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Toby Prince

If the sport has 11-men on each side, a ball and lasts for 90 minutes then I'll write about it. Simply put, I'm an unrepentant soccer freak that other freaks will, however, call a geek. I do find time for music when not watching the beautiful game, though and have been known to produce the odd track. 


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Premier League
Does Yangel Herrera deserve a shot at Manchester City?
15:00 Saturday 19th October 2019

Manchester City signed Yangel Herrera from Atletico Venezuela in 2017. Over two years after, the 21-year-old is yet to touch feet on Mancunian soil. He may only be some metres away though, following another powerful loan spell.  City…

Spain
Opportunity knocks twice for Alphonse Areola
08:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

Football is about taking advantage of opportunities. Alphonse Areola has two knocking. At Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois’ position is there for the taking. Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris' injury could spell a turnaround with France. Even though…

Italy
Will Giampolo exit revive Piatek form?
17:00 Thursday 10th October 2019

Krzysztof Piatek stormed Serie A at full speed last season. From Genoa to AC Milan, the Pole struck like a rocket out of control. There was a comparison with compatriot Robert Lewandowski. These days, though the idea seems absurd. Piatek is…

Italy
How Maurizio Sarri can solve attacking puzzle in Derby D'Italia
08:01 Sunday 6th October 2019

Ahead of the Derby D'Italia, Maurizio Sarri admitted that he is undecided on who partners Cristiano Ronaldo in the attack. The ex-Chelsea boss is torn between Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain - especially after the former's recent…

Spain
Is it time for La Liga to take Granada seriously?
08:31 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Three plots are almost certain in La Liga. Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid jostling for the title. Lionel Messi topping the scorers' chart and Granada being relegated or somehow surviving at the death. This season, though,…

France
What's behind Islam Slimani's revival at AS Monaco?
14:01 Sunday 29th September 2019

After two years roaming Europe, Islam Slimani finally found an abode in France. The Algerian owns a castle in the heart of Monaco. With four strikes and four assists in five matches, he is leading the new era at the Principality. What could…

Premier League
Is Caglar Soyuncu proving more than Harry Maguire's replacement?
09:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Leicester City bringing in Caglar Soyuncu was a clear contingency project in anticipation of Harry Maguire's exit. The Englishman's eventual departure last summer created a huge vacuum. After six matches, Soyuncu is showing…

Italy
Can AC Milan find their rhythm against Internazionale?
08:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

AC Milan 'host' this season's first Derby Della Madonnina at a time when Marco Giampaolo's men struggle for goals. Against a razor-sharp Internazionale, top of Serie A, the Rossoneri could get hurt. Milan managed just two strikes…

Spain
Why Valencia may rue Marcelino sack
08:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Forget Tuesday's Champions League victory at Chelsea. Ignore those flashy moments of individual brilliance in Camp Nou. Valencia is in a crisis born out of Marcelino's shocking dismissal. Los Che could rue parting ways with…

Spain
Should Kepa start over De Gea?
17:00 Sunday 8th September 2019

Robert Moreno repeatedly insists he has no first-choice goalkeeper in the Spanish national team. His preference for Kepa Arrizabalaga in four successive matches contradicts that claim. The question is whether we should second-guess…

Spain
Is Kelechi Nwakali another failed Nigerian project in Europe?
08:00 Friday 6th September 2019

At each FIFA U17 World Cup, a star is added into Nigeria's constellation. With almost every edition, though, another gives way, drifting into extinction. Kelechi Nwakali, the most valuable player at the 2015 edition, is on the brink…

Italy
Stefano Sensi rising above doubt at Internazionale
17:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

In a busy summer, Internazionale's best signing was Stefano Sensi. While Diego Godin, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku's arrivals caused a stir, a little scepticism accompanied the Italian. Unheralded, the on-loan midfielder from Sassuolo…

Championship
How Nathan Jones can kickstart Stoke City season
12:00 Friday 30th August 2019

Nathan Jones is a man under immense pressure. The Stoke City boss' payback victory over Leeds United on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup only temporarily soaked the tension. Bottom of the Championship, the Potters are winless after five…

International
Is Rangers' Joe Aribo Super Eagles' next puppet master?
12:01 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Joe Aribo is twisting heads at Glasgow Rangers - barely three months after joining from Charlton Athletic. His superb performances and willingness to improve earned him a maiden call-up to the Nigeria national team. Despite his fast-rising…

Italy
2019/20 Inter Milan Serie A preview
19:01 Thursday 22nd August 2019

Internazionale defied turbulence to sneak into Champions League last season. The Nerazzurri finished fourth in Serie A with 69 points, one more than city rivals AC Milan. After all the turmoil at the club, it wasn't enough for Luciano Spalletti…