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European Football
Are European heavyweights intimidated by Manchester City's rise?
12:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

It's no longer news that Manchester City made history in the close season by making a clean sweep of all the silverware available in the English top flight. From the Community Shield to the League Cup, the Premier League title to the FA…

European Football
Where Next for Bruno Fernandes?
15:00 Monday 13th May 2019

There are fewer hotter commodities than the Portuguese international. Still, with years in the tank, Bruno Fernandes enjoyed a statistical delight of a season. Goals in every competition, assists everywhere, he’s the Sporting CP MVP,…

European Football
It's now or never for Istanbul BK
12:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

Super Lig is dominated by Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. Like Edinburgh to Glasgow in Scotland, capital city Ankara takes a back seat. Whereas the English Premier League top four became a top six recently, the Big Three in Istanbul…

European Football
Perfection ends with PSV and PSG dropping points
17:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Back in mid-October, I took a look at five European clubs who were still sitting perfectly with 100% starts to their season. It seemed to work as a jinx for Juventus and FC Salzburg who both drew at home in their very next match, with…

European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

European Football
5 emerging stars the European heavyweights should monitor
15:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

European football has hit top gear. The leagues around the continent have produced some scintillating games in recent months, riddled with drama and excitement. While the heavyweights aim to maintain position atop the food chain, the underdogs…

European Football
Shocking how Diego Costa is now worse than Alvaro Morata?
15:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have both enjoyed their fair share of troubles at Stamford Bridge in recent times. The Spaniard is the man who most Chelsea fans will choose in a heartbeat, though. Across three seasons stuffed with controversy,…

European Football
How many football dynasties do you think rule UEFA leagues right now?
09:00 Friday 16th November 2018

There are 55 leagues within UEFA. You have the giants like Spain, Italy, Germany and England. At the other end of the spectrum, you have the likes of Gibraltar, Kosovo, Andorra and San Marino. Top European clubs not only focus on their league…

France
Is Thierry Henry ready for Paris Saint-Germain?
16:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

A quick rewind to the 2016/17 season. There wasn't much to separate Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco. PSG had the bucks. Monaco had Kylian Mbappe. The teenager's energy, pace and finishing quality were enough to deliver a stunning…

Germany
Why Bayern will still trump Dortmund this season
13:30 Saturday 10th November 2018

It's been a while since Bayern Munich has had to worry about defending their title in the Bundesliga. In fact, the last time Borussia Dortmund troubled the Bavarians was in 2012. Back then, Jurgen Klopp masterminded the double over their…

Champions League
The two sides of Paris Saint-Germain
08:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

Paris Saint-Germain has made a dream start to life in Ligue 1 with a record-breaking 12 wins from their opening 12 games. Although it is still early in the season, they look almost guaranteed to win a sixth title in seven years. While things,…

Italy
Roma paying the price for selling experienced players
12:00 Monday 5th November 2018

“Roma have risen from their ruins. Manolas, the Greek god in Rome!” Peter Drury shouted at the top of his voice when Kostas Manolas headed into the back of the net in the 82nd minute against Barcelona, sending Roma into the…

Spain
Will Real Madrid save season after Julen Lopetegui sacking?
09:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

Winning the Champions League in May obscured what was largely a poor season for Real Madrid. Some very bad days were witnessed at the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos embarrassingly lost to both Real Betis and Villarreal. That was preceded…

European Football
Phillip Cocu sacked as Fenerbahce boss ahead of the Intercontinental Derby
08:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

The Intercontinental Derby takes place later today as Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are set to go head-to-head with the two sides at opposite ends of the Super Lig table. Galatasaray is currently second, while Fenerbahce is struggling, having…

Italy
Why Mauro Icardi isn't an elite striker
12:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

With critics and supporters alike praising Mauro Icardi for his key goal-scoring contribution at Inter Milan, it’s easy to forget the Argentine is not yet good enough to justify such hype. He doesn't deliver on club football's…