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Premier League
Captaincy conundrum a persisting solving point for Unai Emery at Arsenal
17:00 Monday 15th July 2019

The season ahead doesn't paint the brightest picture for Arsenal. Struggling to get deals over the line with an extremely lacklustre transfer kitty, Unai Emery has been dealt another surmounting problem. It's one he tried…

Championship
Can Jonathan Woodgate lead Boro back to the promised land?
12:00 Monday 15th July 2019

Even before Tony Pulis was sacked following his failure to secure Premier League promotion, bookmakers had Jonathan Woodgate as the favourite to take over at Middlesbrough. They were right, of course. Now in charge, can the former Boro…

Premier League
What now for Diogo Dalot at Manchester United?
08:00 Monday 15th July 2019

Club legend Gary Neville retired in 2011. Manchester United did not replace him for seven years. Then they bought two young right backs in as many summer windows. Over the initial seven years, United tried to replace GNev with in-house options. Rafael…

Premier League
Why we should remember Peter Crouch fondly following his retirement
17:01 Sunday 14th July 2019

After twenty-one years and ten permanent clubs, an evergreen Peter Crouch has taken the decision to hang up his playing boots for good.  Aged 38, the goals had started to dry up for the 6'6 striker, who ends on a mightily impressive tally…

France
Is Nicolas Pepe the real deal?
12:01 Sunday 14th July 2019

From lowly beginnings with the Angers reserves, Nicolas Pepe broke into the club’s first team. He didn't impress immediately, scoring a meagre three goals in the 2016/17 campaign. But Lille saw enough promise in the young winger to…

Managerial News
What can we expect from Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany?
09:00 Sunday 14th July 2019

Player-managers are usually a sight to behold. Because it’s odd to see a manager barking tactical orders while fully kitted and ready to hop on the pitch and play. Although they’re a rarity, we’ve witnessed them a number of…

Championship
Can Phillip Cocu build on Frank Lampard's foundation at Derby? 
08:02 Sunday 14th July 2019

Phillip Cocu has a tough task filling the massive void left by Frank Lampard at Derby County. Simply put, the Dutchman must carry on that same attractive, result-oriented brand started by his predecessor. With a history of developing emerging…

European Football
Everton Soares' Copa America performance opened UEFA doors
17:00 Saturday 13th July 2019

Major tournaments make for the best shop windows. The World Cup, Euros and Copa America all have global appeal. The African Cup of Nations is growing more influential. A relatively unknown player at a comparatively small club can attract…

Premier League
Who will be Frank Lampard’s untouchables?
09:00 Saturday 13th July 2019

Effective decision-making is a prerequisite for every successful manager. Astuteness, ability to strategize, motivate players and control the dressing room count for plenty as well. They must also possess the nous for winning mind games,…

Premier League
Why a Man United move for Mario Lemina makes sense
15:00 Friday 12th July 2019

Manchester United have been linked with well over 100 footballers during this summer transfer window, with the rumour-mill firmly in full flow. Recently, Southampton's Mario Lemina was mentioned with a potential Old Trafford switch. Understandably,…

Premier League
Do Manchester United, Ed Woodward, rate defenders by their release clause?
17:00 Thursday 11th July 2019

Centre-back tops the wishlist for many Manchester United supporters, just as it did for Jose Mourinho last summer. It has been eleven months since the self-proclaimed Special One asked the Red Devils to deliver an elite level…

Premier League
Why didn't Premier League Top 6 clubs fight Leicester for Tielemans?
17:02 Wednesday 10th July 2019

The transfer window is in full swing, as the Premier League sides continue to show their financial muscle is far superior in comparison with the rest of Europe. A name that has appeared on the back pages fairly often recently is Youri Tielemans.…

Premier League
Why Sir Jim Ratcliffe would rather buy OGC Nice than Manchester United
12:00 Wednesday 10th July 2019

If you’re an average Tom, Dick or Harriet, you may play the lottery and fantasise about doing as you please when you win all that dosh. If you’re also a Manchester United fan, you probably think billionaires shouldn’t do whatever…

Managerial News
Questions people aren’t asking about Frank Lampard
09:00 Wednesday 10th July 2019

It’s not conjectured anymore. Frank Lampard landed his dream job. This is by far the biggest leap in his managerial career. Okay, so it's the only leap. The fact remains there is more than a significant gap between the 26th-ranked…

Premier League
Paul Pogba at Manchester United: Success or failure?
09:00 Tuesday 9th July 2019

And so it is about to end. Paul Pogba's time at Manchester United draws to a conclusion. If there's one word to define the Frenchman's three-year tenure at Old Trafford, it must be eventful. The 26-year-old has ticked every…