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Premier League
Can Patrick Vieira free Wilfried Zaha?
08:01 Sunday 18th July 2021

If you’re curious about the effect Patrick Vieira can have on a football club as manager, check the Ligue 1 table for the past four seasons.  In 2017/18, before the Arsenal legend arrived at OGC Nice from Shiekh Mansour’s Major…

International
Which gods inhabit football's Olympus?
08:01 Saturday 17th July 2021

You have to wonder about human evolution. Two or three millennia ago, virtually every civilisation saw the world as a complex place, the depth of which scientists continue to plumb today even as laymen strive to keep things in the simplest…

Premier League
Why Billy Gilmour has probably heard Gerry Rafferty
08:01 Sunday 4th July 2021

There’s a saying: Big money equals big problems. Anyone with a capitalist bent will laugh at that but it’s true. Think about all the grief UEFA’s top clubs faced when they attempted to do as they wished with their assets.…

Germany
Did Borussia Dortmund do their Jadon Sancho business with selling Erling Haaland in mind?
08:01 Friday 2nd July 2021

There are all sorts of big clubs. At the moment, Bayern, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Ajax are the perennial champions. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Juventus, Milan and, surprisingly, both Real Madrid and Barcelona…

Bundesliga
How did I wake up in Erling Braut-Haaland's world?
08:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Clearly we were mistaken. We don’t live in the real world. Rather, we are all part of an elaborate backdrop in a young boy’s daydream. There is no other way to explain Erling Braut-Haaland. As children, we would play all day then,…

Bundesliga
Alcacer out; Dortmund lack Plan B
09:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

Ever since Lucien Favre took over, Borussia Dortmund have earned the reputation for playing enthralling attacking football and more importantly, scoring goals. Sure, their defensive work might be sub-par, but finishing off beautifully scripted…

Features
2017/18 Bundesliga Preview, Part 1: Contenders and Pretenders
09:00 Friday 11th August 2017

It's August. Another German season awaits. The 55th, actually.  To open IRAIW's 3-part Bundesliga preview, we'll look at the title contenders and pretenders. Two teams are clear favourites to take home the title. But there are a few others…