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Italy
Should Dries Mertens be on Juventus' summer shopping list?
15:00 Sunday 8th December 2019

Over the years, Juventus have been branded the king of free transfers. Included in certain players they've signed for nothing are Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Dani Alves, Emre Can and Aaron Ramsey. When looking at such…

Italy
Are Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli losing steam?
01:18 Sunday 10th November 2019

Juventus’ eight consecutive seasons of reigning supreme in the Serie A has not come unchallenged. Napoli has run the Zebras close in the last few campaigns but always seem to come up empty-handed. Gli Azzurri have stayed consistent…

Italy
Koulibaly ruining reputation at Napoli with costly mistakes
19:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

They all make mistakes. That includes the best. It only becomes a problem when mistakes become too regular and costly. Kalidou Koulibaly knows what I mean. When it comes to the Scudetto, this season, Napoli are in trouble. Their fortunes…

Italy
Did Adrien Rabiot make a mistake joining Juventus?
09:01 Thursday 26th September 2019

There are approximately 250 million footballers in over 200 countries worldwide. Sieving through, the most popular players are found in five European nations: England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Expectedly, something shifts…

Italy
Has Carlo Ancelotti flipped the script at Napoli?
19:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Napoli put high-flying Liverpool to the sword in the Champions League this week. The 2-0 result surprised the many who view the Reds as untouchable after last season's success. Until the final whistle in Madrid, however, the Merseysiders…

European Football
How can Liverpool and Napoli solve a shared problem?
08:01 Thursday 29th August 2019

Liverpool and Napoli may be totally different clubs playing in vastly different countries, but the duo shares unique similarities. For a start, they both lifted their respective league titles in 1990. If you are thinking that’s a…

Transfers
Are James and Ancelotti destined for each other?
15:01 Saturday 13th July 2019

The future looked bright for James Rodriguez when he hit the ground running five years ago. The Colombian had the football universe learning to pronounce his name [ha•mess] thanks to his Golden Boot performance in the 2014 World…

Features
Can this Copa America restore James Rodriguez's reptutation?
09:00 Tuesday 25th June 2019

Luka Modric raised his career to an exceptional height with brilliant displays in last year's World Cup. Thanks to the Croatian midfielder's exploits in Russia, he soon defied the odds to become the first player other than…

Other Tournaments
Can James Rodriguez focus on the Copa America with his club future in limbo?
09:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

“Hit by James… Oh what a goal! One of the greats. My word! This boy’s a star!” shouted Peter Drury when James Rodriguez fired a chest-controlled volley from outside the penalty box past Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera…

Europa League
Gunners won't find Gli Azzurri easy targets at San Paolo
09:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Arsenal fans are smiling after their 2-0 first-leg victory over Napoli at the Emirates. Some may think their ticket to the Europa League semifinal is punched. There are few fortresses in football more imposing than Stadio San Paolo, however.…

Europa League
Can Arsenal exploit Napoli's defensive woes in Europa League?
12:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Arsenal welcome Napoli in the first-leg of the Europa League quarter-final at the best possible time. The usually rugged, impenetrable Gli Azzurri wall has shown cracks. Although not at customary destructive best, the Gunners must find a way…

Football
Why great midfielders suddenly make great managers
17:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Legendary figures chasing managerial seats after retirement isn't a rare sight in football. Despite hanging up their boots, the passion for kicking the round object still stirs in the soul. If they can't kick it in the literal sense,…

Italy
Rugged Franck Kessie becoming one of Europe's best midfielders
12:00 Tuesday 26th February 2019

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso faced numerous critics this season over the club’s inconsistent performance, especially early in the campaign when the side struggled to cope with both league and continental exertions. After exiting…

Premier League
Maurizio Sarri, Antonio Conte: Two sides of the Chelsea coin?
12:00 Friday 1st February 2019

Just when you think the Premier League is a flat track for bullies, the small clubs fight back. In matchday 24's midweek fixtures, the top six produced a meagre eight points from a possible 18. Arsenal and Tottenham won their games although…

Italy
No one can stop Juventus in Italy
16:07 Saturday 22nd December 2018

The Old Lady keeps getting younger every day, it would seem. Juventus are on course for their eighth consecutive league title but the worrying sign is that the teams that are meant to compete with them are simply not up to the challenge.…