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Champions League
Are Mbappe and Haaland the new Messi and Ronaldo?
09:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo held the football universe spellbound with scintillating displays in the last decade. The duo shares 11 of the 12 Ballon d'Ors since 2008. Only Luka Modric broke the hegemony in 2018. During…

Spain
Does La Liga transfer exemption betray clubs in the relegation battle?
09:02 Thursday 20th February 2020

With key forwards Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele likely ruled out for the remainder of the season, FC Barcelona have been given permission by La Liga to take advantage of a special rule which makes them able to sign a player from another Spanish…

Spain
Why Barcelona's special signing won't be spine-tingling
17:00 Monday 17th February 2020

Britain's passion for wagering may explain the Premier League fan’s scepticism regarding VAR. The video-assisted referee, goal-line and offside technology are tools to correct inadvertent errors. In other words, they're safety…

Spain
Barca must fix leaky defense
09:01 Monday 17th February 2020

Scoring two goals and conceding one isn't the best way to win a game, especially if the letters FCB emblazon the badge over your heart. Barcelona manager Quique Setien found relief after picking up all three points against Getafe…

Spain
What future can Barcelona anticipate post-Messi?
09:00 Sunday 9th February 2020

I don’t know anything about my biological father other than his name. My mother remarried when I was a pre-schooler. Despite a childhood I’ll charitably describe as strained, I hold very little curiosity about him or how life would…

Transfers
Are Barcelona headed for a Messi divorce?
08:01 Sunday 9th February 2020

Gone are the days when Barcelona were untouchable, the best club in the world in terms of on-pitch performance and lauded for their ideals off it. The Catalan side reached its greatest success under Pep Guardiola. Everything seemed perfect…

Womens Football
Can Asisat Oshoala become the world's best?
12:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

In 2014, Asisat Oshoala announced herself to the world. The Nigeria women’s under-20 football team presented the young sensation with a golden opportunity to turn out for her country, while the 2014 FIFA Under-20 World Cup offered…

Spain
Should Barca return for Cristhian Stuani?
17:01 Friday 7th February 2020

It has been a difficult campaign for FC Barcelona. The club has been rolling from one problem into another since the campaign kicked-off. The row between Lionel Messi and sporting director, Eric Abidal, dominated the newspaper headlines…

Spain
Is money Barcelona’s biggest trouble?
08:00 Friday 7th February 2020

As a consequence of significant mismanagement, Barcelona suffers from a deplorable financial situation. This truth was corroborated in January when the club could not find the funds to sign Valencia and La Furia forward Rodrigo Moreno then acted…

Premier League
Should Barcelona go all out for Aubameyang in the summer?
08:01 Monday 3rd February 2020

Winning two league titles and six trophies in less than three years would be considered a  successful period for just about any manager or football club. Not Barcelona. The Catalonian giants clearly displayed their high standards…

Spain
What might Barca return mean for Philippe Coutinho?
08:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

It's been two years since we last saw Philippe Coutinho scoring his trademark distant curlers in the Premier League. Yet, Liverpool fans haven't stopped mentioning his name. The Brazilian was the key figure at the club during his Anfield…

Transfers
Can good friends Ajax help Barcelona out of another jam?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

When Rinus Michels brought Total Football to Barcelona in the 1970s, it began a beautiful friendship. Johan Cruijff eventually followed his mentor to the Nou Camp. The legendary Dutch midfielder played in Blaugrana stripes, won titles as the…

Spain
Which Barcelona youngsters can excel under Quique Setien?
17:00 Sunday 19th January 2020

As Barcelona fans will tell you, the devil has been exorcised. Ernesto Valverde perhaps won’t go down as the worst manager in history, but he'll sure rank up amongst the most-hated. After much speculation narrowing down a potential…

Spain
Can Barca cope with Luis Suarez's absence?
15:01 Sunday 19th January 2020

Barcelona's decline began after they won a historic treble under Luis Enrique in 2015. Domestic titles assuage the pain but La Liga is the minimum standard at the Nou Camp. Barca's failure in Europe hastened Ernesto Valverde's…

Spain
Is Xavi Hernandez the right man for Barca?
08:00 Sunday 12th January 2020

One bad game spoiled Barcelona's season in 2018/19. The 4-0 capitulation at Anfield left the Blaugrana dealing with self-doubt again. Some recognised a pattern that needed to be broken. Others quickly made light of the result. Thus…