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League Two
Macclesfield Town striking again? What does the future hold for the Silkmen?
19:01 Thursday 5th December 2019

The financial state of clubs in the lower league has been a hot topic this season. Bury were kicked out of the EFL. Bolton Wanderers barely escaped a similar fate. Macclesfield Town are the latest club in the spotlight. What does the future…

League One
Raging Bull: Can Oxford United gore Manchester City?
15:01 Thursday 5th December 2019

The EFL Cup is much maligned by Premier League and Championship alike. Teams rotate. Fixtures pile up. Most involved consider it a blessing in disguise to be eliminated as soon as possible. Oxford United buck that trend in 2019. A stuttering…

Scotland
Is Ryan Gauld Scotland's next star?
12:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

The modern age has done weird things to football. Heck, Robbie Savage is considered a competent pundit these days. Paying £10.00 for a pie and a soft drink at a stadium kiosk is seen as normal. Another bizarre product of the collision…

Premier League
Should Arsenal stick with Freddie Ljungberg?
09:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

If you're a romantic, Arsenal and Arsene Wenger's long relationship was right up your alley. Other clubs switched managers like playboys dumping and picking up girlfriends, Arsenal stuck with Frenchman through thick…

League One
Has Joey Barton found stability at Fleetwood Town?
19:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Fleetwood Town have experienced quite a ride since re-establishing themselves as a club in 1997. They enjoyed six promotions in ten years between 2004 and 2014, and had six managers in seven years before appointing Joey…

Premier League
What went wrong for Cuco Martina at Everton?
17:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Cuco Martina finds himself on the periphery at Everton - and could be on his way out of Goodison Park when the January transfer window opens. After making 28 appearances in his debut season on Merseyside, the 30-year-old has been dropped…

Premier League
What must Southampton do to survive relegation?
12:01 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton inhabited the top half of the Premier League table. Under Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrini, Mark Hughes, caretaker Kelvin Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Saints perpetually struggle to…

Premier League
Must Solskjaer conquer Mourinho to save his job?
09:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

In such a highly-driven industry, pressure knows no bounds. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cut a calm man in his Aston Villa post-match press conference, laughing off rumours that a certain Mauricio Pochettino could replace him; but inside he's…

Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

Reviews
Book Review: On This Day
19:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

To comprehensively bind a football club's entire history within a single book can be overwhelming not just for the writer but the reader as well. Even the most fanatical supporters of Britain’s oldest clubs may balk when presented…

Premier League
Is Sadio Mane an heir to the Ballon d'Or?
12:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo come to mind whenever prestigious individual awards are debated. Like Godzilla and King Kong, the two goal-beasts annihilated all other footballers' stats for a decade when it came to the Ballon d'Or…

Womens Football
Arsenal Ladies breaking records in Women's Super League
09:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

It was a day to remember for Arsenal in the Women’s Super League. A record-breaking 11-1 thumping of Bristol City on Sunday confirmed Joe Montemurro's team as arguably the best in the world. Proof of that is the fact that the…

Premier League
Rating 7 contenders to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal
08:02 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The inevitable finally came to pass. After a mere 18 months in charge, Arsenal parted company with Unai Emery, the man they chose to succeed Arsene Wenger. The Spaniard's tenure began in a promising manner with a 20-match unbeaten…

Reviews
Review: Me and My Big Mouth - When Cloughie Sounded Off In TV Time
12:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Brian Clough is one of the biggest names in football.  At his peak in the 1970s, the outspoken manager dominated the English game. In the dug-out, on the telly or in the papers, Clough was everywhere. Controversial and hard-hitting…

Champions League
Will good things come in threes for Mourinho?
09:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Call me an elitist but, working on the assumption Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are Tottenham’s chief rivals in their quest for a 2020/21 Champions League berth, then Jose Mourinho has one thing going for him. Spurs already…