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Afcon
Can Keita Balde cash in at the AFCON?
15:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Footballers are a bit like Joseph from the Bible. The odds of realising their dream might be long but they persevere despite the obstacles in their path. As well, most wear shirts of many colours along the way. Keita Balde kitted up for four…

Transfers
Chasing Chiesa: Can Fiorentina keep their young Gareth Bale?
09:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Fiorentina had a difficult time in the Serie A last season. The club struggled to maintain the form that has seen the Italian side consistently play in European competition in recent times. In fact, it was so bad that Fiorentina…

Football
Who are football’s next generation of villains?
12:00 Monday 17th June 2019

The game has always tried to promote itself as a dignified profession. Heroics are celebrated, talented footballers held up as role models. More money also means more propaganda depicting the beautiful game as a pristine, unblemished competition.…

Managerial News
Imagining the Jose Mourinho testimonial
08:00 Wednesday 29th May 2019

I ate Chinese last night. The fortune cookie spooked me. Ability will enable a man to get to the top but character will keep him from falling. How did they know I was planning to write about Jose Mourinho? The Special One is finding it difficult…

Italy
Can Luciano Spalletti open Juventus to Champions League possibilities?
09:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

Serie A bears a striking resemblance to playground football. Bear with me. I’m not disparaging Lega Calcio’s quality at all. Nor am I taking a dig at all the ugly name calling and crude mimicry that rains down from the stands although…

Italy
Does Lautaro Martinez render Mauro Icardi expendable at Inter?
08:00 Wednesday 20th February 2019

If Mauro Icardi is a Chris Brown fan, he'll be humming 'Don't wake me up'. Everything changed for the Argentine forward last week after his wife and agent made provocative comments about the squad. Inter stripped him of the…

Italy
Nerazzurri go to the front line in war on player power
14:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

When Neymar forced a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017, player power came to the fore in football. Despite claiming €222 million through the sale, the Blaugrana remain bitter about losing the supposed…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 4
12:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

The November international break is round around the corner, but first, we will witness Matchday four in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Some teams are inching closer to the knockout stages, while others need to improve…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 1
12:05 Tuesday 18th September 2018

After a three-and-a-half-month waiting period, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League are back. Even though the tournament qualifiers started back in June, now we're at the group stages as things start to get interesting.…

Italy
Will Serie A clubs challenge for honours in Europe next season?
09:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

Italian football has experienced a rough patch for over a decade. What started with Serie A club sides may have spilled over to the national team. Gli Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. The clubs have…

World Cup
Joel Obi: Fighting desperately for a plane ticket to Russia 2018
13:00 Friday 23rd February 2018

Every footballer craves international football. The brutal reality is international football hasn’t room for every footballer. To make the cut a player must work hard and stand out. To stand out he must play regular football at the highest…

Opinion
Real Madrid needs Mauro Icardi to save its season
13:00 Friday 26th January 2018

There could be no bigger joy for Real Madrid fans than to see a player brought up in Barcelona's famous La Masia academy turn their season around. Mauro Icardi can deliver that happiness. The 24-year-old Inter Milan star has been lined…

Italy
Can Serie A challengers wrestle Scudetto away from Juventus?
10:00 Tuesday 19th December 2017

The Old Lady has held sway in Italy, winning the Scudetto a record six times in a row. The manner in which the title has been won in that period has been nothing short of impressive. Starting from the 2011/12 season when Antonio Conte took…

Opinion
Can Inter maintain its momentum for the entire season?
12:30 Saturday 21st October 2017

Inter Milan has surprised Serie A, this season. Luciano Spalletti's men have a real shot at being title contenders in May. Can they keep the ball rolling? A few things are going Inter's way if we want to analyse their season. Here's a look…

Opinion
De Boer debacle shows Crystal Palace identity crisis
16:53 Tuesday 12th September 2017

Crystal Palace made their new coach, Frank De Boer, their former coach as they look set to replace him with Roy Hodgson. The Dutchman became the first managerial sacking of the season in the Premier League after Burnley's New Zealand striker…