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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…

Premier League
Can Guardiola mark a domestic treble as progress following European troubles?
09:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Manchester City broke records on the way to their historic double in the 2017/18 campaign. Finishing the season with 100 points meant the Sky Blues had raised the bar so high, others had to raise their game to be able to merely compete.…

Premier League
Ben Foster says Watford supporters must straighten out their priorities
08:00 Saturday 27th April 2019

Ben Foster can’t believe the nerve of some Watford fans. Scheduling events on FA Cup Final day? What is wrong with these people? The Hornets goalkeeper responded with incredulity when asked what Sir Elton John should do about a Copenhagen…

Champions League
Tottenham deserving of Champions League progression
08:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

The Champions League is renowned for producing classic matches that make for exciting viewing anytime, anywhere. The 2005 final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, involving Liverpool and AC Milan quickly comes to mind. Barcelona's…

Premier League
Has Fabian Delph become more of a liability for Manchester City?
09:00 Friday 12th April 2019

Fabian Delph was expected to leave Manchester City after Pep Guardiola took over in 2016. The Catalan manager carried out a massive clearance in order to reshape the squad to suit his style of play. Players like Bacary Sagna, Alexander Kolarov,…

Premier League
The good, the bad and the ugly: VAR edition
17:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

'Ooh aah, VAR!' The Manchester United fans sang as Marcus Rashford coolly slotted home the penalty which earned the Red Devils their place in the Champions League last eight. Barely a fortnight later, the video assistant referees…

Premier League
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can't be trusted
08:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

You’re probably expecting to read [or troll] an article arguing that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t deserve to be appointed permanent Manchester United manager because he lost two matches in a row. If that’s the case, I apologise…

Premier League
Gritty wins under Solskjaer recall Fergie's Manchester United
12:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Manchester United in March are completely different from what we saw at Anfield in December. This side has grit, determination and above all, confidence. They never lacked in talent but wanted for someone willing to let it breathe. Ole Gunnar…

Premier League
Three things Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must do to retain his form
09:00 Monday 25th February 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's triumphant 2-0 win against Chelsea chased all his critics underground. The team’s response to four first-half injuries at home against Liverpool on the weekend kept them there. With Ander Herrera, Juan Mata,…

Fa Cup
Does Ashley Cole have enough left in the tank to help Frank Lampard?
08:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

The most common advice for new writers is 'write what you know'. Similarly, retired players embarking on managerial careers often draw on their former clubs for players and good counsel. Sir Alex Ferguson loaned academy and fringe players…

Fa Cup
Manchester United and Arsenal: The decline of two greats
08:00 Friday 25th January 2019

Manchester United vs Arsenal. Where do I even start? The fixture dominated English football for nearly a decade. The title would be often decided between the two. They were the talk of the football world. It's sad to see these two giants…

League One
Portsmouth on right path to the Championship
09:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

It’s been eight hellish years for Portsmouth since slipping into the English football dungeon. Toiling in obscurity, drifting back and forth between the lower ranks became Pompey's norm. The elites treated them with scorn. Under…

Fa Cup
FA Cup First Round: Which minnows will shock this weekend?
08:00 Saturday 10th November 2018

One of the biggest days on the lower league football calendar is here: the FA Cup first round. The long, gruelling qualifying rounds are over. The question now is which sides will steal headlines over the next few days? Twenty-two non-league…

Football
Is time wasting in football at its worst?
17:00 Sunday 21st October 2018

Time-wasting. It's an annoyance we've all experienced as football fans. You're down by one goal and the opposition suddenly decides every action is done slower when possible. Goal kicks, set pieces, feigning injuries and making…

Fa Cup
FA Cup fourth qualifying round: Where will the shocks come?
09:00 Saturday 20th October 2018

The final instalment of FA Cup qualifiers takes place today. Which sides are most likely to produce shocks and earn a spot in the first round proper? The FA Cup's fourth qualifying phase is one of the biggest days on the non-league calendar.…