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Spain
5 reasons Atletico Madrid is in a state
16:45 Thursday 6th February 2020

Reverence is earned, but then, it can just as easily be lost. Talk about Atletico Madrid. In July last year, they left tongues wagging when they sounded the gong for the new campaign with a thorough drubbing of cross-city rivals Real in New…

Spain
Would Dries Mertens or Edinson Cavani transform Atletico's fortunes?
08:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Nine trophies in as many years, along with two Champions League finals, cemented Atletico Madrid as a European powerhouse. This year, however, there are cracks in the foundation.  Atletico's struggles don't stem from a lack of…

Spain
Can Atletico Madrid still win La Liga?
09:01 Sunday 26th January 2020

In recent years, Atletico never fails to be ranked among La Liga favourites. They came good once in 2013/14 but usually settle for second or third. Barcelona and Real Madrid remain far bigger clubs. Atleti stand outside the gates again…

Premier League
Why Chelsea should ignore Edinson Cavani transfer
08:00 Sunday 26th January 2020

Maurizio Sarri's one-year rollercoaster ride at Chelsea ended on a bright note. The Italian finished third in the Premier League, won the Europa League and secured a Champions League berth for the Blue twice over. Since the Premier…

Transfers
Why Chelsea should go all out for Edinson Cavani
08:00 Thursday 23rd January 2020

Frank Lampard has stopped short of conceding Chelsea's interest in Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan made known his desire to leave Paris Saint-German recently and has become the subject of transfer speculation. Atletico Madrid has been credited…

Premier League
How will Manchester United cope without Marcus Rashford?
17:01 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

When Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez left Manchester United last summer, fans questioned whether the club would have enough firepower going forward. Couple that with one paltry attacking signing in the shape of Daniel James, who was largely…

Spain
Yes or No: Should Atletico Madrid buy Edinson Cavani?
09:00 Monday 30th December 2019

After 18 games, Atletico Madrid sit fourth in La Liga on 32 points, locked in a battle for Champions League places with Sevilla, just above them on 34, Real Sociedad and Getafe, on 31 and 30 respectively. Athletic Bilbao and Valencia also linger…

France
Can PSG succeed without Neymar and Mbappe?
11:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

When Paris Saint-Germain swooped for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in 2017, the target was to accelerate their road to European dominance. Two years later, PSG still can't get out of second gear. The world-class duo has done little to achieve the…

France
Must Mbappe leave Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ballon d'Or?
12:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When Kylian Mbappe broke the record for the youngest player to score 15 Champions League goals, it only served as a reminder of how good a player he is. It’s not every day someone breaks a record set by Messrs Lionel Messi. It takes a…

France
Mauro Icardi must keep cool head to excel at Paris Saint-Germain
12:01 Friday 25th October 2019

Mauro Icardi has been through a lot in his relatively young life. But he can be thankful for the opportunity to live his dreams playing for some of the best clubs in Europe. Unlike some of his contemporaries, who started the journey to the…

European Football
Is Idrissa Gueye PSG's missing Champions League piece?
19:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Paris Saint-Germain bolstered an already strong squad during the January transfer window. The French giants have dominated Ligue 1 for the better part of a decade. However, that hasn't translated into success in the Champions…

France
Should PSG faithful forgive Neymar?
12:00 Monday 16th September 2019

The biggest saga of the summer transfer window only fell short of the original transaction's sensationalism when a deal failed to materialise. Having left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, Neymar finally returned…

France
How will Kylian Mbappe's injury affect Paris Saint-Germain?
17:00 Friday 30th August 2019

A glance at the numbers will reveal just why Kylian Mbappe has become such hot property for Paris Saint-German. The 20-year-old scored an astonishing 33 goals in 29 league appearances last season - to fire the club to yet another league title.…

Premier League
The Ballad of Paul and Marcus
08:00 Friday 23rd August 2019

If the Beatles were a football club who would take the penalties? Would it be just one band member? Each of the Fab Four wrote hit singles for the group, including Ringo Starr. In my mind’s eye, I see Ringo more as a goalkeeper, backstopping…

International
Should you be watching Uruguay at the Copa America?
17:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

The Copa America kicked off on Friday. Hosts Brazil knocked off Bolivia handily, 3-0. The Selecao, along with Argentina, began as many people’s tournament picks. That's usually the case although la Albiceleste now have it all…