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Premier League
Will Leroy Sane’s injury hurt Manchester City and Bayern?
12:00 Tuesday 13th August 2019

For the third year running, a key Manchester City player picked up a long-term injury before the Premier League campaign began. Leroy Sane is the latest to suffer such ordeal. The winger was injured 12 minutes into the Community Shield…

Premier League
Does AFCON success guarantee Riyad Mahrez more involvement at Manchester City?
09:00 Saturday 27th July 2019

When asked to name the top African footballers on the planet, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane quickly spring to mind. The Liverpool duo deserves recognition for their exploits at both the club and international levels. Riyad Mahrez tends…

European Football
Everton Soares' Copa America performance opened UEFA doors
17:00 Saturday 13th July 2019

Major tournaments make for the best shop windows. The World Cup, Euros and Copa America all have global appeal. The African Cup of Nations is growing more influential. A relatively unknown player at a comparatively small club can attract…

Transfers
Why Bayern Munich must sign Leroy Sane
09:01 Sunday 7th July 2019

Bayern Munich wisely planned ahead in view of Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery both bidding farewell. The club's management settled on Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry. Still, the Bavarians require another winger this summer in order to fully…

Germany
How will Bayern Munich spend their summer?
08:00 Monday 10th June 2019

When it was announced that Niko Kovac will be taking over from Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich manager in April last year, many were sceptical about the Croatian’s appointment. Largely because he's inexperienced at the top level. Fast…

Premier League
How will Manchester City spend their summer?
15:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Manchester City is fresh from securing a domestic treble. A quadruple if counting the Community Shield. After strolling to last season’s Premier League title, finishing with a 19-point advantage, the Citizens had to show greater resolve…

Transfers
5 young punks: Should they stay or should they go?
15:00 Friday 31st May 2019

Most music critics will tell you the Sex Pistols and the Clash are punk’s two fundamental icons. Sid Vicious and co were entirely anarchistic and thus couldn’t hold it together on a musical, professional or personal level. Joe Strummer…

European Football
Are European heavyweights intimidated by Manchester City's rise?
12:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

It's no longer news that Manchester City made history in the close season by making a clean sweep of all the silverware available in the English top flight. From the Community Shield to the League Cup, the Premier League title to the FA…

Premier League
Should Manchester City part ways with Leroy Sane?
09:00 Tuesday 14th May 2019

Several heroes have emerged from Manchester City’s extraordinary success in the Premier League this season. Winning the title back-to-back is no mean feat. Kevin De Bruyne led the way as the side’s best player last term. He was…

International
Jogi Low making amends for Die Mannschaft collapse
08:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Recovery isn’t an easy process. Jogi Low began working his 12 steps after the World Cup debacle. At first it went smoothly. He admitted he was powerless over football’s changing nature, that the German squad who won the 2014 World…

Champions League
Job one for Guardiola: Don't let Schalke romp go to players' heads
12:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Pep Guardiola described Manchester City as teenagers in the Champions League. Managers play mind games to motivate players but they can also be brutally honest. Whichever it was in this case, the Sky Blues remain outsiders in the competition…

Premier League
Why it's time to admit Raheem Sterling is world class
12:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

Tell the average Premier League fan that Raheem Sterling is world class and it will be met with derision. The Manchester City winger splits opinion. Most doubt his quality, as they do with players such as Romelu Lukaku and Mesut Ozil.…

Champions League
Depay still walking on Memphis
17:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Upon his return to England’s North West, Memphis Depay attempted to say all the right things. In doing so, he came off a bit like Christian Bale and Liam Neeson in Batman Begins. You know, as if he still doesn’t pay attention to…

International
France vs Germany: Tricky test awaits both in Nations League opener
09:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

France's recent World Cup winners were greeted to a heroic welcome at their Clairefontaine training base this week. It's now time to move on, though. The new season has already begun. International breaks are never too far behind.  …

Premier League
Manchester City will only get better when Leroy Sane, Riyad Mahrez get their chance
15:00 Saturday 1st September 2018

Manchester City were breathtaking last term. Leroy Sane was an integral figure, growing, learning, improving under Pep Guardiola's tutelage. Imagine my surprise when the German hasn't started in a Premier League game this term... Sure,…