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Managerial News
John Terry off to a flying start in football management
12:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

When John Terry moved to Aston Villa after an amazing career at Chelsea, many wondered why. The common practice has been for legendary players to move to a retirement league in the East. China, Qatar and Japan to name a few. They pay astronomical…

Premier League
Why Patrick Roberts' move to Norwich City is perfect for his development
17:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

A youth favourite of Football Manager players once upon a time, it has been five years since Patrick Roberts’ breakthrough. A player once touted as a future star in English football. He has disappeared from the radar in the time…

Premier League
Which relegated Premier League team is best-placed to bounce back?
09:00 Sunday 12th May 2019

Although there's one game remaining for each Premier League side, three teams already know they'll be playing Championship football next term. For Cardiff City, Fulham and Huddersfield Town, a season in arguably the most competitive…

Premier League
One relegation place, two teams: Between Brighton and Cardiff, who wants it less?
08:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

While the world was wondering how David De Gea let that ball get past him and Juventus allowed to Ajax do the same, Cardiff beat Brighton 2-0 away at the Amex. The relegation race is back on. The Bluebirds are two points behind the Seagulls…

Italy
Is Roma worse off under Claudio Ranieri?
12:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Sacking Eusebio Di Francesco came as no surprise as speculations had been rife concerning his dismissal. Under the 49-year-old, the team was making little progress, if any. The Giallorossi were struggling to keep up with the pace of the league…

Italy
Claudio Ranieri must take advantage of AS Roma return
08:00 Monday 11th March 2019

After almost a decade gallivanting around Europe, Claudio Ranieri returns to hometown club AS Roma. Most recently, his career featured two unsuccessful spells in France sandwiched between mixed stints in England. The Tinkerman must revive his…

Premier League
Brendan Rodgers or Scott Parker: Who prevails in Leicester vs Fulham?
09:00 Saturday 9th March 2019

I'm still wondering why Brendan Rodgers left the comfort of Celtic Park. Was he that desperate for a new challenge after winning pretty much everything for so many years? On course to win his third consecutive treble with the Scottish…

Spain
Having looked high should Real Madrid look low to replace Ronaldo?
08:00 Friday 8th March 2019

Ask anyone what’s wrong with Real Madrid. Read an opinion. Watch pundits discuss it on television or the internet. Inevitably, everyone acknowledges Los Blancos didn’t replace Cristiano Ronaldo.  The two-part response is also…

Premier League
What happened to Ryan Sessegnon?
09:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

Ryan Sessegnon was the best player to come out of the Championship last season. His age made his consistent performances more amazing. There were calls in some quarters for the youngster to be included in England’s World Cup squad.…

Premier League
Should the bookies stop taking bets on Premier League relegation?
08:00 Monday 4th March 2019

This time last year, Manchester City were running away with the Premier League title. Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, on 62, 60 and 58 points, locked down the remaining Champions League places. Chelsea and Arsenal were hopelessly…

Managerial News
What next for Claudio Ranieri after leaving Fulham?
12:00 Sunday 3rd March 2019

Claudio Ranieri is out of a job again. The Italian has been in and out of various managerial jobs since 1986, rarely seeming to catch a break. He set the table for Chelsea and was sacked less than a full season after delivering the Premier…

Premier League
Musing on a London derby weekend in the Premier League
10:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Eight million people, six top-flight football clubs, four Champions League places. London is a crowded city in every sense of the word. This weekend, a quartet from its half-dozen Premier League football clubs meet, two on Saturday,…

Champions League
Why their next four games determine Arsenal's season
08:00 Friday 1st March 2019

The race for the top four and Champions League qualification grows feistier as the Premier League season draws to an end. Arsenal leapfrogged Manchester United into fourth place on the weekend and kept that spot in midweek when they crushed…

Premier League
How the middle class survives in the Premier League
17:11 Tuesday 18th December 2018

In early November, I tried to wrap my head around the way the Premier League was separating itself from life rather than imitating it as we expect. Well, it's doing it again. While ineffective left-leaning political parties in Britain…

Premier League
Do Fulham have any chance at Premier League survival?
14:00 Saturday 15th December 2018

When Fulham hired Claudio Ranieri, the inevitable talk surrounding yet another miraculous Premier League title-win came to the fore. Perhaps, though, even the one they call the Tinkerman didn't understand the mammoth task-at-hand. Fulham…