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Italy
Can Romelu Lukaku become Inter's Mr. Reliable?
08:01 Thursday 6th February 2020

Romelu Lukaku announced himself as a born finisher in Everton colours. His 25 Premier League goals in 2016/17 weren't a joke. On the radar at several top clubs, the Belgian forward chose to accept Jose Mourinho's apologies for doubting…

Germany
Are BVB giving Bayern reason to panic?
17:00 Monday 3rd February 2020

Bayern Munich top the Bundesliga again. Die Roten won the German top-flight the last seven years running. While the championships don't always come easily, backing the Bavarians is more often than not a profitable wager. Plan B [pun intended]…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Twelve dreamers dreaming
08:01 Wednesday 1st January 2020

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Twelve dreamers dreaming, Eleven keepers keeping, Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown,…

Bundesliga
Are RB Leipzig genuine title contenders?
09:01 Monday 16th December 2019

Julian Nagelsmann's appointment, announced well ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, drew anticipation and optimism. At 32, one of the youngest managers in Europe, Nagelsmann was performing wonders with Hoffenheim. What would he do when he arrived…

Italy
Can Ciro Immobile become Europe's Mr Reliable?
09:00 Wednesday 13th November 2019

Ciro Immobile's career trajectory has been somewhat bizarre. His time in Torino was littered with goals and that's where the Italian would make his breakthrough. Spells at Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, weren't as fruitful, though…

France
Journeyman striker Andy Delort finally on track?
12:00 Thursday 22nd August 2019

Not many footballers turn down a move to one of Europe’s top clubs when they are 17, but that’s what Andy Delort did. As an ambitious and impressionable teenager, the French-Algerian was linked with the likes of Bordeaux and Borussia…

Managerial News
Bundesliga title won't spare Nico Kovac from the sack
12:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

After a 5-1 victory over Europa League semifinalists Eintracht Frankfurt on the 2018/19 season's final day, Bayern Munich are Bundesliga champions for the seventh year running. The score reflected the Rekordmeister's traditional dominance.…

Championship
Is Norwich the second coming of Huddersfield?
15:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Norwich City sealed a return back to the Premier League after a three-year absence, and if you say that you expected it at the start of the season then you’re a liar. If the pre-season predictions were to be believed, the Canaries were…

Bundesliga
Three unheralded heroes in Borussia Dortmund's title push
10:00 Friday 9th November 2018

Borussia Dortmund is flying high at the top of the Bundesliga ranking; something that hasn't happened since May 2012 when Jurgen Klopp was still in the dugout. Die Schwarzgelben have dropped just six points in their opening ten matches.…

Bundesliga
Back from the ashes: Borussia Dortmund are right where they belong
15:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

It took them a few years and a disappointing 2017-18 season, but it seems Borussia Dortmund are back not only in the Bundesliga’s upper echelon but Europe's top tier as well. Quite frankly, it's a place they should have never…

Bundesliga
Paco Alcacer moves to Dortmund: Smart move or complete disaster?
12:00 Thursday 30th August 2018

The 2018-19 Bundesliga season already started this past weekend, but the transfer window has not closed yet. And there have been lots of rumours regarding the activity of the league’s biggest teams. Basically, every single team - even…

Bundesliga
Why Dortmund should pay whatever it takes to keep Michy Batshuayi
12:00 Friday 20th April 2018

Michy Batshuayi has been quite a pleasant surprise for Borussia Dortmund since his arrival. The German side acquired the Belgium international from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal. At the time, the move seemed like the perfect scenario for…

Premier League
Will Chelsea regret loaning out Michy Batshuayi?
12:00 Thursday 15th March 2018

An interesting statistic came up on social media over the weekend. After Michy Batshuayi’s two-goal haul in the Bundesliga game against Eintracht Frankfurt, it was discovered that he has now scored the more goals combined than the…

Bundesliga
Marco Reus giving Dortmund the exact boost they needed
09:30 Sunday 11th March 2018

Borussia Dortmund are on a good run over the past few months. Ever since Peter Stoger's appointment, the Bundesliga giants have bounced back to respectability. They are in position to claim another UEFA Champions League berth in 2018/19.…

European Football
Five UEFA clubs who sell young, compete high
09:00 Tuesday 7th November 2017

Fans are passionate, owners pragmatic. To survive, most clubs develop and sell young talent. Here are five that thrive by selling young and competing high. Fans know how important an academy is for a club. Evertonians derived more pleasure…