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Can this Copa America restore James Rodriguez's reptutation?
09:00 Tuesday 25th June 2019

Luka Modric raised his career to an exceptional height with brilliant displays in last year's World Cup. Thanks to the Croatian midfielder's exploits in Russia, he soon defied the odds to become the first player other than…

Other Tournaments
Can James Rodriguez focus on the Copa America with his club future in limbo?
09:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

“Hit by James… Oh what a goal! One of the greats. My word! This boy’s a star!” shouted Peter Drury when James Rodriguez fired a chest-controlled volley from outside the penalty box past Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera…

Premier League
Why Eriksen should heed Bale and Coutinho's warnings before ditching Tottenham
17:00 Tuesday 11th June 2019

A major blow was dealt to Tottenham Hotspur recently when Christian Eriksen announced plans to move on this summer. The Dane’s confession came only three days after Spurs’ heartbreak in the Champions League final. He told reporters,…

Germany
How will Bayern Munich spend their summer?
08:00 Monday 10th June 2019

When it was announced that Niko Kovac will be taking over from Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich manager in April last year, many were sceptical about the Croatian’s appointment. Largely because he's inexperienced at the top level. Fast…

Spain
Equal Time: Gareth Bale is not done
09:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Sometimes a player develops an unfavourable reputation, deserved or unwarranted, that he just can’t shake. If this was Family Feud, you’d probably buzz in with ‘Paul Pogba’s lack of dedication’. Survey says……

Premier League
Manchester United's road form no yellow brick road
08:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

At this point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should adopt a Scottish terrier, name him Toto, go to sleep, and wait for a tornado to transport the Carrington training complex to Oz. His Manchester United squad need brains, heart and courage. Especially…

Bundesliga
James Rodriguez hits form at perfect time for Bayern Munich
08:00 Friday 29th March 2019

In January, James Rodriguez was only a few inches away from Bayern Munich's exit door. With every snub from Niko Kovac, the Colombian edged further. In a dramatic turn of events, however, the 27-year-old drifted back inwards. Thoughts of…

Bundesliga
Four players Bayern Munich should sign next summer
09:00 Tuesday 26th March 2019

Bayern Munich exited the Champions League early this season but remain in control in the Bundesliga. If there's anything new, it's that they kicked it into gear much later than usual domestically. Niko Kovac's first half-season…

International
Carlos Queiroz: Master and Commander on the far side of football
08:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

Whether it’s club or international football, managers love to play god, remaking teams in their image. If that was the case with Carlos Queiroz, Colombia fans would be in for a shock. For eight years in Iran, Queiroz built a crack defensive…

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…

Tactical Analysis
Do some players just rub managers the wrong way?
08:00 Monday 28th January 2019

We all encounter people we just can't stand to be around. Take it from me, the worst thing you can do is marry them. When you and your partner have different ideas about everything, it's difficult to build a functional let alone lasting…

Transfers
Arsenal must battle hard for James Rodriguez's signature
08:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

James Rodriguez's future remains up in the air. With six months left on his two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich, no one can accurately predict where he’ll be playing his football next season. There are three options: Bayern, Real…

Transfers
What does the future hold for James Rodriguez?
09:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When James Rodriguez made the move from Monaco to Real Madrid in 2014, it was a dream come true for the Colombian. He made this known to the Spanish club while being unveiled, promising to do his best for the serial winners in the years to…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim should eschew Manchester United for Real Madrid
12:00 Monday 15th October 2018

Maybe it’s a lingering effect from my Star Trek: The Next Generation phase. It occurred to me when I reacted positively to rumours touting deposed Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim to manage Manchester United that I put great stock in the leadership…

Premier League
Is Mateo Kovacic Chelsea's James Rodriguez?
08:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

Real Madrid's two most promising players are on loan. James Rodriguez is with Bayern Munich, Mateo Kovacic Chelsea.After tasting the joy of regular minutes at a top club, neither may wish to return. Rodriguez became an integral part of…