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Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

Champions League
Will good things come in threes for Mourinho?
09:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Call me an elitist but, working on the assumption Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are Tottenham’s chief rivals in their quest for a 2020/21 Champions League berth, then Jose Mourinho has one thing going for him. Spurs already…

Premier League
Will Poch ever break his trophy curse?
11:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

The midweek defeat against fourth-tier Colchester United not only extended Spurs’ woeful away record but ousted them from the EFL Cup far too early. Mauricio Pochettino will shrug off the importance of a secondary domestic competition…

International
How Eric Dier's tackle on Sergio Ramos made us all smile
12:00 Thursday 18th October 2018

Sergio Ramos is widely regarded as football's most unscrupulous player. Whatever ethics, morality or sportsmanship he once possessed are overridden by an unwavering desire to win. He is one of the toughest opponents in the game. But on…

Premier League
How a tactical switch would help Tottenham with their central midfield woes
15:00 Monday 13th August 2018

Tottenham Hotspur, the sole side in the Premier League who didn’t manage to sign one single player in the recently concluded summer transfer window. Now, Mauricio Pochettino will have to do with last season’s squad; until…

Premier League
Tottenham's Squad Review - Who Stays and Who Goes in Midfield
15:00 Thursday 19th July 2018

Tottenham's 2017/18 was a minor setback in their progress towards a Premier League title. Midfielders' development stagnated. Mauricio Pochettino's style is built upon break-neck speed. Spurs use it to transition from defence and…

England National Team
England World Cup squad: Has Gareth Southgate made the correct calls in attack?
08:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Gareth Southgate announced his England World Cup squad 13 days ago. Taking to Russian soil, the Three Lions must navigate through a group containing North Africa’s Tunisia, unknown quantities Panama, and highly-fancied Belgium. Does Southgate…

England National Team
The top 10 English footballers
12:00 Tuesday 1st May 2018

England invariably find a way to disappoint in major competitions. The Three Lions’ players, however, shine regularly for club sides. So, who are the best English footballers?    Based on ability, form, and potential, here…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate's England better than Roy Hodgson's last World Cup side?
14:00 Friday 12th January 2018

Four years ago in Brazil England produced its worst performance at a World Cup. Finishing bottom of a group including Costa Rica, Uruguay, and Italy, the Three Lions only point was a goalless draw in the dead rubber fixture with group…

Opinion
England's deficiencies come from their inability in possession
17:00 Tuesday 5th September 2017

While the Three Lions were ultimately victorious against Slovakia on Monday night to all but confirm their place in next summer's World Cup, it was far from a convincing display. England's deficiencies all stem from their inability in possession,…

Opinion
Anthony Martial deserves to start but shouldn't
09:00 Tuesday 22nd August 2017

For the moment, tactics rather than productivity should decide who starts between Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford on Manchester United's left flank. Anthony Martial is not one to strut about like a peacock. He's quiet and reserved, allowing…

Premier League
Kieran Trippier awaits results of ankle injury scan
10:30 Tuesday 8th August 2017

Tottenham Hotspur were probably the Premier League's overachievers last season. Finishing second, behind Chelsea was more than what Mauricio Pochettino could have hoped for. But right in the lead up to the new season, Spurs could face a possible…

Opinion
A new defensive midfield recruit is crucial for Manchester United this season
12:00 Sunday 30th July 2017

So far in the summer transfer window, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United has seen two new faces in the dressing room. Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof are the only recruits to bolster the squad but their new Portuguese boss has made very clear…

Premier League
Daniel Levy, Mauricio Pochettino should offset Spurs fans' transfer panic
09:00 Friday 21st July 2017

Tottenham hasn't made a significant signing in the transfer window. No worries, Spurs fans. With Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino in charge, everything will be fine. Here are two questions with conflicting answers. First, which Premier League…

Opinion
Tottenham’s inactivity in the transfer market this summer – what’s the consequence?
17:05 Thursday 20th July 2017

While other clubs seem to be going about their business actively in the transfer market, sealing several deals fast and early – Manchester United have added Romelu Lukaku to their team, Arsenal have signed Alexandre Lacazette, while Everton…