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Italy
How long is Antonio Conte's Inter leash?
15:00 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Intenazionale entered the 2019/20 transfer market with guns blazing and targets in mind. Their raid began by hiring Antonio Conte as manager and culminated with €156.6 million invested in new players, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez…

Italy
Is Lazio the Serie A dark horse?
09:00 Wednesday 19th February 2020

Until Liverpool and Manchester City raised the bar, the Premier League was often hailed as the game's most competitive. La Liga was a two-horse race, Ligue 1, the Bundesliga and Serie A not even that. Juventus' dominance in Italian…

Italy
Can Romelu Lukaku become Inter's Mr. Reliable?
08:01 Thursday 6th February 2020

Romelu Lukaku announced himself as a born finisher in Everton colours. His 25 Premier League goals in 2016/17 weren't a joke. On the radar at several top clubs, the Belgian forward chose to accept Jose Mourinho's apologies for doubting…

Premier League
Furore over Solskjaer's Alexis comment MUFC ado about nothing
19:01 Wednesday 29th January 2020

If you count the 1980 Drybrough Cup, an eight-team competition held six times in the 1970s between the four highest-scoring clubs in the Scottish first and second divisions, Sir Alex Ferguson won one more trophy [40] as a manager than William…

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…

Transfers
Is Inter Christian Eriksen's best option?
09:01 Monday 6th January 2020

Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino's inability to convince Christian Eriksen to commit his long-term future to Tottenham is testament to how much the midfielder wants to leave. If two of the world's top managers can't draw a…

European Football
6 Top UEFA transfers for 2019
19:01 Tuesday 31st December 2019

There is something to be said for the UEFA calendar running perpendicular to the calendar year. Weather is naturally the primary reason but the ability to pause and take stock mid-season, not just for the campaign's first half, but to combine…

Champions League
Barcelona block Inter's path to the Round of 16
09:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Inter unexpectedly held onto first place in Serie A over the weekend. After a goalless draw against visiting Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza on Friday evening, the table was set for Scudetto holders Juventus to retake the initiative in this season’s…

Italy
New Lukaku or same old streaky bacon?
09:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Romelu Lukaku's career is like a vintage Reliant Robin, travelling in fits and spurts. His big-game presence was questioned at Everton, his heavy first touch at Manchester United. To date, the Belgian striker has Internazionale faithful…

Italy
Can AC Milan find their rhythm against Internazionale?
08:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

AC Milan 'host' this season's first Derby Della Madonnina at a time when Marco Giampaolo's men struggle for goals. Against a razor-sharp Internazionale, top of Serie A, the Rossoneri could get hurt. Milan managed just two strikes…

International
Are Argentina ready to move on without Messi?
16:00 Saturday 14th September 2019

It came as a surprise to many when Argentina made light work of Mexico in a recent friendly. La Albiceleste struggled in recent times to display the form that made the team famous over the years. Parading a five-time Ballon d'Or…

Italy
Inter, Napoli leading Serie A revival?
09:01 Friday 6th September 2019

Many eyes are on the new Serie A season. There's intrigue as to how it will take shape. There's expectation it will be more competitive.  The last eight Scudettos have been won by Juventus. During that time, no real challenger…

Italy
Stefano Sensi rising above doubt at Internazionale
17:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

In a busy summer, Internazionale's best signing was Stefano Sensi. While Diego Godin, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku's arrivals caused a stir, a little scepticism accompanied the Italian. Unheralded, the on-loan midfielder from Sassuolo…

Managerial News
Where next for Jose Mourinho?
09:00 Friday 30th August 2019

Jose Mourinho ultimately failed to make Manchester United a force again. The Portuguese hasn’t returned to management since he was sacked eight months ago.  Having brought a little optimism to United supporters with a first-season…