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Premier League
Has Teemu Pukki's lack of form doomed Norwich City?
17:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

Big things were expected from Norwich City when they beat all comers to win the 2018/19 Championship and promotion to the Premier League. Fans and pundits apparently set the bar impossibly high. The Canaries just can’t fly with the big…

Football
Slow to act for Jonathan Leko, PFA mustn't be slow to learn
12:00 Friday 6th March 2020

Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was banned for eight games last Friday and fined £60,000 for being found to have racially abused West Bromwich Albion winger Jonathan Leko, during a game between Leeds United and Charlton Athletic…

Premier League
Why are West Ham United sinking without a trace?
19:01 Friday 21st February 2020

Whatever anyone tells you, West Ham United are a massive club. The Hammers are always mentioned in that second-tier of sides in terms of stature, sitting just in-behind the so-called 'top-six'. From Paolo Di Canio to Dimitri…

Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Can the Sky Blues absorb the impact?
09:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City's success is 12 years in the making. After the club was bought for £210 million by the Abu Dhabi Group in 2008, the first substantial goal was to secure a Premier League crown. Since their initial title in 2012,…

Championship
Can Fulham pull off an automatic promotion surprise?
17:01 Tuesday 11th February 2020

The race for promotion is seriously heating up in the Championship. As is usually the case, the competition has been fierce heading towards the business end of the season. But the frontrunners have been West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United.…

Championship
Semi Ajayi's reinvention powering West Brom's promotion push
15:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

It must have been heartbreaking for Semi Ajayi to watch Rotherham United suffer relegation last term - despite having arguably the best season in his career. The 26-year-old shone brightly in both midfield and defence for the Millers and…

Premier League
Norwich City's fate already sealed?
19:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

When Norwich City powered their way to Premier League promotion last term, it was fair to say I was bullish about their chances. After a hot start, including beating Manchester City at Carrow Road, yours truly felt pretty smug. Since then,…

Premier League
Every man for himself in titanic Premier League relegation battle
09:01 Saturday 25th January 2020

Liverpool will win the Premier League title. This statement is unquestionable. All that can reasonably be asked is by how many points and will they remain unbeaten. Meanwhile, questions with far more gravity are asked every matchday at the…

Premier League
Can Eddie Nketiah fill in for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
08:00 Saturday 18th January 2020

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is arguably Arsenal's most important player since arriving. His goals bailed the team out on numerous occasions but he also goes the extra mile to help the team in other aspects. He can often be seen tracking back…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Seven sides-a-sinking
08:01 Friday 27th December 2019

On the seventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12…

Non League
Can Ethan Walker live up to his reputation?
19:00 Wednesday 25th December 2019

Ethan Walker was 16 years and 156 days old when he made his league debut for Preston North End. While his peers were busy revising for their GCSEs or settling into their first year at college, Walker was running out onto the Deepdale turf to…

League One
Raging Bull: Can Oxford United gore Manchester City?
15:01 Thursday 5th December 2019

The EFL Cup is much maligned by Premier League and Championship alike. Teams rotate. Fixtures pile up. Most involved consider it a blessing in disguise to be eliminated as soon as possible. Oxford United buck that trend in 2019. A stuttering…

Championship
Can Gerhard Struber taxi Barnsley away from relegation?
09:01 Friday 22nd November 2019

Uber is pretty useful these days. Pinpoint your location then your destination. Wait a minute and a friendly chap in a clean, comfortable car will turn up to take you where you want to go. If you have an exciting adventure along the way,…

League One
Is Posh's MET the best attacking trio flying under the radar?
08:02 Friday 15th November 2019

Peterborough United always entertain. Barry Fry still pulls the strings behind the scenes. Fan favourite Darren Ferguson remains at the helm. The pair provided fans with many memorable moments in the last season and a half. Top scorers…