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Transfers
Can good friends Ajax help Barcelona out of another jam?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

When Rinus Michels brought Total Football to Barcelona in the 1970s, it began a beautiful friendship. Johan Cruijff eventually followed his mentor to the Nou Camp. The legendary Dutch midfielder played in Blaugrana stripes, won titles as the…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Premier League
Should the Toffees look at Zlatan?
10:01 Saturday 21st December 2019

With Carlo Ancelotti reportedly set to be named Everton manager, the Italian must be thinking of names for his January transfer wish list. Widespread reports suggest veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set for a shock move to Goodison…

Premier League
Is Solskjaer's Manchester United literally coming up short?
17:32 Sunday 15th December 2019

When Pep Guardiola arrived in the Premier League, critics claimed he needed to adjust to the division’s physicality. The Catalan disagreed but his first season seemed to vindicate his opponents. He then made two key signings that solidified…

America
Why MLS will remain a retirement league
15:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

Javier Bardem is a great actor who thoroughly plumbs the depth of his characters. In addition to his lyrical voice, he’s known for the outlandish hairstyles he sports for different roles. There was the overgrown brunette pageboy cut in…

Transfers
Call me crazy but Manchester United can use Mandzukic
08:02 Friday 2nd August 2019

The Romelu Lukaku saga is as hot and uncomfortable as a 35º day at Glastonbury. Manchester United fans are excited by the billing, sweat the transfer then dehydrate when nothing comes of it. First, he was off to Inter with Ivan Perisic…

Usa
It's crunchtime as Major League Soccer gears up for the playoffs
17:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

European leagues just entered the quarter-turn in their campaigns. MLS, on the other hand, prepares for the final week in its regular season. When operating a sporting competition in North America, the term ‘regular’ is a necessary…

Usa
2 Manchester United stars with 2 points to make in MLS
17:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United for the 2016/17 season, he expressed willingness to form a strike partnership with Wayne Rooney. I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney. He works not only for…

Stadiums
Pique, Giovinco, Ibra file 'class action suit' over insufficient grounds
15:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Major League Soccer plays a summer schedule, UEFA in the winter but players on either side of the North Atlantic share a common aversion to artificial turf. Not only do they prefer a natural surface, they expect groundskeepers to maintain their…

Usa
MLS Weekend Review: Has NYCFC gone colour blind?
13:00 Monday 26th March 2018

Major League Soccer put on an abbreviated fixture list during the international break with just six matches taking place, all on Saturday. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Sebastian Blanco -- The Portland Timbers no.10 rescued a point for…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag Week 4: Crew don't fear Ragnarok and Ibra goes to Hollywood
11:00 Friday 23rd March 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s fourth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Fair warning, I’ll be very much hands-on this week.…

Opinion
Waiting on Zlatan
12:00 Friday 15th September 2017

Although Manchester United haven't look like they need reinforcements in attack, many fans are eagerly awaiting Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return. The Swedish international has been out with a knee injury but is expected to be back as early as November.…