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European Football
Why a competitive Premier League drives England's Champions League ascendance
09:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

A quick glance at the Champions and Europa League quarterfinals draws makes great reading for English football fans. Six Premier League teams rank in the final 16. Spain can claim only half as many, Portugal and Italy two apiece while Germany…

Germany
Why Joachim Low made a mistake on Manuel Neuer
17:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Every professional football player dreams of a long, successful career at international level. As exciting as the first cap must be, the ultimate achievement is a send-off in which everyone, fans, teammates and opponents, pay tribute to…

Premier League
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can't be trusted
08:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

You’re probably expecting to read [or troll] an article arguing that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t deserve to be appointed permanent Manchester United manager because he lost two matches in a row. If that’s the case, I apologise…

Premier League
In which basket do the Premier League Top-6 put their eggs after the quarter-final draws?
12:00 Monday 18th March 2019

So the draw for the Champions League and Europa League has been made, and England’s top six know their fate. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have all made it into the quarter-finals of their…

Premier League
Which English teams stand the best chance at progressing in the Champions League?
17:00 Friday 15th March 2019

Who says English teams struggle in Europe? All six Premier League sides who took part in the last round of the Champions League and Europa League progressed, in what was a memorable fortnight for the beautiful game in the country of its birth.…

Champions League
Job one for Guardiola: Don't let Schalke romp go to players' heads
12:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Pep Guardiola described Manchester City as teenagers in the Champions League. Managers play mind games to motivate players but they can also be brutally honest. Whichever it was in this case, the Sky Blues remain outsiders in the competition…

Transfers
Can Chelsea hold onto Eden Hazard beyond the summer?
08:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Eden Hazard has been the main man at Chelsea for several years now. Having played under Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and now Maurizio Sarri, the different managers have depended on the Belgian to lead the team to excellence. He has usually…

Premier League
Should Manchester United prioritise the Champions League or Premier League?
17:00 Monday 11th March 2019

For Manchester United, the last three months have been simply stunning. The Old Trafford faithful are dreaming once again; with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel, anything seemed possible. After beating Paris Saint-Germain and earning their…

Italy
Emre Can enjoying life at Juventus
12:00 Monday 11th March 2019

Emre Can chose to run down his contract at Liverpool and moved to Juventus on a free last summer. Some may have wondered why anyone will do such a thing. But after spending four years at Anfield with no trophy to show for it, it is perfectly…

Spain
Can Getafe pull off a Champions League qualification surprise?
15:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

After a slow start, Barcelona has maintained top spot in La Liga as the rest of the teams following from behind. Beating arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday solidified that position as the Blaugrana all but secured…

Premier League
Gritty wins under Solskjaer recall Fergie's Manchester United
12:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Manchester United in March are completely different from what we saw at Anfield in December. This side has grit, determination and above all, confidence. They never lacked in talent but wanted for someone willing to let it breathe. Ole Gunnar…

Premier League
Did Brendan Rodgers need to rush into Leicester City?
08:00 Sunday 3rd March 2019

Brendan Rodgers made a name for himself as a top manager in the modern game. His success at Swansea City earned a deserved move to Liverpool in 2012.  After three seasons in which the club made significant progress but narrowly missed…

Features
Can Cristiano Ronaldo inspire Juventus past Atletico Madrid?
09:00 Friday 1st March 2019

When it comes to rating the most impressive football clubs on the continent, Juventus can’t be ignored. The Bianconeri sit atop Serie A with 69 points from 25 games. They are well on track to claim their eighth consecutive Scudetto, having…

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
Three things Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must do to retain his form
09:00 Monday 25th February 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's triumphant 2-0 win against Chelsea chased all his critics underground. The team’s response to four first-half injuries at home against Liverpool on the weekend kept them there. With Ander Herrera, Juan Mata,…