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Premier League
Why Chelsea's transfer ban is a blessing in disguise for Maurizio Sarri
15:00 Monday 11th March 2019

Chelsea will face a two-window transfer ban and cannot sign a player until the summer of 2020. The London club was “astonished” to see their appeal of getting the ban freezed. Moreover, the summer signings Kepa Arrizabalaga and…

Championship
Promotion pushes at stake as Rams invade Forest
08:00 Monday 25th February 2019

At season's end, two Championship teams will win promotion to the Premier League. Four others will vie to be the third. The money on offer in the top flight is a powerful motivator. With between 12 and 14 games remaining in their seasons,…

Managerial News
Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard: Who should Chelsea fans prefer?
15:00 Saturday 23rd February 2019

Talk about two of the most exquisite midfielders ever to play the game. Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard both attained legendary status before hanging their boots. Then they slipped under the radar to earn their coaching badges. Today, these…

Premier League
Is Frank Lampard on his way to the Chelsea dugout?
12:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

After a well-decorated playing career in which he won the Premier League, Champions League and several other trophies, Frank Lampard took his first job as a manager last summer. The decision to take over at Derby County and continue the…

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…

Championship
Why Nottingham Forest can’t afford to see Red in East Midlands derby
08:00 Monday 17th December 2018

We’ll witness a fierce clash between two historic rivals when Derby County hosts Nottingham Forest at Pride Park on Monday night.  After 21 Championship matchdays, playoff contenders are emerging from the early season shadows. Two…

Championship
Norwich's reaction to Pulis and Bielsa nipping at their heels? Farke it
12:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

There's a manager hogging the headlines in the Championship and it's not Frank Lampard. The Chelsea legend works wonders with Derby. Fans salivate at the prospect of seeing him across different stadia in the English second tier,…

Championship
Derby County determined to ram way into the Premier League
12:00 Monday 1st October 2018

As Marouane Fellaini connected with Diogo Dalot’s cross to squeeze the ball past Scott Carson for Manchester United's equalizer, every Derby County fan must have feared the worst. Juan Mata's third-minute sucker punch had not…

Premier League
A tale of two Phils - How Jones and Foden epitomise their clubs
10:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

A collective groan rose around Old Trafford Tuesday night when Phil Jones trundled towards the box to take his turn in the League Cup penalty shootout against Derby County. Both teams were perfect to that point. However, perfect isn't a…

World Cup
How Frank Lampard’s disallowed World Cup goal changed football forever
12:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa was remarkable for many reasons. There were the usual surprises football sometimes brings as minnows beat giants, whereas dark horses emerge in a competition and blow everyone away. For starters, Spain…

Championship
5 Chelsea players Frank Lampard could sign for Derby County
12:00 Friday 8th June 2018

Derby County has entered a new era after appointing Frank Lampard as manager. This season's play-off disappointment will take time to heal, but the former England international's arrival has brought excitement to Pride Park. Rams supporters…

European Football
Where is the scoring midfielder?
09:30 Sunday 25th March 2018

Frank Lampard, Francesco Totti, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes. All were classy midfielders who scored goals for ridiculous wages from the centre of midfield. They tied their runs to the edge of the box and could shoot from any angle on the pitch.…

England National Team
Michael Carrick retires with his legacy intact
12:30 Monday 19th March 2018

FC Jokerit were a flash in the footballing pan.  They were founded in 1999 as the result of a mad scheme hatched by Harry Harkimo, the presenter of the Finnish version of the apprentice, who also happened to own an Ice Hockey team of the…

World Cup
Three unforgettable 2010 World Cup memories
13:00 Wednesday 28th February 2018

With the latest edition of the World Cup on the horizon, it is important to build up the buzz and excitement about the biggest football tournament in the world and what better way than looking back at past tournaments. The 2010 World Cup…

Premier League
Where does Manchester City rank among great Premier League teams?
12:00 Thursday 15th February 2018

Manchester City is on course to win the Premier League earlier than any other side. Bookmakers predict Pep Guardiola's side will win the league on April 7. Bitter rival Manchester United commute to the Etihad that Saturday. City…