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Champions League
Can Anfield's 12th man propel Liverpool to Champions League quarters?
13:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

The power of Anfield! Many European top teams have bowed to it. Some have fallen down flat before it. There's a long history of that, but the scariest part is, it's getting even more powerful. Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real…

Premier League
Does Djibril Sidibe deserve a permanent deal at Everton?
17:01 Friday 28th February 2020

French right-back Djibril Sidibe is currently on loan at Goodison Park. Everton can make the option permanent at season's end. To encourage the club, Sidibe must contest club captain Seamus Coleman for his place in the team. So…

Premier League
Bernard's new lease on life at Everton
09:01 Monday 10th February 2020

Since Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival at Everton, Brazilian winger Bernard has been asked to play a completely different role. It hasn’t been without its teething problems, but with a goal and an assist in his last two games, the 27-year-old…

Italy
Can Napoli use Juventus victory as a catalyst?
12:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Napoli’s once top-of-the-table encounter with Juventus had assumed the tag of just another game as the reigning Champions visited the Stadio Sao Paolo. The reason for that is not far-fetched. Gli Azzurri has taken several steps backwards…

Premier League
Does Dominic Calvert-Lewin deserve an England call-up?
22:38 Monday 27th January 2020

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been in fine form for Everton so far this season, scoring 11 goals in all competitions. A player who has been lauded for his aerial ability, hold-up play and athleticism over the last couple of terms - but criticised…

Italy
Why Gattuso crushes Sarri's Napoli foundation
09:01 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli reign got off to the worst possible start against Parma on Saturday. Gli Azzurri was down after just three minutes in Naples. Although they rallied back to restore parity, the resilient visitors struck the…

Premier League
Why aren't Arsenal as concerned about being off course as Everton?
08:00 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Remember that scene in Titanic when the engineer comes to the bridge, lays out blueprints of the ship and details the catastrophe that will occur as a result of colliding with an iceberg? Some fat cat protests, boasting that the ship cannot…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti the right choice for Everton?
17:00 Tuesday 17th December 2019

When reports on Monday evening suggested three-time Champions League-winning manager Carlo Ancelotti had agreed a deal in principle with Everton, Merseyside's blue half went into ecstasy. Although the club subsequently made a statement…

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…