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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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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,…

Italy
Dybala, Icardi swap deal best for all parties
16:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

They are both Argentineans stranded at an adjacent career crossroad. Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi face an uncertain future at Juventus and Inter Milan respectively. A swap deal is speculated. Although very improbable, it is potentially…

Italy
Revived Roma threaten Inter's Champions League quest
17:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

AS Roma picked up nicely after a rough start under Claudio Ranieri. I Giallorossi gutted out three wins on the trot. The Romans visit the Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday, fired up to maintain that run. Inter's Champions League dream is…

Europa League
Can Arsenal exploit Napoli's defensive woes in Europa League?
12:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Arsenal welcome Napoli in the first-leg of the Europa League quarter-final at the best possible time. The usually rugged, impenetrable Gli Azzurri wall has shown cracks. Although not at customary destructive best, the Gunners must find a way…

Bundesliga
Bundesliga not over for Borussia Dortmund despite Die Klassiker humiliation
08:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

It was utter humiliation. Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus had no answers, coach Lucien Favre didn't discern. Lost for words, Chief executive Hans-Joachim "Aki" Watzke subconsciously conceded the Bundesliga to Bayern Munich.…

Italy
Mauro Icardi's return vital for Inter against Atalanta
09:00 Sunday 7th April 2019

Mauro Icardi marked his first Internazionale appearance in almost two months with a goal against Genoa on Wednesday. The pragmatic Argentine was frozen out since being stripped of the captaincy amid protracted contract renewal talks. Whether…

Italy
Juventus set for Scudetto coronation against AC Milan amid Moise Kean saga
09:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Amid the whole Moise Kean saga, Juventus can seal an eighth straight Scudetto with a victory over AC Milan today and a Napoli defeat to Genoa tomorrow. On 81 points, the Old Lady is 18 above Gli Azzurri. Eight games remain.  Juve's…

Premier League
Brendan Rodgers bringing the best out of Wilfred Ndidi
12:00 Thursday 4th April 2019

It's not often a player gets all the plaudits without registering a goal or assist in a game. Wilfred Ndidi unconsciously dragged the spotlight with another solid performance for Leicester City in Saturday's well-deserved 2-0 victory…

Italy
Moise Kean: Cristiano Ronaldo’s heir or just another Mario Balotelli? 
08:00 Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Balotelli are exceptionally gifted footballers. Only one has an exceptional attitude. While Ronaldo defies adversity, working tirelessly to master his craft, Balo sulks. Ronaldo would never dream of wearing…

Italy
Inter Milan must be wary of unpredictable Lazio
15:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

With the international holiday over, Inter Milan resume their Champions League hunt on Sunday against Lazio. Eight points separate both sides in third and sixth, however, a defeat for either could potentially ruin their chances. There's…

Bundesliga
Did Bayern Munich overpay for Lucas Hernandez?
08:00 Saturday 30th March 2019

These days only inflated commodities show in the transfer market. Each window outdoes the last. Bayern Munich’s record-breaking £65m purchase of Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid ushers another extreme phase.  The Bavarians'…

Bundesliga
James Rodriguez hits form at perfect time for Bayern Munich
08:00 Friday 29th March 2019

In January, James Rodriguez was only a few inches away from Bayern Munich's exit door. With every snub from Niko Kovac, the Colombian edged further. In a dramatic turn of events, however, the 27-year-old drifted back inwards. Thoughts of…

Afcon
AFCON 2019: Meet the 24 teams heading to Egypt
16:00 Thursday 28th March 2019

Tickets to Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations were filled after two grinding years. Fifty-four nations began the race. Thirty fell along the way. Only 24 survived to earn a place in the land of the Pharaohs. Cameroon also fell…

Italy
What next for Balotelli after latest Italy snub?
08:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

Mario Balotelli wasn't named in the Italy squad. Roberto Mancini claims he wasn't "100%". He suffered through Balo's antics at Inter Milan and Manchester City. Is the Azzurri boss making a convenient excuse? Is there…

Germany
Is the doomsday clock ticking for Schalke 04?
12:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

The international break draws mixed feelings for European clubs. While those enjoying a fine patch hopes to continue, others could do with a switch in fortunes. There's an immense window for that thanks to FIFA. Schalke 04 understands. …