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CAF comes to its senses after initially ignoring coronavirus
09:01 Saturday 14th March 2020

The latest news of the suspension of all 2021 AFCON qualifiers that were billed to take place between 25 to 31 March 2020 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was already expected. But the continent's football governing body was…

Champions League
Can Manchester City use troubles as motivation against Real Madrid?
17:00 Wednesday 26th February 2020

Manchester City have responded rather well on the pitch to their troubles off it. The soon-to-be-dethroned Premier League champions have won the two games since their Champions League ban without conceding a goal. A watertight defence…

Champions League
Can the Premier League dominate Europe again?
08:01 Monday 16th December 2019

The holiday season approaches. For players in the Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and every top division except the Premier League, a break to spend time away from football, relax and think of other things, such as wives and children,…

How can Barcelona best use Antoine Griezmann?
08:00 Monday 22nd July 2019

Barcelona has made several big-name signings in the past few years. After Neymar left for Paris Saint Germain in 2017, the Blaugrana responded by signing Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho only ten months apart. In this transfer…

World Cup
Can South America's finest wrestle the World Cup from Europe?
17:00 Tuesday 12th June 2018

There is not much longer to wait now. The Fifa World Cup is almost here. In two days' time, hosts Russia will kick-off proceedings against Saudi Arabia.  Although the World Cup is a 32-nation global event, the Europeans have dominated…

Champions League draw: Tales of the London clubs
12:14 Wednesday 13th September 2017

For the first time in over 20 years, Arsenal will not be competing in the Champions League. Is it sad? As a Manchester United fan, no. As a fan of English sides doing well, no because they don't really get anywhere. It's been 7 years since…

Champions League draw: Tales of the Manchester clubs
13:30 Wednesday 6th September 2017

It's only a week before the Champions League group stages begin. This is the first time England have had five sides in the Champions League and the strongest sides look to be based in the north, particularly Manchester. The two Manchester clubs…

What we learnt from the 2017 UEFA Super Cup
10:30 Thursday 10th August 2017

In 2017's version of the UEFA Super Cup, it was the Champions League winners Real Madrid that reigned victorious. Los Blancos defeated the Europa League winners, Manchester United 2-1 with goals from Casemiro and Isco. The victory continues…

Conte: Time to give the academy players a chance
09:30 Tuesday 25th July 2017

Nathaniel Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Izzy Brown, Andreas Christesen, Kurt Zouma, Kenedy, Lewis Baker, even Michu Batshuayi. These are the players that are being stunted in pursuit of immediate success. But this is a philosophy that has been…

Defensive midfielders are finally getting the plaudits they deserve
16:10 Thursday 6th July 2017

Defensive midfielders have been slowly coming to the forefront for a little while now. But the Premier League has genuinely overseen the elevation of these players into the spotlight. The blueprint of yesteryearThe position of defensive midfield…

How Gylfi Sigurdsson has outclassed all of Europe's superstars
12:00 Wednesday 29th March 2017

He might not be playing in Europe but incredibly, Icelandic midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson, has already outperformed all of the continent's most creative players this season. Paul Clement's astonishing effects has been visible all over Swansea…

This season’s overachieving clubs in the top European Leagues
20:50 Thursday 26th January 2017

We have become accustomed to the same teams, which possess the strongest squads and greatest financial backing, winning their domestic title, year-on-year. The league success of an underdog is increasingly rare, but across Europe this season,…

Premier League
Could the weather disrupt games this weekend?
18:30 Thursday 12th January 2017

With the forecast across the UK towards the end of the week mentioning snow, will games be affected? As there will be games scheduled up and down the country, travelling fans may need to take precaution. Weather forecasters believe there to…

European Football
Europa League a Possibility for Chelsea
17:30 Friday 4th March 2016

If the Premier League was six games old, Chelsea would sit just behind Spurs in second place after a solid start to the season. Unfortunately, for Blue's fans it isn't, their nightmare start to the season happened, they gave up any hope of…

Five Things We Learnt As World Cup Qualifying Concluded
16:44 Friday 18th October 2013

Jack Kitson looks at five things we learnt from the conclusion of the European World Cup Qualifiers this week... Two years of see-saw action finally came to a close this week with the conclusion of the group stages of qualifying for the 2014…