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Managerial News
8 managers who were in the sack by lunchtime
17:01 Friday 24th January 2020

With the managerial revolving door perpetually spinning, a football manager's job isn’t one for the long term. across the world and around the leagues, new appointments arrive on their first morning in a flurry of hope, filled…

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…

Italy
Davide Nicola stirs Genoa to victory
12:01 Thursday 9th January 2020

Genoa might appoint the Devil if it meant Serie A survival this season. Ten defeats in their first 18 league matches sucked them into the relegation whirlpool. Consequently, Thiago Motta is down the drain and Davide Nicola takes over. One former…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti looking for a deep-lying midfield playmaker?
09:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

James Milner, who went off in the tenth minute, was the closest thing to a member of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred XI to start the FA Cup Third Round Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday. Everton still lost to Liverpool’s youngsters.…

Italy
Luis Alberto: Liverpool castoff, Lazio superstar
09:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Barring an epic collapse even by their standards, Liverpool will finally lift the Premier League trophy this year. In large part, the Reds' recent success is due to shrewd transfer policy, moulding lesser-known talents into…

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…

Italy
Is Ciro Immobile on for the record Capocannoniere?
17:01 Saturday 4th January 2020

With Juventus on eight consecutive Scudetti, it's difficult to label Serie A unpredictable. Since 2015/16, Napoli, Roma and Inter divide second, third or fourth between them except for the two occasions when Atalanta intervened.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

Italy
Sebastiano Esposito: Rising star or flash in the pan?
12:02 Wednesday 25th December 2019

Romelu Lukaku made the headlines in the last few days for his performance and kind gesture when Inter took on Genoa in Serie A. Not only did the former Manchester United man net a brace while providing an assist for a third, he handed…

Champions League
Can Atalanta follow in Ajax's Champions League footsteps?
12:00 Sunday 15th December 2019

When Atalanta lost their first three games in a Champions League baptism of fire, gaining a third-place finish, let alone a place in the knockout rounds, appeared a near-impossible task.  Raheem Sterling’s early opener in their…

Italy
Could Champions League elimination work in Inter's favour?
08:01 Thursday 12th December 2019

Just when things were going swell for Inter, the football gods decide to throw a curveball. Sitting at Serie A’s summit, the Nerazzurri just needed a win over Barcelona’s B-team to guarantee qualification for the Champions League…

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
Do AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need each other?
12:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

AC Milan continues to struggle despite several attempts to arrest their near-decade-long slump. The Italian and European heavyweights remain locked in mediocrity. Their last trophy was the 2010-11 Scudetto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led…

Italy
Are goals beginning to dry up for Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Wednesday 27th November 2019

At the writing, Cristiano Ronaldo owns 706 career goals in meaningful first-team matches for club and country. His haul of 607 goals for four different clubs topples the combined career total of many decent teams in Europe. It would’ve…

Italy
Can Inter's loanees make them stronger next season?
17:01 Monday 25th November 2019

Inter Milan’s fortunes keep blossoming under new management. Once their biggest foe, Antonio Conte, is determined to use the recipe he did with Juventus in a quest to derail the Turin outfit as Italy's dominant body. …