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Opinion
Does Angel Di Maria deserve abuse from Manchester United fans?
12:00 Friday 15th February 2019

The intensity of the boos and jeers from a section of Manchester United fans towards the returning Angel Di Maria was almost at par with the Argentine’s performance for Paris Saint-Germain. The former Real Madrid winger was in superlative…

Spain
Stars don't align for Coutinho to Chelsea move
08:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

The universe works in mysterious ways. On the one hand, everything in it adheres to a precise set of physical laws. Newton's laws of motion allow for anyone or anything to go anywhere they please. In some cases, it may take some doing but…

Premier League
Has Alexis Sanchez incurred the Fernando Torres curse?
15:00 Friday 8th February 2019

Luck and time are running out quickly for Alexis Sanchez. It’s been more than a year since his dramatic arrival at Old Trafford. Manchester United fans still await his best. Injuries and inconsistency plague his tenure. A few months…

J League
Spanish Postcards: J.League Review
17:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Waiting for the new season? Why? In Japan, we started up a few days after the World Cup. We’re barely over the halfway point, with 19 of 34 matchdays played. It’s been a crazy old month with plenty of matches to report…

Premier League
Liverpool's top 5 strikers in the Premier League era
18:15 Monday 23rd April 2018

Liverpool FC has always possessed great attackers. Mohamed Salah is the present standout. The newly crowned PFA Player of the Year equalled the Premier League record earlier this week for the most goals in a 38-game season. Having scored 31…

Spain
What next for Fernando Torres?
11:00 Thursday 12th April 2018

Fernando Torres’ time at Atletico Madrid is almost up. What does the future hold for the legendary Spanish striker? Fernando Torres - who rose to fame at Liverpool and scored Spain's winning goal against Germany in the 2008 European…

Opinion
Atletico Madrid is failing to overcome problems
08:30 Friday 3rd November 2017

Over last four years, Atletico Madrid has been too strong for most opponents in La Liga and Champions League. This season, however, it's a different story as Diego Simeone's men are struggling to reach former heights.

Opinion
The amazing goal of the season from each of Europe's top 5 leagues
12:00 Saturday 24th June 2017

Goals liven games. It's what gets the fans off their seats and it's what they talk about long after the game has ended. Last season, we saw some astonishing goals from Europe's elite leagues, however, a few of these goals were simply out of…

Opinion
Premier League players who lost their way
13:00 Monday 29th May 2017

The stresses and demands of the Premier League are intense for most players. In some instances, they actually become too much and players start to crack under the pressure.  Some teams got the best from these struggling stars but others really,…

European Football
The Rejuvenation Of Fernando Torres
17:00 Saturday 28th May 2016

Today is the Champions League Final, a game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, two outstanding sides, with two outstanding managers.  It promises to be a real treat to watch for all football fans.  One player, in particular, I am looking…

Opinion
A tale of two strikers at Camp Nou as Barca edge past Atletico.
15:49 Wednesday 6th April 2016

It proved to be a tale of two strikers at the Camp Nou, with goal-scorers Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres set to dominate all the post-match headlines and debate as Barcelona came from behind to defeat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in a feisty game to…

Football
Euro 2012 Match Report: Croatia 0-1 Spain
23:21 Monday 18th June 2012
By Rob

Spain reached the quarter finals of Euro 2012 with a 1-0 victory over a plucky Croatian side, in a game that the holders could, and possibly should, have lost.Croatia missed a couple of gilt-edged chances and were denied a stonewall first half…

Football
Euro 2012 Match Report: Republic of Ireland 0-4 Spain
23:31 Thursday 14th June 2012
By Rob

Republic of Ireland crashed out of Euro 2012 without a sniff of a whimper as they were dominated by a rampant Spain, who strolled to a 4-0 win to top Group C.The Spaniards backed out of their ridiculous 'no striker' tactic and brought Fernando…

Football
Euro 2012 Match Report: Italy 1-1 Spain
20:46 Sunday 10th June 2012
By Rob

The first clash between two of Europe's footballing heavyweights at Euro 2012 ended all square, as Italy and reigning champions Spain played out a 1-1 draw.Spain made the odd decision to start the match without a recognised striker, with Cesc…

Football
Was Barca Losing To Chelsea An Injustice To Football?
12:12 Sunday 29th April 2012

There is a dark cloud lurking over Spanish football this week. As I sit at home in Pamplona, sheltered from one of the frequent regular downpours, the rain keeps falling and the clouds thickening. It is more hot chocolate by the fire weather,…