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European Football
Why a competitive Premier League drives England's Champions League ascendance
09:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

A quick glance at the Champions and Europa League quarterfinals draws makes great reading for English football fans. Six Premier League teams rank in the final 16. Spain can claim only half as many, Portugal and Italy two apiece while Germany…

Premier League
In which basket do the Premier League Top-6 put their eggs after the quarter-final draws?
12:00 Monday 18th March 2019

So the draw for the Champions League and Europa League has been made, and England’s top six know their fate. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have all made it into the quarter-finals of their…

Opinion
Olivier Giroud gives perfect answer to critics
13:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

Lack of goals threatened Maurizio Sarri’s future in the Chelsea dugout early into his reign. The Italian manager resorted to desperate measures to solve the problem. First choice striker Alvaro Morata had to go, even if it was just on…

Features
Europa League critical to Chelsea, Sarri
17:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Once Roman Abramovich purchased the club, Chelsea grew into a European force. Jose Mourinho and other great managers lived under the pressure to deliver every season. The Russian's vast resources and insatiable interest dominated the…

Spain
Can Getafe pull off a Champions League qualification surprise?
15:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

After a slow start, Barcelona has maintained top spot in La Liga as the rest of the teams following from behind. Beating arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday solidified that position as the Blaugrana all but secured…

Premier League
Did Brendan Rodgers need to rush into Leicester City?
08:00 Sunday 3rd March 2019

Brendan Rodgers made a name for himself as a top manager in the modern game. His success at Swansea City earned a deserved move to Liverpool in 2012.  After three seasons in which the club made significant progress but narrowly missed…

Italy
Nerazzurri go to the front line in war on player power
14:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

When Neymar forced a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017, player power came to the fore in football. Despite claiming €222 million through the sale, the Blaugrana remain bitter about losing the supposed…

Europa League
How Europa League results can influence Old Firm revival
09:00 Thursday 13th December 2018

Celtic head into their final Europa League group match against an in-form Red Bull Salzburg side. A win catapults the Scottish side into the round of 32 but no one in any competition has won against the Austrian champions this term. Brendan…

Premier League
What’s gone wrong with Burnley?
09:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

Premier League faithful must ask the question. What’s happened to Burnley? By the end of last season, the Clarets had created an impression. They were a close-knit tactical side, resilient and ever-ready to cover twice as much distance…

Europa League
Red Bull Salzburg conducting big business from corporate headquarters
17:00 Friday 30th November 2018

People often describe corporations as faceless. It comes of frustration at being run into the ground with no one individual who can be blamed for your suffering. Red Bull GmbH are a corporation. Headquartered just outside Salzburg, they make…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 5
15:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

The November international break is past. This means one thing only: we are nearing the Champions League and Europa League group stage conclusions. With a few teams already securing their place in the knockout stages, it’s make-or-break…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 4
12:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

The November international break is round around the corner, but first, we will witness Matchday four in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Some teams are inching closer to the knockout stages, while others need to improve…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 3
16:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Following on from the return of domestic action after the international break, the UEFA Champions and Europa League both reconvene with Matchweek three. Typically, this is the time to separate Europe's contenders from pretenders. As usual,…

Premier League
Unai Emery’s Resurgent Arsenal Shaping Up As Future Title Contenders
08:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Déjà vu struck Arsenal fans while watching their side lose their first two matches under Unai Emery. Questions arose regarding Emery’s unique style. Fans' willingness to support their manager despite their doubts…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 2
12:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Prior to the final weekend before the international break kicks in, both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League goes through matchweek two. All of the big guns will be in action, including defending European champions Real Madrid, La Liga…