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Spain
How short is Ernesto Valverde's leash going into his third Barcelona campaign?
08:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Managerial changes dominate football news when they occur. It's their sudden nature. Clubs rarely entertain second thoughts before sacking a manager when the results aren't panning out as expected. Zinedine Zidane is an exception.…

Premier League
Should we be surprised by a quiet Liverpool transfer window so far?
17:01 Monday 8th July 2019

After bitter disappointment finishing as Premier League runners-up to Manchester City, Liverpool's 2018/19 campaign season ended on a major high with Champions League glory. The Jurgen Klopp era is well and truly underway. Now, the…

France
Why Neymar must stick with Paris Saint-Germain
09:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Neymar's mercurial talent is no longer strange to the footballing world. The Brazilian has been among the best players on the planet for the past half decade. His dribbling skills, vision, pace, and prolificness in front of goal make…

Transfers
Will Genk move open bigger European doors for Stephen Odey?
12:00 Monday 1st July 2019

Football is filled with stories of players who rise from obscurity to fame in a relatively short period of time. Stephen Odey may not be vying for the Ballon d’Or but his ascent from the lower levels of Nigerian football to…

Afcon
Naby Keita playing with fire at AFCON
17:00 Friday 28th June 2019

A 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal first leg at Camp Nou was bad enough for Liverpool. Losing Naby Keita to injury midway through the match rubbed salt in the wound. Fortunately, the Reds recovered to enjoy the…

Premier League
Is Arsenal being run like it should?
08:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Top clubs sign top players. There are exceptions to that rule. Tottenham Hotspur didn't bring in anyone last summer, and Manchester United seem set to focus on young British talent at present. Another special case is Arsenal. The Gunners…

Womens Football
It's Nikita Parris' time
17:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

It's common knowledge that Sergio Aguero has been firing Manchester City to success in the Premier League and English football as a whole. What is less known though is that Nikita Parris has been doing a similar job for the female Citizens…

Italy
Can Maurizio Sarri take Juventus to the promised land?
08:30 Saturday 15th June 2019

The football world never ceases to amaze. How quickly things change. Ten months ago, Maurizio Sarri moved to Chelsea, signing a three-year contract. Curiosity abounded as to how he would fare at Stamford Bridge. He had never won a trophy…

Football
Why Virgil van Dijk won't do a Luka Modric
17:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

A transfer window works on three levels. First, it allows clubs to improve. Second, it keeps the game fresh by allowing freer player movement between clubs. Third, it aids orthopaedists in their valuable research on the durability of thumbs…

Premier League
Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…

Premier League
Can Liverpool keep Divock Origi?
08:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

Divock Origi wrote his name in Liverpool football folklore with a sweet strike that settled the contest in the Champions League final on Saturday night. Although Mohamed Salah gave the Merseysiders the lead from the penalty spot in the second…

Premier League
Champions League final: 5 key battles
13:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

By the time Tottenham and Liverpool face each other in tonight's Champions League final, plenty will have been said. The players, managers, fans, experts and pundits will have all analysed the game to death. They will have looked at every…

Premier League
Eden Hazard deserves credit for honesty as Chelsea career winds down
09:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

In the modern-day game, players and managers alike tend to remain tight-lipped in regards to transfers. Usually, you'll see a robot-like answer given, something along the likes of 'I'm only focused on playing for [insert club here]…

Netherlands
Is Ajax set for a mass exodus?
17:00 Friday 31st May 2019

AFC Ajax is famed for its youth academy. In times past, the Dutch giant has natured talent such as Frank de Boer, Clarence Seedorf, Dennis Bergkamp, and Johan Cruyff. More recently, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Wesley Sneijder, and Christian…

Spain
Why FC Barcelona need more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer
09:00 Friday 31st May 2019

The recent appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the head coach of Qatari champions Al-Sadd only underscores how much things have changed since his days at FC Barcelona. The club's former captain moved to the Middle East in 2015 as a player…