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France
Aleksandr Golovin finally on firm ground at AS Monaco
09:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Signed as the breakout star of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Aleksandr Golovin was tipped for greatness at AS Monaco. Conventional wisdom held that the principality was a brief stop on the Kaltan native's rise to the big time. His lights and…

France
What's behind Islam Slimani's revival at AS Monaco?
14:01 Sunday 29th September 2019

After two years roaming Europe, Islam Slimani finally found an abode in France. The Algerian owns a castle in the heart of Monaco. With four strikes and four assists in five matches, he is leading the new era at the Principality. What could…

France
Will Monaco return put Tiemoue Bakayoko’s career back on track?
08:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Tiemoue Bakayako moved to Chelsea two years ago after superb performances in midfield for Monaco. He featured at the Stade Louis II during a time when the French side were the main challenger to Paris Saint-Germain. He helped them beat the…

France
Can Jardim, Monaco climb the Ligue 1 mountain again?
12:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Monaco's recent history is what every prospective owner wants from a football club and everything they dread. Les Monagasques' past three campaigns under the stewardship of Dmitry Rybolovlev can be summed up as follows: Developed a…

France
Does signing Wissam Ben Yedder mean AS Monaco are ready to challenge in Ligue 1?
17:00 Saturday 17th August 2019

AS Monaco remains a team in transition. After enduring an unexpected relegation dogfight last term, the principality club aims to return to reckoning in Ligue 1. Being a selling side certainly has its consequences. That accounts for why…

France
What happened to Aleksandr Golovin at Monaco?
08:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

When Russia started the World Cup in 2018 as the lowest ranked team in the tournament (70th in the world), not much was expected. A string of poor results in friendly games heading into the competition led many to think the Russians…

Premier League
Will we see Youri Tielemans in the Premier League next season? And where?
08:00 Monday 6th May 2019

He’s been around for years but, somehow, Youri Tielemans is only 21 years old. Madness. When he first entered the European football arena as a 16-year-old wonderkid at RSC Anderlecht, he was technically gifted, physically strong and possessed…

Champions League
Can Lyon affirm Champions League spot with a win at resurgent Monaco?
17:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

Third-place Lyon are in Monaco tonight. Four points behind Lille OSC in second, three beyond arch-rivals St Etienne and Olympique de Marseille for the final Ligue 1 Champions League spot going into the weekend, Les Gones might have felt comfortable.…

Italy
Tiemoue Bakayoko enjoying AC Milan as Chelsea's midfield struggles
09:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Tiemoue Bakayoko came a long way in the last few seasons. A fan favourite in Monaco, he was a key part of the Ligue 1-conquering midfield that stunned Unai Emery's four-time defending Paris Saint-Germain champions. When the dust…

France
How Mark Twain explains AS Monaco
11:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

A good soap opera features irrationality, greed, betrayal, villains, heroes unexpected plot twists and, of course, sex. Other than the sex, AS Monaco's 2018/19 season qualifies as a soap opera.  Interloper Dimitry Rybolovlev serves…

France
AS Monaco right to sack Thierry Henry?
12:00 Tuesday 29th January 2019

To put it bluntly, Thierry Henry’s time as AS Monaco manager was a disaster. The Arsenal legend picked the wrong team for his first managerial role. Leaving the comfort of being Belgium assistant boss to salvage a side that has put its…

France
12 Days of Football 2018: Three French Clubs
08:00 Monday 24th December 2018

On the 3rd Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual year-end football soiree. Over the course of a dozen days,…

France
Is Thierry Henry warming to this manager thing?
08:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

It wasn’t so long ago AS Monaco were flying high. They defied the odds in 2017 by snatching the Ligue 1 title away from four-time-defending champions Paris Saint-Germain and making the Champions League semi-finals. Now, that seems a…

France
How Thierry Henry, AS Monaco both erred
12:00 Wednesday 14th November 2018

The new European football season is barely 100 days old. For AS Monaco those days seem like months. Don’t say you heard it here – the Principality club is presently doing a giveaway: play one match, get three points and at least…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim should eschew Manchester United for Real Madrid
12:00 Monday 15th October 2018

Maybe it’s a lingering effect from my Star Trek: The Next Generation phase. It occurred to me when I reacted positively to rumours touting deposed Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim to manage Manchester United that I put great stock in the leadership…