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European Football
Why Bayern Munich, Poland must look beyond Robert Lewandowski
09:00 Thursday 18th October 2018

Robert Lewandowski has had an impressive career. From his humble beginnings in the third tier of Polish football, he has risen all the way to the very top, dominating the Bundesliga and making a mark in Europe. However, despite boasting a formidable…

European Football
How long can perfection last?
08:00 Sunday 14th October 2018

Domestic championships take a break for a fortnight to allow the international calendar a moment in the sun. In the Premier League, three clubs made it through eight games with matching records at the top of the table, all unbeaten. Manchester…

European Football
Olympiacos and PAOK both set to put 100% records on the line
15:00 Sunday 30th September 2018

The Superleague Greece has always been a fascinating competition. Even though four clubs have dominated it since 1947. Those powerhouses are AEK Athens, Panathinaikos, Olympiacos Piraeus and PAOK Thessaloniki. The latter two will compete…

European Football
Badou Ndiaye attempts to make piece with his former club
09:00 Friday 31st August 2018

Senegalese international Badou Ndiaye has completed a season-long loan to his former club Galatasaray. Just seven months after leaving the Turkish giants for the Premier League football - his intentions to stay did not include playing…

European Football
Loris Karius' two-year temporary move to Turkey
17:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

Who can forget the Champions League final last season? Lorus Karius drew the brunt of criticism for Liverpool's defeat, spared the full treatment by those with an eye for Sergio Ramos's villainy. Ever since, the German keeper's…

European Football
Football starting to realise goalkeeper's worth
17:00 Thursday 16th August 2018

Football is a team sport but positions aren't treated equally. Defenders, midfielders and strikers receive the most credit. Clubs pamper them, especially the frontmen. Goalkeepers are excluded.  Proving how important outfield players…

Champions League
What must Manchester City do to end European woes?
12:00 Tuesday 10th July 2018

Manchester City had what is widely considered their best season ever last term. With the magical Pep Guardiola in charge, that was to be expected. His reputation preceded him. Still, nothing the Catalan did changed the club's fortunes on…

European Football
Why UEFA leagues should steer clear of wage caps
12:00 Saturday 2nd June 2018

If sport is a microcosm of life why do American competitions embrace socialism while football in Europe is ruthlessly capitalist? There’s no promotion or relegation in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. On the business side, owners act in concert…

European Football
Top 7 African stars in Europe this season
17:00 Sunday 20th May 2018

African stars continue to thrill us with stellar performances. Few have simply outshone their peers this season, though. Those players will strive to repeat the feat next campaign.  Here are Africa's best seven players across Europe's…

European Football
AEK Athens win Greek Super League at gunpoint
08:00 Wednesday 16th May 2018

The Greek Super League has been known to be a passionate and charismatic league within Europe. This season has seen a change in the tide though. For the first time since 1994 AEK Athens have won the Super League title. Greece has been known…

European Football
Porto crowned Portuguese champions after Lisbon derby stalemate
16:30 Sunday 6th May 2018

Benfica's hopes of winning a fifth successive Portuguese championship were ended at Sporting Clube de Portugal. The two fierce rivals took to the Estadio Jose Alvalade pitch knowing victory was vital. In a cruel twist of fate,…

European Football
Robbery in Salzburg highlights the need for VAR
11:00 Saturday 5th May 2018

One of the big topics of conversation throughout this season has been the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). The new technology has been used on a trial basis in certain competitions and it allows referees to go and watch…

European Football
Why Mohamed Salah is not yet a worthy Ballon d'Or winner
14:00 Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Anytime the Ballon d’Or is mentioned, two names immediately spring to mind. For a  whole decade now, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have made the award their personal titles. If it doesn't go home with the Argentine,…

European Football
Grandstand finish approaching in Northern Ireland Football League
09:30 Friday 27th April 2018

The Danske Bank Premiership, which is Northern Ireland's top flight in club football, doesn't get much publicity outside the country. Yes, Sky Sports will show the very odd game during an international break but it's generally just…

European Football
Who are the goal machines outside Europe's big five leagues
09:30 Thursday 26th April 2018

UEFA country coefficients have made it extremely daunting for poachers outside Europe's top five leagues to challenge for the prestigious Golden Shoe. Even when they outscore their peers, there are no guarantees the boot will be theirs…

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