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Managerial News
Why taking a rebuilding job is becoming a risk for established managers
08:00 Friday 26th April 2019

For managers, choosing the right job is essential. In the modern-day game when money is more prevalent then ever, the elite clubs from yesteryear are finding it more challenging to compete with each passing season. The project at hand at clubs…

Allsvenskan
Molde coping well in early days without Solskjaer
12:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

The second pair of Champions League quarterfinals began last night. Three Premier League clubs played. Tottenham stunned a lacklustre Manchester City on a Son Heung-min goal to seize the advantage in an all-England tie despite losing Harry…

Features
Iker Casillas rolling back the years at Porto
12:00 Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Iker Casillas could have retired after spending 16 successful years with Real Madrid. The legendary Spanish goalkeeper won almost all there is to win in football with the club and the Spanish national team. So at the ripe age of 34, he could…

Premier League
Is Manchester United's injury crisis purely coincidental?
17:00 Monday 25th March 2019

For Manchester United, the last few months have been a dream. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel, anything is possible. Or so they thought... Over the last fortnight, since that unforgettable night in Paris, the problems have begun to mount.…

Premier League
The curious case of Juan Mata
12:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

Juan Mata's contract expires this summer. In his two seasons at Chelsea, the Spaniard owned the Blues' Player of the Year award. Since arriving at Old Trafford in 2014, he's been inconsistent when in the lineup. In some matches,…

Premier League
McTominay, Fred, Andreas: More Ole Redemption Songs
17:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

In football, it's not always possible to "emancipate yourself from mental slavery". Often a timely intervention is required. It's understating matters to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer re-energized Manchester United. He did more.…

Transfers
Can Chelsea hold onto Eden Hazard beyond the summer?
08:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Eden Hazard has been the main man at Chelsea for several years now. Having played under Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and now Maurizio Sarri, the different managers have depended on the Belgian to lead the team to excellence. He has usually…

Tactical Analysis
New IFAB rule changes has more downsides than upsides
17:05 Sunday 10th March 2019

Changes are inevitable in life. Similarly, changes are happening in football. Be it change in rearguard at the top, a power shift in top leagues or in the record transfer fee. Come next season, however, new modifications are being made to the…

Spain
Back to the drawing board for Santiago Solari in El Clasico
09:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Real Madrid suffered their second Clasico defeat to Barcelona in three days. The 3-0 pasting in midweek cost them a shot at the Copa del Rey. The weekend's one-goal affair showed improvement but forfeited any realistic hope for…

Premier League
What should Jose Mourinho do next?
17:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Jose Mourinho's move to Manchester United was met with glee from the Old Trafford faithful. The self-proclaimed Special One was tasked with getting the good times rolling once again. For twelve months or so, the Portuguese worked his magic,…

Premier League
Are Spurs willing to dangle Harry Kane's future over the precipice?
08:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

You’ve been to the cinema. You know what happens when the characters must tread a narrow path cut out of a mountainside. Inevitably, the ground gives way below some poor sod’s feet. He shouts, scrambling madly for a purchase. None…

Spain
Does Spain's aggressive tax fraud stance threaten La Liga's quality?
09:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Jose Mourinho is the latest to have received a suspended jail term for tax evasion in Spain. The former Real Madrid manager must pay a €2 million fine to the tax office in Spain. Spanish law allows first-time offenders to pay off convictions…

Premier League
Ander Herrera: Last of the old school club men?
08:00 Saturday 2nd February 2019

Manchester United play deadly football these days rather than suicidal. Under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils have won eight from nine games, drawing their most recent against Burnley. Players are enthused and rejuvenated…

Premier League
Perfect 10: Marcus Rashford Proving To Be Valid Successor For Wayne Rooney
15:01 Sunday 27th January 2019

On 27 November 2018, Marcus Rashford led the line for Manchester United in their Champions League home game against BSC Young Boys. Early in the first half, he put a golden opportunity to open the scoring wide. Under-fire manager Jose…

Managerial News
Equal Time: Pochettino doesn't need trophy for job security
09:00 Friday 18th January 2019

Only one team among the Premier League top six hasn’t won a trophy in the past ten years: Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur. To be fair, it's only been his team for half that time but given the short shelf life of Premier…