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Football
Is the Bundesliga's coronavirus plan over the top?
15:01 Saturday 14th March 2020

The Coronavirus has sent sport into a worldwide crisis, and nobody has a clue quite how to deal with it. Apart from the Germans, of course, who apparently have a plan.   Football is facing postponements and…

Germany
How Champions League success could spell terrible fate for RB Leipzig
17:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

RB Leipzig is bulldozing their way forward in the Champions League. The latest casualty of their fine form was Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. While Leipzig awaits their quarter-final opponents; onlookers in Amsterdam may have…

Bundesliga
Is Alphonso Davies the world's best left-back?
15:01 Sunday 1st March 2020

Players like Alphonso Davies make you wonder just how many unearthed gems we’re yet to see in football. The Bayern Munich full-back is only a teenager, but he’s attracting all the right attention this season. Davies’ stellar…

Bundesliga
Can Bayern look to Serge Gnabry with Lewandowski shelved?
11:00 Saturday 29th February 2020

It would be an act of ignorance not to acknowledge Bayern Munich's decent exploits this season. The Bavarians have their ship moving in the right direction as the campaign nears its climax. They top the Bundesliga table with 49 points from…

Bundesliga
Can Werder Bremen avoid relegation?
09:01 Thursday 27th February 2020

Werder Bremen sit 17th in the Bundesliga, five points from safety, in danger of direct relegation to the second tier for the first time in 40 years. Bremen boast four Bundesliga titles. Their most recent came in 2004 when they completed…

Bundesliga
Can Borussia Dortmund's new system bring short-term success?
09:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Borussia Dortmund witnessed their season falling apart in late November. Poor results mingled with defensive errors put Lucien Favre’s job under threat. Then he found his own eureka moment. Rather than sticking with the attacking…

Bundesliga
How did I wake up in Erling Braut-Haaland's world?
08:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Clearly we were mistaken. We don’t live in the real world. Rather, we are all part of an elaborate backdrop in a young boy’s daydream. There is no other way to explain Erling Braut-Haaland. As children, we would play all day then,…

Germany
Was Jurgen Klinsmann right to quit as Hertha Berlin manager?
19:01 Monday 17th February 2020

It came as a surprise to most German football followers when the news filtered through that Jurgen Klinsmann had quit his position as Hertha Berlin manager. The former United States men’s national team boss lasted just 76 days on…

Bundesliga
Can Borussia Dortmund move revive Emre Can?
09:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Recently, Serie A began attracting top European stars again. If the trend didn't begin when Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo, it certainly ramped up afterward. Internazionale now makes the headlines signing Romelu Lukaku and Diego Godin…

Spain
What might Barca return mean for Philippe Coutinho?
08:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

It's been two years since we last saw Philippe Coutinho scoring his trademark distant curlers in the Premier League. Yet, Liverpool fans haven't stopped mentioning his name. The Brazilian was the key figure at the club during his Anfield…

Premier League
Should Arsenal bolster backline in the market?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

By the end of Arsene Wenger's long tenure, Arsenal's defence was a debris field. The attack remained potent but the Gunners were perpetually exposed at the back. Unai Emery failed to solve the problem. Now, it's left to Mikel…

Bundesliga
What happened to Ademola Lookman at RB Leipzig?
17:02 Friday 10th January 2020

Following a lack of first-team opportunities at Everton, last summer, Ademola Lookman decided to return to the club he went on loan to during the 2017/18 season; RB Leipzig, although this time, it was a permanent switch. However,…

Bundesliga
Arminia Bielefeld: Westphalia Minnows Dare to Dream Again
12:00 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Arminia Bielefeld’s recent form [one win, one loss and three draws in the last five matches] makes for patchy reading. Don’t let it fool you, though. Arminia still ride high at the 2.Bundesliga summit ahead of established…

Bundesliga
Why Borussia Dortmund is perfect for Erling Haaland
09:01 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Young players who rise overnight and earn major transfers shouldn't shock football fans anymore. Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Joao Felix all switched clubs for sizeable fees in the past few years.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Five Golden Goals
08:00 Wednesday 25th December 2019

On the fifth day of football, UEFA gave to me Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Happy Christmas and welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…