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Premier League
Should Arsenal bolster backline in the market?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

By the end of Arsene Wenger's long tenure, Arsenal's defence was a debris field. The attack remained potent but the Gunners were perpetually exposed at the back. Unai Emery failed to solve the problem. Now, it's left to Mikel…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Six games amazing
08:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

On the sixth day of football, UEFA gave to me Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Two title races
08:01 Sunday 22nd December 2019

On the second day of football, UEFA gave to me Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will…

Bundesliga
Could Bayern miss out on Champions League football?
09:01 Thursday 19th December 2019

Bayern Munich are European football royalty. The dominant force in Germany are drifting through the final months of a glorious decade, with multiple Bundesliga and DFB Pokal Cup triumphs, and a Champions League trophy – one season…

Bundesliga
Bayern, Barcelona: Which FCB is best for Coutinho?
17:00 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Improve. Score more. Win trophies. Move to a better team. Fight for prestigious individual awards and rank among the best. Feel free to add more but those thoughts all run through the minds of ambitious footballers, especially young ones with…

Bundesliga
Can Patrik Schick realise his potential under Julian Nagelsmann?
09:01 Tuesday 17th December 2019

Patrik Schick once ranked among Europe’s best teenagers. When he lifted Sampdoria to new heights, the buzz surrounding his potential went off the charts. Then his move to AS Roma ended the hype. Managerial issues at the Giallorossi…

Bundesliga
Robert Lewandowski: The world’s best striker?
09:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

‘Tor! Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski!’ are the 5 most common words at the Allianz Arena this season. Bayern have suffered supposed turmoil, Niko Kovac is gone, Hansi Flick is steadying the ship. The one remarkable constant…

Premier League
What does the future hold for Dean Henderson?
08:01 Wednesday 27th November 2019

Sunday's clash between Sheffield United and Manchester United, a nail-biting 3-3 draw was the stand-out fixture on the weekend following the international break. The only disappointment from the encounter was Dean Henderson's absence.…

Bundesliga
Hans-Dieter Flick: Caretaker or permanent Bayern boss?
09:00 Monday 11th November 2019

Bayern Munich are a peculiar club. Thrashed 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt, die Roten bounce back to score four a few days later. As their true potential is unmasked, that crushing defeat appeals to the conspiracy crowd as a well-planned…

Germany
Equal Time: Jose Mourinho belongs at Bayern, not Arsenal
11:00 Saturday 9th November 2019

Jose Mourinho's marriage with Manchester United ended on an embarrassing note. The Portuguese found life difficult in his last season at Old Trafford amid a run of poor results, heavy backlash from fans and constant fallouts with key…

Football
Is Serge Gnabry proving Arsenal, doubters wrong?
09:01 Friday 4th October 2019

What difference is there between working stiffs fighting to support their families and millionaire footballers fighting to win trophies? Obviously, money's an easy answer. On the other hand, some people struggle to find commonality…

Spain
Equal Time: Gareth Bale is not done
09:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Sometimes a player develops an unfavourable reputation, deserved or unwarranted, that he just can’t shake. If this was Family Feud, you’d probably buzz in with ‘Paul Pogba’s lack of dedication’. Survey says……

Womens Football
Can Bayern Munich win two Bundesliga titles in one season?
10:00 Friday 6th April 2018

There’s a possibility Bayern Munich can celebrate two Bundesliga titles in one season. Here's how. The men’s side have been both intimidating and dominant in the league almost since they were admitted. But the Bavarians…

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…