16:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

When Mainz won promotion to the Bundesliga in 2002, there was one coach’s name on the lips of German football fans: Jurgen Klopp. But the enigmatic Liverpool boss wasn’t just winning titles and developing players in the Bundesliga.…

Bundesliga
Will the Bundesliga title change hands this season?
15:01 Saturday 12th October 2019

A 7-2 demolition of Tottenham in the Champions League put Bayern Munich in the conversation as being amongst the favourites to win the competition this season. It was a ruthless performance that showed the German champions may have rediscovered…

Germany
How far can Marco Rose take Borussia Monchengladbach?
08:02 Monday 19th August 2019

Borussia Monchengladbach is an ambitious team with a long memory. They need the latter. All five of their Bundesliga titles came between 1970-79. Die Borussen might have done even more had Franz Beckenbauer and Bayern Munich not interrupted…

Bundesliga
2019/20 Bundesliga preview
17:05 Friday 16th August 2019

Imagine playing a word association game in which the object is to match a novel title with the country it best describes. Germany would probably get Sense and Sensibility. As stereotypes go, however, pragmatism and discipline aren’t bad…

Bundesliga
It's time to talk about the other Hazard brother tearing up football
17:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Footballing heritage seems to run in the genes. It's actually surprising how many people within the game have relatives who've also turned professional. I look at the Neville brothers, Peter and Kasper Schmeichel, Les, Rio and Anton…

Premier League
Is Andreas Christensen Chelsea's most exciting player?
08:30 Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Gary Cahill and David Luiz may be ready to return to active duty, but Andreas Christensen continues to start for Antonio Conte's Chelsea. The future certainly looks bright for the young Danish international and Chelsea youth graduate. Following…

Premier League
Reece Oxford's failed spell at Gladbach a cautionary tale
09:00 Wednesday 4th October 2017

Just two months in, Reece Oxford's Borussia Monchengladbach loan has been cut short. The teenager never featured. Other English youngsters should take heed. It's been over two years since Reece Oxford burst onto the scene with West Ham during…

Features
2017/18 Bundesliga Preview, Part 3: Best of the Rest
09:00 Sunday 13th August 2017

Part One of the Bundesliga preview looked at top clubs. Part Two, bottom. Now, let's have a peek at sides stuck in the middle for the 55th German top flight season. Gunning For A Champions League Berth

Opinion
Chelsea should keep hold of Andreas Christensen
12:30 Wednesday 26th July 2017

Chelsea's appalling handling of young players has never been more exposed and visible than the ongoing summer transfer window. Yet, their oversight could be pardoned should they opt to keep hold of promising Danish defender, Andreas Christensen.…