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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
What does Mats Hummels’ homecoming prove about Dortmund and Bayern?
15:00 Tuesday 25th June 2019

This past Wednesday, it was announced Mats Hummels will return to Borussia Dortmund. The central defender leaves Bayern Munich after a three-year spell, for a £34 million fee. Looking ahead to next season, this transfer is certain to…

Championship
Is Norwich the second coming of Huddersfield?
15:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Norwich City sealed a return back to the Premier League after a three-year absence, and if you say that you expected it at the start of the season then you’re a liar. If the pre-season predictions were to be believed, the Canaries were…

Premier League
Kyle Walker, Liverpool and the Premier League's dying sense of humour
17:00 Tuesday 5th February 2019

In the long list of title race mistakes, Kyle Walker’s tweet is unlikely to win any awards. Compared to Kevin Keegan’s raving or Rafa Benitez’s 'facts' it wasn’t even very entertaining. Manchester City fans lapped…

Spain
How patient can Barcelona be with their £103.5 million investment?
12:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Ousmane Dembele suffers following his big-money switch to Barcelona. The £103.5 million transfer fee, the world's third-most expensive signing, was either going to hinder his progress or afford him a larger platform from which…

Bundesliga
Loss to Borussia Dortmund exposes chemistry issues for Bayern Munich
08:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

A particularly good weekend for derbies capped off with the affair in Manchester. Understandably, a contest between two clubs that have spent nearly a billion pounds sterling combined for their current managers [Manchester City/Pep Guardiola/£541.9,…

Bundesliga
Can Paco Alcacer find forever home at Borussia Dortmund?
15:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Paco Alcacer completed a loan move from Barcelona to Borussia Dortmund late in the summer transfer window. At the time many had doubts. Why did Die Schwarzgelben want a player who had struggled during his time at Camp Nou? At present, though,…

Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig: Young squads for old men
08:00 Sunday 26th August 2018

One advantage to an 18-team league is you can start a little later than divisions with 20 clubs and enjoy an extended summer holiday. Unfortunately, die Mannschaft ‘dis-sed’ that advantage with an underwhelming performance at the…

Europa League
3 players to watch during UEFA Europa League's Round of 32 action today
09:30 Thursday 22nd February 2018

The UEFA Champions League gave us four impressive games this week. Okay, three and Manchester United/Sevilla, but the European action is far from over. Even though it sometimes doesn't receive deserved recognition, you…

Germany
Borussia Dortmund must retain Michy Batshuayi beyond this season
12:00 Monday 12th February 2018

Despite having played only two games for Borussia Dortmund, Michy Batshuayi has made a big impression since joining on loan from Chelsea. The Belgian demonstrated his talent to the Bundesliga in nine days, perhaps to a greater extent than he…

Bundesliga
BVB toil to draw against Hertha sans Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
10:30 Monday 22nd January 2018

The Olympiastadion in Berlin was lit up on Friday night. Hosts Hertha BSC welcomed Borussia Dortmund. For the second week in a row, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out of the match day squad. Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc…

Opinion
Three cheaper alternatives than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Arsenal
09:00 Thursday 18th January 2018

We’re halfway through the January window and it looks as though Arsene Wenger has finally snapped and decided to spend some effin’ money. The Alexis Sanchez saga has clearly taken its toll on the Frenchman. He knows he must now…

Premier League
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Manchester United's ideal number 10
20:00 Friday 29th September 2017

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's transition from the Bundesliga to the Premier League was not exactly smooth. Some players require time to come good. Jose Mourinho bought Mkhitaryan in 2016, following the Armenian's excellent performances for Borussia…

Opinion
Where and Why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should go
09:00 Monday 28th August 2017

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly looking away from Arsenal and the Emirates for greener pastures. Not for money but to play the position he prefers. Sky Sports has reported Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has rejected a new, £180,000-a-week offer…

Opinion
Mario Gotze has experienced a fall from grace
15:00 Thursday 16th February 2017

Mario Gotze will be forever remembered as a national hero for scoring the decisive goal in a World Cup final. The German midfielder also once played an integral role in a successful Borussia Dortmund side, but times have since altered. As after…