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Italy
Did Emre Can make a mistake leaving Liverpool?
08:01 Wednesday 16th October 2019

He was once the midfield general at Anfield. Emre Can ranked among Liverpool’s best performers when Jurgen Klopp took over. Seen as a key member of the squad while working under his compatriot, many thought he was going to be around for…

Netherlands
Is Donyell Malen a Netherlands first-choice for Ronald Koeman?
12:01 Sunday 13th October 2019

The Netherlands freefall in the wake of the 2014 World Cup in South Africa has been arrested. While both Bertie van Marwicjk and Louis van Gaal espoused defensive philosophies that clashed with the Dutch reputation for enterprising Total Football,…

Bundesliga
Will the Bundesliga title change hands this season?
15:01 Saturday 12th October 2019

A 7-2 demolition of Tottenham in the Champions League put Bayern Munich in the conversation as being amongst the favourites to win the competition this season. It was a ruthless performance that showed the German champions may have rediscovered…

Reviews
Book Review: Per Mertesacker - Big Friendly German
19:01 Friday 11th October 2019

It’s hard to stick a label on Per Mertesacker. A World Cup winner who captained Arsenal to an FA Cup win, the self-described beanpole was a highly regarded centre-back at the very top of the game, but never came to be regarded as a truly…

European Championships
Can Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2020?
12:01 Thursday 10th October 2019

Euro Qualifying has gone about as well as could be expected for Northern Ireland. In their first four games, they took maximum points, largely thanks to a tight defence led by Jonny Evans. A quartet of wins, two each against Estonia and Belarus,…

Bundesliga
Is Germany ready for a Nubel #1?
18:01 Wednesday 9th October 2019

Germany’s goalkeeping feud is escalating to a point where it could lead to distractions for Die Mannschaft. To ease tensions, Joachim Low offers ample opportunities to Barcelona's Marc-Andre Ter Stegen while still touting Bayern's…

Bundesliga
Should Kevin Volland be in the Germany squad?
12:01 Tuesday 8th October 2019

‘Die Mannschaft’ or the German National Football Team if you prefer, have had more than a few issues over the last eighteen months. The biggest of which comfortably being their shocking exit from the World Cup…

Football
Is Serge Gnabry proving Arsenal, doubters wrong?
09:01 Friday 4th October 2019

What difference is there between working stiffs fighting to support their families and millionaire footballers fighting to win trophies? Obviously, money's an easy answer. On the other hand, some people struggle to find commonality…

Germany
Can Jogi Low exploit Neuer/Ter Stegen battle?
09:01 Tuesday 24th September 2019

Trouble has started bewing again in the German national team. As if Joachim Loew’s decision to ruthlessly sideline World-Cup winners wasn’t enough, there’s now a proper feud taking place in their goalkeeping department. Manuel…

International
Can Germany reinstate its fearsome reputation?
12:00 Friday 6th September 2019

The short international break offers clubs time to reflect on their current situation. For international teams, their resting period is over. Germany return to action tonight. Joachim Low will hope his side pick up from where they…

Bundesliga
Bundesliga two-horse race? RB Leipzig want to widen the field
17:00 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Who doesn’t love a brand new football club funded by a mega-rich energy drink corporation? Most people as it turns out. There was a significant uproar when RB Leipzig formed in 2009. The furore only grew bigger as they progressed…

Germany
How far can Marco Rose take Borussia Monchengladbach?
08:02 Monday 19th August 2019

Borussia Monchengladbach is an ambitious team with a long memory. They need the latter. All five of their Bundesliga titles came between 1970-79. Die Borussen might have done even more had Franz Beckenbauer and Bayern Munich not interrupted…

Bundesliga
2019/20 Bundesliga preview
17:05 Friday 16th August 2019

Imagine playing a word association game in which the object is to match a novel title with the country it best describes. Germany would probably get Sense and Sensibility. As stereotypes go, however, pragmatism and discipline aren’t bad…

Bundesliga
With Jovic, Haller gone, can Eintracht still compete?
12:00 Monday 22nd July 2019

The last two years have been fun for Eintracht Frankfurt supporters. Following the ignominy of relegation to the German second-tier in 2011, the Eagles returned and consolidated in the Bundesliga. A second-successive Europa League campaign…

Transfers
Why Bayern Munich must sign Leroy Sane
09:01 Sunday 7th July 2019

Bayern Munich wisely planned ahead in view of Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery both bidding farewell. The club's management settled on Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry. Still, the Bavarians require another winger this summer in order to fully…