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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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Features
Can Salomon Rondon, Josef Martinez's thunder and lightning rain on Copa America heavyweights?
15:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

If there's a time for Venezuela to challenge for the Copa America, it is now. Rafael Dudamel flaunts the most luscious Red Wine in ages, especially in attack. The frightful pair of Salomon Rondon and Josef Martinez, combining…

World Cup
FIFA U20 World Cup: Who wins Ukraine, South Korean maiden final contest?
12:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

Two teams on a spectacular, fairy-tale journey in Poland. Ukraine battles South Korea for the FIFA U20 World Cup title in Lodz later today. Expect fireworks, suspense, thrills. History will be made.  Not even the most optimistic football…

Transfers
Is Gabriel Barbosa ready for European football?
12:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

Gabriel Barbosa's first crack at European football ended in disaster. Much was expected from the promising forward when Inter splashed around £25 million on him in 2016. He drowned in expectations and was offloaded after…

Bundesliga
What to expect from Union Berlin in Bundesliga
17:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

It's been 53 laborious years. Union Berlin fans would agree it was worth the wait. Die Eisernen reached Bundesliga paradise for the first time. The Iron Ones become the eighth club from Germany's capital city to achieve this feat. …

Italy
How will Antonio Conte improve Inter Milan? 
08:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

Despite another Champions League qualification, Luciano Spalletti is out of a job. It's familiar terrain for the 60-year-old who has changed jobs four times in the last decade. On Friday, Inter Milan concluded plans to push him back…

World Cup
10 youngsters to watch at FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland
08:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

The FIFA U20 World Cup is upon us. Proponents of young footballing talent will have their eyes peeled for the next big thing during the next three weeks in Poland.  The U20 tournament is a gateway to stardom. Every two years,…

Championship
Why Boro should appoint Michael Reiziger as Tony Pulis' replacement
12:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

The handwriting was visible. Tony Pulis was destined to bust at Middlesbrough. Chairman Steve Gibson set him up to fail. His inability to reach the Championship playoff only fast-tracked the inevitable.  Pulis’ brief was to guide…

Italy
Why Jose Mourinho should be next Juventus manager
09:00 Tuesday 21st May 2019

From the moment Ajax stunned Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinal last month, Massimiliano Allegri knew he was only surviving on borrowed time in Turin. That privilege elapses at the end of the season.  Despite clinching…

Spain
Valencia, Getafe, Sevilla: which will play in next season's Champions League?
12:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Barcelona strolled to another La Liga title this season. Before the careless walk, the Catalans established a long leap away from Madrid rivals, Atletico and Real. It is a photo finish for the final Champions League spot, however. Valencia,…

Italy
Atalanta: Lombardy's 'other team' on course for historic season
17:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

Atalanta is on course for its best season yet. The poor man's Nerazzurri is eyeing maiden Champions League qualification. With two matches to go, the dream becomes more realistic. But before that happens, they have a shot…

Spain
What has gone wrong for Girona in La Liga?
12:00 Monday 13th May 2019

Last season, Girona stormed the Primera Division at full throttle. Cristhian Stuani boots bit into the pitch like spinning tires on a Ferrari running through the gears. Juanpe was a bulldozer blocking the road for opponents. This season, however,…

Italy
Who wins Serie A's six-team battle royal for Champions League?
08:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

Yet again, Juventus had it too soft in Serie A. The Old Lady didn't show any sign of letting up, clinching a record eight consecutive Scudetto's, finishing ahead of Napoli. There's still plenty at stake for teams beneath, though,…

Championship
Peter Etebo should be proud of Stoke City debut season
17:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

When Stoke City signed Peter Etebo from Feirense, little did they know he would be Nigeria's star at the World Cup in Russia. Not many expected the 23-year-old to emerge Potters’ Player of the Season. His unpredictable nature will…

Premier League
Ola Aina deserves a chance at Chelsea
09:00 Sunday 5th May 2019

Ola Aina's resurgence in Italy put Chelsea under the spotlight. Although underwhelming in recent weeks, prior upturn already alerted the Blues. With a transfer embargo and other clubs on red-alert, Chelsea shouldn't hesitate to bring the…

European Football
Joao Felix: The birth of Portugal's next star
15:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Portugal's post-Cristiano Ronaldo era glitters. While dusk falls on the talisman's career, a glut of youngsters jostle to carry the torch. Throughout this season, Benfica's teen sensation, Joao Felix took the lead.  Last season,…