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Premier League
Have attacking full-backs become the recipe for success in the Premier League?
09:00 Thursday 7th November 2019

Football, like humanity, has evolved. The beautiful game is now mingled with technological advances, resulting in unique tactics, giving it a competitive edge like never before. Similarly, the Premier League has also seen a surge in its competitiveness.…

England National Team
Why Gareth Southgate should revert to an England back five
17:01 Monday 14th October 2019

On Friday night, England lost their first qualifying match in over a decade. Gareth Southgate's men were well-beaten by a Czech Republic side who certainly deserved all three points, timing-wise, it couldn't have been worse…

Premier League
Does Pep Guardiola need to take emergency measures at centre-back?
08:01 Sunday 15th September 2019

When a club spends £150-200 million or more on players in each and every summer transfer window it’s difficult to feel sorry for them if they are hampered by a single player’s absence. Aymeric Laporte’s knee injury will…

Premier League
Can Laporte injury help Manchester City?
17:01 Thursday 5th September 2019

Manchester City have enjoyed anything but an inauspicious start to their Premier League title defence. They’re unbeaten and should’ve been leading the table; but for a VAR intervention against Tottenham Hotspur. However,…

Premier League
Will central defence cost Manchester City the title?
17:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Back-to-back Premier League champions, Manchester City secured the title by 19 points in 2017/18 and a narrow one point last season. Pep Guardiola’s team is predominantly built on a free-flowing, devastating attack yet defensive competence…

Premier League
2019/20 Manchester City Premier League preview
19:00 Thursday 8th August 2019

That Pep Guardiola has created a monster in Manchester is no longer news. What remains unknown is how much more the team can accomplish. After spending over £300million in two seasons to rebuild the ageing City squad, the Catalan-born…

Transfers
Joao Cancelo: The latest sign that Guardiola is never satisfied
09:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Manchester City don't mess around when it's transfer season. The Cityzens have been known for their planning and execution, specialising in player transfers. The hierarchy at the Etihad Stadium is exploring another such…

Spain
Will Kieran Trippier be a hit with Atletico Madrid?
09:00 Saturday 20th July 2019

Under Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur developed into a stable that supplies top European clubs with superstars. Gareth Bale. Luka Modric. Kyle Walker. and now Kieran Trippier. The England right-back joined Tottenham from Burnley in…

International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

England National Team
The hole in the middle of Southgate's England squad
17:00 Friday 7th June 2019

What is it about England and semi-finals, eh? The Three Lions had the opportunity to end their last four hoodoo in the UEFA Nations League last night, but once again, after starting well, England predictably handed it to their opponents on…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

Premier League
Tottenham's tested patience finally rewarded with new White Hart Lane
09:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

The new White Hart Lane finally opened over the international break. Expect Tottenham to play their next home game at the freshly minted ground. Spurs anticipated opening the ground midway through the 2017/18 season, then to open this…

Managerial News
Guardiola can stay positive while developing a Plan B
12:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

The Premier League enters the 2018/19 lightning round. Only ten games remain for most teams. Preoccupied with FA Cup action, Chelsea and Brighton each have 11. Rumour has it they will play each other to fall back in line with everyone else.…

Premier League
Kyle Walker, Liverpool and the Premier League's dying sense of humour
17:00 Tuesday 5th February 2019

In the long list of title race mistakes, Kyle Walker’s tweet is unlikely to win any awards. Compared to Kevin Keegan’s raving or Rafa Benitez’s 'facts' it wasn’t even very entertaining. Manchester City fans lapped…

Premier League
Why Liverpool were right to throw money at the problem
12:00 Saturday 11th August 2018

After years of reluctance, Liverpool have registered their place among top clubs willing to dominate the transfer window. During the silly season, there is always one club much sillier than the rest. Quite often, it's Real Madrid but…