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Football
When will football stop ignoring Erik Ten Hag?
17:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

Ajax were football's surprise package in 2019/20. Making the Round of 16 seemed fair for the Dutch giants who were thought to be more focussed on reclaiming the Eredivisie title from PSV Eindhoven. Observers were willing to grant they were…

Managerial News
End times for Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs?
12:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is the longest-serving Premier League top-six manager. Among all 20 gaffers, only Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe claim seniority. But the 2019/20 campaign's early days are riddled…

Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola playing mind games with Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool?
12:00 Friday 27th September 2019

Following a busy midweek with highlights aplenty in the Carabao Cup, focus returns to Premier League action this weekend, as Liverpool and Manchester City continue their battle for supremacy. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp's rivalry…

Premier League
Wan-Bissaka's game lacks dimension
08:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

In the 2019/20 Premier League season’s early doors, Manchester United fans went a bit overboard in their appreciation for new right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. It cannot be argued that the 21-year-old’s defending stood out. His positioning…

Champions League
2019/20 Champions League Preview
08:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

In a throwback to the days of the British Empire, the Premier League dominated the football map in May and June, sending four clubs to the Champions and Europa League finals. Tonight, the rest of the world finally has a chance to answer the…

Italy
Will Bobby Duncan sink or swim at Fiorentina?
09:00 Sunday 8th September 2019

He’s been compared to Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney and Robbie Fowler, attracted interest from Manchester United and Lazio and caused a media storm. Now Bobby Duncan leaves Anfield, joining Fiorentina after weeks of speculation and renewed…

Premier League
Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

Premier League
Who are the Premier League transfer window moneymakers?
08:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

The transfer window is intended to sign players who can improve a club. To use it for any other purpose invites derision. Fans will tell you a club that doesn't spend is either too small or lacks ambition. Developing and selling on…

Premier League
Should Liverpool have taken the summer off?
09:01 Tuesday 13th August 2019

While the rest of the Premier League hustled and bustled this summer to bring in new players and add to their squad, Liverpool were largely silent. Content with the squad after Champions League success, Jurgen Klopp decided no new big additions…

Premier League
On Liverpool and the Tao of the Transfer Window
19:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

The former United States President, Theodore Roosevelt was a man of action. He both embodied and endorsed aggressive behaviour. Before becoming President, he resigned as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, recruited a motley collection of cowboys,…

Champions League
Britannia Rules the Super Cup
08:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

English football fans are abuzz about Premier League teams annexing both European trophies. Some forget there's a third. At summer's end, the Champions and Europa League winners will meet at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul for the UEFA…

Italy
Domenico Berardi to Liverpool? Too little, too late
17:00 Friday 17th May 2019

When reports broke this week that Italian forward Domenico Berardi expressed a desire to move to Premier League heavyweights Liverpool, Reds fans had a good old laugh. In 2015, at 21-years-old, Berardi was a popular commodity. There…

Champions League
Football owes Liverpool an apology
08:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019

Forget the world, I owe Liverpool Football Club an apology. Earlier in the week, I questioned whether they were cursed by their association with LeBron James. A supremely talented squad, they appeared poised to come up short in a big moment…

Premier League
Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

Champions League
Guardiola can't wake from recurring Champions League nightmare
12:00 Friday 19th April 2019

Most people forget Ashton Kutcher’s attempts at serious acting. When it comes to Butterfly Effect, I can’t. The 2004 thriller about a college student who repeatedly travels back in time to make a better future only to…