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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…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim is not right for Manchester United
09:00 Monday 15th October 2018

After four years at AS Monaco’s helm, Leonardo Jardim was formally relieved of his managerial duties last week. For all the hipsters, gamers and revolutionaries in football and social media circles, his availability represented the perfect…

Premier League
5 potential Jose Mourinho replacements at Manchester United
08:00 Saturday 29th September 2018

Manchester United Football Club finds themselves in a predicament. Third-season syndrome is well and truly kicking in for Jose Mourinho. Do the Old Trafford hierarchy stick or twist? The self-proclaimed Special One has seemingly fallen out…

France
Ligue 1 Preview: Can anyone hang with Paris Saint-Germain?
08:00 Friday 10th August 2018

As expected, Paris Saint-Germain dominated Ligue 1 last season, winning the title with five games to spare. Opponents have it all to do to catch the champions.  Lyon, Monaco and Marseille are expected to put up a stronger challenge…

Premier League
Make or break for Chelsea's academy
12:00 Monday 11th June 2018

Chelsea Football Club is facing a significant amount of turmoil, namely billionaire owner Roman Abramovich's potential departure. At this time, then, it's imperative the Blues appreciate and utilise valued assets. The key one being…

Champions League
The 3 best and worst managers in the Champions League this season
08:00 Wednesday 6th June 2018

The 2017/18 season is over with the FIFA World Cup approaching. However, this campaign has been an exciting one filled with memorable moments; most especially where managers are concerned. We've witnessed tactical genius, alongside…

Premier League
Why it's no time for Chelsea to panic
08:30 Saturday 7th April 2018

By now it has been well established that Chelsea are having a sub-par season. Hope for a late-season comeback has been replaced by indifference towards the team's failures. However, despite significant losses to Burnley and West Ham,…

Champions League
Defensive frailty cost Monaco in Europe
11:00 Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Monaco was only two games away from the Champions League final last season. Leonardo Jardim's team captivated the entire continent with their hedonistic brand of attacking football. But that seems like an eternity ago. This season, horrendous…