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Spain
Poor away form could be Barca's undoing this season
08:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When they took to the Sinobo Stadium pitch to face Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Barcelona encountered an all too familiar problem. The Catalans struggled to impress away from home yet again. The hosts put up a resilient…

Spain
Should Ivan Rakitic consider leaving Barca in January?
08:01 Thursday 17th October 2019

A slow start to the campaign precipitated by Lionel Messi's injury crisis and Antoine Griezmann's acclimation process appears to be in the past. Barcelona are second and can leapfrog Real Madrid in the season's first El Clasico…

Football
When will football stop ignoring Erik Ten Hag?
17:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

Ajax were football's surprise package in 2019/20. Making the Round of 16 seemed fair for the Dutch giants who were thought to be more focussed on reclaiming the Eredivisie title from PSV Eindhoven. Observers were willing to grant they were…

Spain
Are De Jong, Arthur double-teaming Busquets out of Barca lineup?
12:01 Saturday 12th October 2019

Is the sun finally setting on Sergio Busquets? The defensive midfielder is the last survivor from the midfield trio who carved out a golden era at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta is playing in Japan. Xavi Hernandez is managing in Qatar. Barcelona…

Champions League
Can Ajax relive their fairytale European season?
09:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City. Now Liverpool. Those are your perennial Champions League favourites. Some might throw in Atletico Madrid but no one expected an underdog like Ajax…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Italy
Was Juventus the right choice for de Ligt?
17:00 Saturday 31st August 2019

Four months after scoring a powerful header to eliminate Juventus from the Champions League, Mathijs De Ligt is now wearing the black-and-white jersey of the Bianconeri, just not for 90 minutes every week. His record-breaking exploits with…

Spain
Barcelona's midfield dilemma
08:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Most Barcelona supporters can't believe Ernesto Valverde is in his third year at the Camp Nou. Even though he's delivered two La Liga titles a Copa Del Rey trophy and a Spanish Supercup, his struggles in the Champions League…

Spain
Ranking La Liga's top 10 summer signings
08:00 Saturday 17th August 2019

The 2019/20 La Liga season beckons. There is the usual anticipation that comes with every new season. This year, however, the offseason brought spectacular change.  The transfer window doesn't close till 2nd September but…

Spain
2019/20 Barcelona La Liga preview
17:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

Barcelona continued to dominate La Liga last season, finishing 11 points clear atop the table. Rivals Real Madrid trailed the Catalans by a massive 19 points. Diego Simeone's Atletico took advantage to secure the second spot. Ernesto Valverde…

France
Why recent signings Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye can backfire on PSG
12:01 Thursday 8th August 2019

Paris Saint-Germain picked up Ander Herrera on a free transfer at June’s beginning. Les Parisiens then brought in Idrissa Gueye for £29 million nine days ago. Two decent, hard-working central midfielders who add depth. Nonetheless,…

Transfers
Does Donny van de Beek fit into Zidane's Real Madrid master plan?
08:01 Monday 5th August 2019

After Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy came in so soon after the transfer window opened that it was like they'd camped out for Black Friday, all went quiet on the Real Madrid front. Club President Florentino…

Netherlands
2019/20 Ajax Eredivisie preview
17:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

A new season dawns for Erik ten Hag’s Ajax without wunderkinds Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong. To keep their crown, the Eredivisie champions cannot let the fire die even without their two torchbearers. While I Lancieri lost…

Spain
What should Barcelona do with Ivan Rakitic?
12:00 Sunday 28th July 2019

Barcelona caught one of the biggest fishes in the ocean once again this summer. Contrary to the name you could have in mind, it's definitely not Antoine Griezmann. This is to take nothing away from the masterstroke the signing of the Frenchman…

Spain
The signs are positive for Barcelona new boy Frenkie de Jong
09:00 Friday 26th July 2019

Watching young talents make it to the top is always extremely refreshing to see. We've witnessed such instances happen aplenty during our lifetime(s). Yet, the way some top talents rise to stardom so explosively still manages…