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Spain
Will Messi go down as the last one-club man?
08:01 Tuesday 30th July 2019

Lionel Messi’s story is straight out of a comic book. Small, frail and weak as a child, a powerful benefactor unexpectedly offered him a treatment that would transform him into the greatest footballer on the planet. Even when you acknowledge…

J League
Spanish Postcards: J.League Review
17:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Waiting for the new season? Why? In Japan, we started up a few days after the World Cup. We’re barely over the halfway point, with 19 of 34 matchdays played. It’s been a crazy old month with plenty of matches to report…

J League
Iniesta to Kobe: The Best Thing to Happen to Japanese Football
09:00 Friday 25th May 2018

This isn’t just any random old player turning up in an exotic league. This is Andreas Iniesta from FC Barcelona. This is a legend of the Nou Camp. The man whose personal stats page boasts 653 appearances, 65 goals, 108 assists and a ridiculous…

Spain
What has gone wrong at Barcelona?
08:00 Tuesday 17th April 2018

Despite boasting a seemingly insurmountable 4-1 advantage over Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals, Barcelona came crashing down in completely unexpected circumstances. They lost the reverse fixture 3-0 away in Rome. Goals from Edin…

Champions League
Barcelona 3–0 Chelsea: Messi century, Iniesta and Dembele pitch in
09:00 Thursday 15th March 2018

The signs were ominous for Chelsea. They'd already shot themselves in the foot by conceding late in the first leg at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte could no longer park the bus. An away goal surrendered meant his Blues had…

Spain
Barcelona's two most expensive players will struggle
10:00 Thursday 15th February 2018

It is the dream of every young footballer to one day play for a top European force. Two youngsters just realized this dream after they switched sides to La Liga giants Barcelona. For Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, this move seems to…

Premier League
Manchester City prove football is mind over matter
11:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

The sweeping tika-taka style of Barcelona and Spain during the mid-noughties baffled many of football's more agricultural thinkers. Lump it long to the big man was gone. Little men doing performance art were in. Tiki-taka confused…

America
Jose Altuve, Sebastian Giovinco: Coming up short
16:00 Saturday 4th November 2017

Reaching the MLS Cup or World Series is a tall order. Yet, in 2017, shorties Jose Altuve and Sebastian Giovinco have led the way in their respective sports. Much to Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey's chagrin, Americans are combating their…

Opinion
Tennisball: Which players would make the greatest tennis player?
16:18 Monday 3rd July 2017

Wimbledon has taken centre stage. The All England Club has begun to dominate the back pages and oppress football rumours and opinion pieces. Yet, if you are like me and feel a nameless emptiness at the depleting circulation of football-related…

Premier League
Could Middlesbrough sign Bojan?
15:55 Tuesday 24th January 2017

This transfer window has seen many rumours about who's going where or what deals big clubs are trying to pursue. Already there has been a lot of money spent so far in the January transfer window. One rumoured player to be transferred this window…