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Premier League
How can Tanguy Ndombele redeem himself at Spurs?
19:01 Monday 16th March 2020

Tanguy Ndombele’s signing initially felt a real coup for Tottenham Hotspur. Clinching a highly-rated midfielder from the grasp of multiple European rivals helped Daniel Levy flex his influence. After a breakthrough campaign at Lyon, the…

Premier League
Sympathising with Jose Mourinho
17:00 Saturday 14th March 2020

When Tottenham Hotspur made the incredibly bold decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino, Daniel Levy would've understood the risks involved. The businessman from Essex simply had to get his next appointment bang on, after all, this is a side…

Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho's criticism of Tanguy Ndombele justified?
17:02 Monday 9th March 2020

Tanguy Ndombele turned heads with his performances for Lyon last season. The 23-year-old was a mainstay in the club’s midfield, putting forth strong outings in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Naturally, that led to links in…

Italy
Can Henrik Mkhitaryan make a successful Arsenal return?
08:00 Saturday 7th March 2020

Luck hasn’t been in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner. After producing spectacular performances at Borussia Dortmund, his fitness crumbled under Premier League intensity. Jose Mourinho's confrontational man-management at…

Premier League
Why won't Mourinho give Troy Parrott an opportunity?
08:00 Friday 6th March 2020

Imagine Cristiano Ronaldo's youth coaches considered his petulance too bothersome to develop his talent or that Barcelona didn't think it was worth the risk or medical expense to sign a waifish 13-year-old named Lionel Messi who…

Premier League
Does Adam Webster define the contemporary centre-back?
08:01 Saturday 29th February 2020

Adam Webster arrived in the Premier League last summer when Brighton matched their club-record transfer fee, paying Bristol City £20 million. He'd been with the Robins for a single season, coming over from Ipswich Town. He made 45…

Premier League
Can Mourinho's Spurs survive barrage of injuries?
08:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

Between now and 11th March, Tottenham Hotspur play five crunch games that may define their season. They’ll be entering these battles without several of their best warriors. Can they survive the fortnight? Injuries to key players…

Champions League
Can Tottenham cope with rampant RB Leipzig in the Champions League?
17:01 Wednesday 19th February 2020

The last time Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur squared up against German opposition in the Champions League was in December. The English side was humbled 3-1 by Bayern Munich. But the self-proclaimed Special One, in his usual style, played…

Premier League
Why Manchester United were still right to move on from Lukaku
17:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Romelu Lukaku is (rightly) the talk of Milan town. Thirty-one games played, twenty-one goals scored. The superstar Belgian has taken the Serie A by storm, leading Internazionale to first place in the league. Back here on Blighty, some…

Premier League
Is Mourinho reinventing Lucas Moura?
08:01 Tuesday 11th February 2020

Jose Mourinho's rollercoaster ride with Tottenham Hotspur continues. For every patch he slaps on a problem inherited from Mauricio Pochettino, another rip in the Spurs fabric emerges. Christian Eriksen left for Internazionale, Danny…

Premier League
Should a fit Eric Bailly start for Manchester United?
12:31 Sunday 9th February 2020

In the summer of 2018 Manchester United's former boss, Jose Mourinho, was desperate for a centre-back signing. Reports that the powers that be vetoed the request outraged supporters. The £60million+ the self-proclaimed Special…

Premier League
How does Gedson Fernandes fit in Mourinho's Tottenham?
08:01 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Spurs landed the first signing of Jose Mourinho’s reign. In financial terms, it wasn't another Paul Pogba or even a Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Gedson Fernandes arrived from Benfica on an 18-month loan with an option to make the move permanent.…

Premier League
Do managers have rights?
19:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

What black mark on their careers do Rafa Benitez, Mauricio Pochettino, Roberto di Matteo and Unai Emery share? That’s right. All four were sacked less than a season after leading their London club to a European final. Okay, inferring…

Premier League
Is Matic experiencing career revival at United?
08:01 Wednesday 15th January 2020

Manchester United have a midfield crisis. There is no hiding away from that. Paul Pogba's ankle troubles see no end while Scott Mctominay was a shining light in the middle of the park until he suffered injury. Andreas Periera…