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Spain
Can Rakitic seize the opportunity of Arthur's injury?
18:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Barcelona's midfield hasn't been the same since Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta departed the Nou Camp. The club has struggled to replicate its typically fluid passing system in their absence. However, following some decent pieces…

Italy
Are Ivan Rakitic and Inter Milan perfect for each other?
09:00 Friday 25th October 2019

Frenkie de Jong's signing marked the beginning of troubled times for Ivan Rakitic at Barcelona. The Croatian sank under the radar when the 22-year-old completed his mega-switch from Ajax to the Nou Camp this summer. Rakitic…

Spain
Should Ivan Rakitic consider leaving Barca in January?
08:01 Thursday 17th October 2019

A slow start to the campaign precipitated by Lionel Messi's injury crisis and Antoine Griezmann's acclimation process appears to be in the past. Barcelona are second and can leapfrog Real Madrid in the season's first El Clasico…

Spain
Are De Jong, Arthur double-teaming Busquets out of Barca lineup?
12:01 Saturday 12th October 2019

Is the sun finally setting on Sergio Busquets? The defensive midfielder is the last survivor from the midfield trio who carved out a golden era at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta is playing in Japan. Xavi Hernandez is managing in Qatar. Barcelona…

Spain
Barcelona's midfield dilemma
08:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Most Barcelona supporters can't believe Ernesto Valverde is in his third year at the Camp Nou. Even though he's delivered two La Liga titles a Copa Del Rey trophy and a Spanish Supercup, his struggles in the Champions League…

France
Does PSG's quiet transfer window work for Thomas Tuchel?
09:00 Monday 19th August 2019

It's been a quiet summer in Paris. Too quiet if you're a PSG supporter. Unlike the last few seasons, Paris Saint-Germain haven't splashed hundreds of millions of euros around. They’ve actually been rather sensible,…

Spain
2019/20 Barcelona La Liga preview
17:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

Barcelona continued to dominate La Liga last season, finishing 11 points clear atop the table. Rivals Real Madrid trailed the Catalans by a massive 19 points. Diego Simeone's Atletico took advantage to secure the second spot. Ernesto Valverde…

Transfers
Should PSG accept Barcelona's latest Neymar offer?
08:00 Monday 29th July 2019

Ask any Barcelona fan about Neymar. You'll hear a series of invectives and the word 'traitor'. Camp Nou fans saw a bright future with their former No.11 but the Brazilian cared only for the present. The fact both club and player seek…

Spain
What should Barcelona do with Ivan Rakitic?
12:00 Sunday 28th July 2019

Barcelona caught one of the biggest fishes in the ocean once again this summer. Contrary to the name you could have in mind, it's definitely not Antoine Griezmann. This is to take nothing away from the masterstroke the signing of the Frenchman…

Spain
Why FC Barcelona need more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer
09:00 Friday 31st May 2019

The recent appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the head coach of Qatari champions Al-Sadd only underscores how much things have changed since his days at FC Barcelona. The club's former captain moved to the Middle East in 2015 as a player…

Premier League
6 midfielders who can fill Paul Pogba's boots at Manchester United
10:00 Saturday 20th October 2018

Paul Pogba's time at Manchester United has been something like Chinese take-out: sweet and sour. The Frenchman's price tag and inconsistency leave fans expecting more. Plagued with fans' high expectations, more…

Spain
Are Barcelona's midfield woes a thing of the past?
17:00 Saturday 25th August 2018

Over the last decade, Barcelona's identity lay in their midfield strength. Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets helped the team win two Champions League titles under Pep Guardiola and remained together until Xavi's departure…

Transfers
3 midfielders Barcelona should look to sign
15:00 Thursday 12th July 2018

Just like that, Barcelona went from possessing Europe's best midfield to woefully lacking talent in that department. Andres Iniesta is in Japan, which was anticipated. Paulinho has returned to China, which was not. Lionel Messi must continue…

World Cup
Is Gareth Southgate too predictable to halt Croatia?
09:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

Gareth Southgate has done more than inspire his players. He has started a revolution. I have no idea how long it will last, however. For the first time in this tournament, Southgate and England will face a real test when they take the pitch…

World Cup
World Cup Quarterfinal: Croatia look to crash Russia's party
08:30 Saturday 7th July 2018

Russia and Croatia were two of the dark horses heading into the World Cup. Both were in promising groups. Progression was the only major expectation from either. Now, they are set to play a World Cup quarterfinal. The match is set for the Fisht…