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How Nathan Jones can kickstart Stoke City season
12:00 Friday 30th August 2019

Nathan Jones is a man under immense pressure. The Stoke City boss' payback victory over Leeds United on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup only temporarily soaked the tension. Bottom of the Championship, the Potters are winless after five…

How short is Ernesto Valverde's leash going into his third Barcelona campaign?
08:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Managerial changes dominate football news when they occur. It's their sudden nature. Clubs rarely entertain second thoughts before sacking a manager when the results aren't panning out as expected. Zinedine Zidane is an exception.…

Premier League
How will Aston Villa spend their summer?
09:02 Friday 28th June 2019

Chelsea fans were feeling agony and joy in equal measure about a month ago. They were sad as club legend Frank Lampard was the manager of losing side Derby County in the Championship play-off final. They were happy…

Premier League
How will Bournemouth spend their summer?
15:01 Thursday 20th June 2019

A quote from Muhammed Ali can be found inside Bournemouth’s training facility. What you are thinking is what you are becoming. Ali's mindset is reflected in how the club operates under the Englishman Eddie Howe. Howe is not your typical…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

Who could Chelsea sign to replace Thibaut Courtois?
09:00 Sunday 29th July 2018

After a disastrous title defence, this was always going to be a busy summer for Chelsea. It just took a little longer to get started than everyone anticipated. Antonio Conte was set to be sacked following his FA Cup triumph, Maurizio Sarri…

Premier League
Chelsea's Squad Review - Who Stays and Who Goes in Goal?
15:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Antonio Conte had an exceptional first season in English football. As well as reaching the FA Cup final, the Italian won the Premier League crown convincingly. His second campaign, however, fell short. It brought back symptoms which have characterised…

Premier League
Arsenal’s squad review: Who stays or goes in goal?
15:00 Friday 1st June 2018

Arsene Wenger’s protracted Arsenal reign came to a close at the season’s end. The 68-year-old was replaced by Unai Emery, a man 22 years his junior. The Gunners needed a new, contemporary direction. The Spaniard, having tasted success…

England National Team
England World Cup squad: Has Gareth Southgate made the correct calls on defence?
08:00 Friday 25th May 2018

England’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup was announced last Wednesday. The pressure is mounting on Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions manager has only two friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica to perfect his system…

Premier League
Loan Shark: Joe Hart's Dilemma
08:30 Monday 18th December 2017

With the World Cup just around the corner, it's slightly worrying that England's number one goalkeeper is only deemed good enough to sit on the bench at club level. Joe Hart, currently on loan at West Ham United from Manchester…

Champions League
Liverpool: A defence away from being great
12:10 Friday 24th November 2017

Yet again, Liverpool’s defence and inability to close out games come under the microscope. After their 3-3 draw with Sevilla, their qualification is still hanging in the balance. But after 45 minutes, they were cruising. However,…

Premier League
Jurgen Klopp's recruitment policy not as good as some think
15:30 Thursday 28th September 2017

After four complete transfer windows under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC have more creativity but less solidity than under Brendan Rodgers. For all the time Jurgen Klopp has had to retool his team, this Liverpool side is 3 players away from challenging…

The British and Irish Lions Football team?
17:00 Monday 10th July 2017

The sporting public's imagination was captured on Saturday morning - a ferocious effort from the British and Irish Lions meant they held the double world champions on their own turf. It is often hearsay to include football and rugby in dialogue,…

This season could be the making of Jack Butland
14:00 Monday 3rd July 2017

Football is a funny old game. One day a player is improving rapidly to the point at which they are being talked about as potential transfer targets of the biggest clubs, the next they are sitting in the treatment room following a freak incident…

English goalkeeping is as competitive as it has ever been
14:28 Thursday 29th June 2017

England's national football team might be the most maligned outfit in sport. For such a talented side with an incredibly rich history, they struggle massively in major competitions and have not been close to lifting any sort of trophy in the…