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Champions League
Why Juventus are Champions League favourites
09:00 Friday 7th December 2018

It's a running joke in football. Play Juventus in the Champions League final and you're guaranteed to win. The Old Lady suffers more agony in Champions League and European Cup finals than any other club, most notably losing two…

Opinion
Social media in football: A curse and a blessing
17:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Modern footballers pale in comparison to players of old when it comes to application, discipline and mental toughness. Gone are the days when Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane couldn't stand the other's presence. Was it because they hated…

European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

Football
Will Harry Kane have to leave Tottenham to find success?
15:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When Mauricio Pochettino joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013, hopes were high among the Spurs faithful that this would finally be the turn in their fortunes. Not only was the Argentine renowned for taking so-called “smaller…

Spain
Real Madrid starting a new cycle with Santiago Solari
09:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Real Madrid are in a phase similar to 2008 when Barcelona rose up with their tiki-taka style and the Merengues needed to find a way to return to dominance. Julen Lopetegui 's departure proves the squad cannot continue as it did under Zinedine…

Spain
Will Real Madrid save season after Julen Lopetegui sacking?
09:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

Winning the Champions League in May obscured what was largely a poor season for Real Madrid. Some very bad days were witnessed at the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos embarrassingly lost to both Real Betis and Villarreal. That was preceded…

Spain
Has the absence of Messi and Ronaldo watered down El Clasico?
12:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

The first El Clasico of the season is upon us. There is, however, something unique about Spain's most anticipated game this time around. This will be the first El Clasico in over a decade that will see both Lionel Messi and Cristiano…

Italy
Is Krzysztof Piatek threatening Robert Lewandowski's place with Poland?
09:00 Wednesday 24th October 2018

A surprise striker sits atop the Serie A goal-scoring chart. It was widely predicted Cristiano Ronaldo would storm his way to pole position once arriving at Juventus. However, it’s little-known Polish frontman Krzysztof Piatek…

Spain
Is Sergio Ramos' obsession with scoring hurting Real Madrid and Spain?
08:00 Wednesday 24th October 2018

Sergio Ramos has been ever present in the FIFPro World XI for several years. The 32-year-old ranks among the decade's most successful players with two European Championship medals, a World Cup title and several Champions League trophies…

Spain
Barcelona can cope without Lionel Messi for El Clasico
08:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Saturday wasn’t a great day for El Clasico. In the afternoon, Real Madrid continued their impotent run until the 73rd minute against Levante, the squad losing the match 2-1, the RM board losing further faith in manager Julen Lopetegui.…

Spain
Is Julen Lopetegui the Spanish David Moyes?
08:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Jose Mourinho supporters may view Manchester United’s fight-back results on either side of the international break as proof positive the Red Devils are turning the corner under the Portuguese manager. NBCSN studio analyst Kyle Martino…

Tactical Analysis
How Mario Mandzukic Is thriving as Gonzalo Higuain's natural successor at Juventus
12:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's signing represents a historic coup for Juventus. Acquiring the icon designated the Bianconeri as European heavyweights courtesy his Champions League bona fides. Such status previously eluded the Old Lady despite…

Spain
Why the Real Madrid clock is already ticking on Julen Lopetegui
15:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

Many high-ranking members in the RFEF still fault Julen Lopetegui for La Roja’s poor run at Russia 2018. After all, it can't be their fault. They fired him on the tournament's eve, but he agreed to join Real Madrid following the…

Opinion
Why Puskas Award voting proves fans should have no say in awards
17:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Humility can make one popular. In turn, popularity can deliver unexpected benefits. Going into the FIFA “Best Awards” ceremony, not many, as in pretty much no one, expected Mohamed Salah to be a prime contender for the reputed Puskas…

Italy
Can Napoli challenge Juventus under Carlo Ancelotti?
14:00 Saturday 29th September 2018

Juventus has had its way in Serie A for seven straight seasons. On each occasion, the Old Lady secured the Scudetto with relative ease. Napoli and Roma have been the closest challengers. Inter and AC Milan, two giants of Italian football, have…

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