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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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Spain
Will Athletic Bilbao suffer first relegation from Primera Division?
09:00 Monday 10th December 2018

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao belong to an exclusive group of Spanish football elites. Since the Primera Division’s inception in 1929, the trio's enjoy an uninterrupted stay. For the Basque club, that streak has rarely…

Premier League
How Ralph Hasenhuttl can get Southampton marching again
15:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

It's bizarre. Southampton’s Premier League dreams are tied to a foreigner with a nightmarish-like name. Ralph Hasenhuttl. According to Jurgen Klopp, Hase means rabbit. Huttl translates to a small hut or cabin. A small hut for rabbits,…

Italy
Are the Nerazzurri poised to upset the Old Lady?
12:03 Friday 7th December 2018

On paper, Inter don't stand a chance. The Allianz Stadium is dread for any team. The Nerazzurri came away broken and battered after their last seven visits. It was difficult to score, let alone win. At the moment, Juventus’ confidence…

League One
Portsmouth on right path to the Championship
09:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

It’s been eight hellish years for Portsmouth since slipping into the English football dungeon. Toiling in obscurity, drifting back and forth between the lower ranks became Pompey's norm. The elites treated them with scorn. Under…

Italy
Allan: Napoli's long-unheralded midfield dynamo 
09:00 Friday 30th November 2018

There are certain players who rarely get the praise they merit. Either by virtue of position or style, such talents are often overlooked while top stars are celebrated. Allan Marques Loureiro leads this category in Italy's Serie A. When…

Italy
Tiemoue Bakayoko showing positive signs at AC Milan
12:00 Sunday 25th November 2018

Disaster, flop, boondoggle. That pretty sums Tiemoue Bakayoko’s pathetic slump from grace in the last year. Heralded as Europe's most-rounded midfielder, the colossal Frenchman has despaired. At Chelsea, then AC Milan. Faithful…

Transfers
Why time is right for Christian Pulisic to leave Borussia Dortmund
12:00 Friday 23rd November 2018

They say there’s no smoke without fire. Borussia Dortmund’s recent comments about Christian Pulisic's future has only ignited his exit flame. The American would do his career good to depart in January or risk languishing in…

Transfers
What should West Ham expect from Samir Nasri? 
08:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

Sorry Gooners, Le Petit Prince is back in town. Samir Nasri is in the news, this time for the right reason. After a few turbulent years blighted by injuries and a drug ban, the Frenchman is back in the Premier League, albeit as a…

Spain
Samuel Chukwueze: Africa's next La Liga star
09:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

There was a time England's Premier League didn't appeal to Africans. Except for a few wild tourists, the Spanish Primera Division was a fortress. Samuel Eto'o, Fredrick Kanoute and Seydou Keita, were the end of an era. Now…

Bundesliga
Why it's time for Bayern Munich to end Niko Kovac experiment
09:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

Niko Kovac’s Bayern Munch appointment was a clear experiment. The Bavarians buried their ancient managerial ritual for the Croat. Prior, intermediate knowledge of the game and a playboy physique with kinky hair was grossly insufficient.…

France
Is Thierry Henry ready for Paris Saint-Germain?
16:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

A quick rewind to the 2016/17 season. There wasn't much to separate Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco. PSG had the bucks. Monaco had Kylian Mbappe. The teenager's energy, pace and finishing quality were enough to deliver a stunning…

Premier League
Fulham must adjust style to remain in Premier League
19:37 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Fulham reached the Premier League with elegance and ambition, becoming favourites among many neutrals for their possession-based game. Technical and physical expertise overrides charm in the top flight, however. The Cottagers have struggled.…

Championship
Should Leeds United sign Emmanuel Emenike
15:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Leeds United is on a mission. The Premier League's the ultimate goal. England's second-tier was entirely White after eight rounds. Birmingham splashed a bit of blue on the canvas with a shocking 2-1 defeat at Elland Road Saturday.…

International
Equal Time: Portugal is prepared for life after Cristiano Ronaldo
08:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's place as Portugal's greatest player is sealed. When dusk falls on a talisman's career, the national team is often reluctant to move forward. Fernando Santos' young squad represents the perfect time to do…

Spain
Is Valencia retreating into familiar territory in La Liga? 
15:10 Thursday 20th September 2018

Things are gradually taking shape in Spain's Primera Division. After four rounds, only three teams are winless; Leganes, Real Valladolid and Valencia. While the first two don't necessarily sound alarm bells, Los Che's presence does.…

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