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Italy
Are Ivan Rakitic and Inter Milan perfect for each other?
09:00 Friday 25th October 2019

Frenkie de Jong's signing marked the beginning of troubled times for Ivan Rakitic at Barcelona. The Croatian sank under the radar when the 22-year-old completed his mega-switch from Ajax to the Nou Camp this summer. Rakitic…

Opinion
Why Max Allegri should top every managerial shortlist
15:00 Monday 20th May 2019

Massimiliano Allegri is a careful man. Everything that he does is meticulously planned, pored over and executed with a precision that precludes spontaneity. Thorough planning and attention to detail is a trait common among Italian managers.…

Champions League
Ode to Diego Simeone
12:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers blows his whistle reluctantly. He’s even more reticent about booking players. All that paperwork, I guess. Whatever his reasons, Kuiper’s forbearance makes for a fluid game. Juventus began their Champions…

Premier League
Why it's no time for Chelsea to panic
08:30 Saturday 7th April 2018

By now it has been well established that Chelsea are having a sub-par season. Hope for a late-season comeback has been replaced by indifference towards the team's failures. However, despite significant losses to Burnley and West Ham,…

Premier League
Which clubs will win the Premier League top 4 race?
09:30 Monday 12th March 2018

With eight games remaining in the Premier League season, there are twenty-four points available per club. Of the top six, Manchester City is running away with the title and a Champions League place, while Arsenal is running on empty. Between…

Premier League
Chelsea win a catalyst for Arsenal's second half?
10:30 Friday 26th January 2018

Is this a new era or another false dawn for Arsenal? After Arsenal’s third round FA cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, there was both dismay and bemusement from their passionate fan base. The early cup exit only added to…

Fa Cup
Chelsea 1-1 Norwich – Three talking points
17:00 Thursday 18th January 2018

With the exception of Arsenal vs. United in the ’99 FA Cup semifinal, this had to be the most bonkers 30 minutes of extra time I have ever witnessed. This game had everything:  21st century controversy over video review  rogue…

England National Team
Transfer window to close before the Premier League season opener: good or bad?
12:00 Tuesday 12th September 2017

Managers and players may say yes, agents certainly say no. But it's not as bad as they think. Deadline day would then turn into a precursor for the season: a curtain raiser. Of course, we're talking about the recent news that'll see the Premier…

Opinion
Transfer window report: Can Conte be contento?
09:00 Monday 4th September 2017

The simple answer to the question: no. Disappointing, distraught, dismayed. Failed attempts at signing multiple players have gone awry during this summer transfer window. If the Blues were able to get their plan A players, we would be looking…

Opinion
Chelsea 2-0 Everton: 5 talking points
19:37 Sunday 27th August 2017

With a Chelsea 2-0 Everton scoreline, victory came too easily for the champions under a glowing midday sun.  After a bright start to their season, the Toffees have much to lament as they leave Stamford Bridge empty-handed. Here are five talking…

Opinion
The summer transfer nightmare of Antonio Conte
19:30 Sunday 13th August 2017

Well, where do we start? From the Costa saga to the sale of multiple young English stars and needing homegrown talent to fulfil their quota. Antonio Conte really has had a mess of a transfer window. Unless the Italian is working underground…

Opinion
Danny Rose: The curious case of Tottenham Hotspur's left-back
19:00 Saturday 12th August 2017

Well, who saw that coming? Was it overdue? In all honesty, one of the Spurs players were bound to say something about the elephant in the room. Who really saw Danny Rose being the leak? He did apologise and his apology was accepted. But has…

England National Team
Is Conte a slave to the brand?
09:05 Monday 24th July 2017

This summer, Antonio Conte has been linked with a combination of the best performing & most hyped players from 2016-17. Yet, he needn't buy them all. Instead, he could show some faith in his underutilized squad members. The Italian's tendency…

Opinion
The Premier League transfer market and Arsene Wenger's possible departure
12:30 Saturday 21st January 2017

Arsene Wenger's investment into young players is something he is known for. Arsene has made it a pivotal point at his club to include youngsters into his setup, caring about their development and potential to help him in his past and future…

European Championships
Chelsea bound Conte's Italy bow out, but can hold their heads high following credential boosting Euro 2016.
15:38 Monday 4th July 2016

While Italy's Euro 2016 tournament may have ended in the most heart-breaking fashion imaginable in a game of football- on penalties- The Azzurri and departing coach Antonio Conte can hold their heads high, coming away with their reputations…