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England National Team
England won; get over it
08:00 Friday 9th July 2021

Famous last words. Yesterday, I wrote with tongue in cheek about fear of losing being the “one thing” that ruins football. Then, being in the US, I spent the afternoon viewing a particularly enjoyable semi-final between England…

Premier League
Premier League road to Europe takes unexpected detour through Merseyside
08:01 Thursday 13th May 2021

When the makeup date for the postponed Manchester United/Liverpool match was announced, Premier League fans largely thought their Thursday would be about Manchester. City were poised for the title as United battled to keep it from them…

Premier League
Why Danny Ward must leave Leicester City in January
09:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

When Chelsea sold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, it was assumed they’d seek and find his replacement on English soil. With that rumour flying, Premier League clubs with good goalkeepers were put on…

Premier League
Why did Leicester spend so heavily to backup Kasper Schmeichel?
09:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

Leicester City signed Danny Ward from Liverpool for more than £12 million over the summer, making him the priciest goalkeeper signed in their history. In all, 21 keepers joined Premier League clubs in the last transfer window. Only four…

Premier League
Crazy like a Fox? In last place, Fulham hire football's nicest manager
15:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

There's sound psychology behind the saying 'nice guys finish last'. Late in a gruelling season, tired squads invariably need a push to make it over the line. Nice guys don't like to push. To compound the problem, teams…

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…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Perfect Croatia know it's no time to be rotten against Denmark
09:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

The fourth Round-of-16 fixture takes place at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Over 44,000 will attend as Croatia battle it out with Denmark for a place in the quarterfinals. The winner will face either Spain or Russia. Croatia, along…

World Cup
World Cup last 16: 7 stars primed to make an impact
09:00 Saturday 30th June 2018

This enthralling World Cup has brought about several huge talking points. In particular the rights and wrongs of using VAR. With the tournament now approaching its business end, the excitement will only increase. Strap yourself in and enjoy…

World Cup
World Cup Group C: All the pressure on Australia against Denmark
08:30 Thursday 21st June 2018

Australia and Denmark face off in a crucial game in Group C on Thursday lunchtime. Two sides from the opposite ends of the world go head-to-head in a fixture that could decide which team makes it through into the knockout phase. The meeting…

10 crazy stats: Premier League Matchday 3
09:00 Wednesday 30th August 2017

Believe it or not, Liverpool spanking Arsenal wasn't all that happened on Premier League Matchday Three. Here are some of the more unusual events. Liverpool's 4-0 result over Arsenal surely stands out in an enthralling Premier League weekend.…

Two matches, two continents, more than two questions about VAR
11:00 Monday 28th August 2017

New ideas always draw criticism as people naturally resist change. Two matches on as many continents proved implementing VAR in football is no exception. Leading into the first of autumn's three international breaks, there were two weekend…

Peter Schmeichel dreaming of Manchester United move for his son
15:00 Saturday 24th June 2017

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has been quoted as saying it would be 'a dream' to see his son, Kasper, playing for the Red Devils in the future. Much of the early transfer talk has disappeared in recent weeks but Schmeichel could…

Premier League
Five key Premier League players who could leave their clubs
12:30 Tuesday 2nd May 2017

While the mainstream media remains focused on some impressive players' futures, a lot is still to be said for other important players who could move on more quietly than the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Antoine Griezmann.  Here's…

It's in the blood - Footballing Fathers and Sons
21:59 Tuesday 21st March 2017

Last weekend Justin Kluivert followed in the ever famous footsteps of his father Patrick and scored his first goal for Ajax at just 17 years of age. All be it not quite the feat of scoring in the Champions League final at just 18 but still…

How Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel is now one of the finest keepers in Europe
10:00 Saturday 18th March 2017

After Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel proved to be the Foxes' hero again in their 2-0 victory over Sevilla to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, we take a look at how the Dane has progressed to be one of the finest…