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France
Why is Ligue 1 star-power fading?
12:01 Monday 2nd September 2019

Ligue 1 is known as a division in which its top clubs attract quality players but such stars can't stay and develop into what they want to become. This trend was thought to stop when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint…

France
2019/20 Ligue 1 preview
15:01 Friday 9th August 2019

Just like the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 has been dominated by one team. That has been the case for several years now. Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco merely interrupted Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance in…

France
Can Victor Osimhen fill Nicolas Pepe’s shoes at Lille?
12:01 Monday 5th August 2019

Nicolas Pepe has finally completed his blockbuster move to Arsenal from LOSC Lille. Understandably, some Arsenal fans are over the moon. It has been a while since there was this much buzz and belief among the Arsenal faithful. Arsene Wenger’s…

Italy
Why did AC Milan splash out on 20-year-old Rafael Leao?
09:01 Monday 5th August 2019

It isn’t unusual for European sides to throw cash around for young, raw talents. Doing so at the expense of the proven commodities sometimes raises questions. Milan not only lavished almost £32m on Rafael Leao, but Suso…

Transfers
Why Nicolas Pepe will prove the real deal for Arsenal
09:31 Tuesday 30th July 2019

Arsenal fans have been waiting with anticipation on what a crucial summer transfer window holds. Unai Emery's Gunners needed at least one top-class recruitment, although the club hierarchy only made a reported £50million available.…

Premier League
Is Nicolas Pepe right for Manchester United?
08:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

The transfer window is nearing its end and things are slowly starting to take shape. One rumour gaining traction aplenty recently, from reputed sources, is Manchester United apparently bidding upwards of £70million for Lille…

France
Is Nicolas Pepe the real deal?
12:01 Sunday 14th July 2019

From lowly beginnings with the Angers reserves, Nicolas Pepe broke into the club’s first team. He didn't impress immediately, scoring a meagre three goals in the 2016/17 campaign. But Lille saw enough promise in the young winger to…

Afcon
Ranking the top 10 AFCON stars
12:01 Friday 21st June 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations commences later today. Twenty-four countries battle it out for the prestigious trophy. Two years ago in the previous tournament, Cameroon engineered a minor upset to be crowned champions under Belgian…

Premier League
Can Liverpool keep Divock Origi?
08:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

Divock Origi wrote his name in Liverpool football folklore with a sweet strike that settled the contest in the Champions League final on Saturday night. Although Mohamed Salah gave the Merseysiders the lead from the penalty spot in the second…

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
Why Chelsea must look beyond Morata, Giroud and Higuain
09:00 Sunday 28th April 2019

That the days of Didier Drogba running the show in the Chelsea attack and scoring goals for fun are gone is the stark reality at Stamford Bridge. But the show must continue. Chelsea hit gold with Diego Costa in 2014 and the Brazil-born…

France
Is Lille for Real?
17:00 Friday 25th January 2019

The last decade has been one of mixed fortunes for Lille. From winning the double in 2011, the club has gone from the top to engaging in relegation battles over the last couple of years. It's a period that has also seen several changes…

Opinion
What's happening to Marcelo Bielsa's new Lille?
11:00 Thursday 31st August 2017

Four games into the French Ligue 1 season, Lille find themselves in far worse position than prior to Marcelo Bielsa's arrival. The Mad Scientist's latest experiment is turning to an epic failure.LOSC hasn't been the same since they won that…

Opinion
Chelsea set to hi-jack ANOTHER ‘set-in-stone’ Manchester United target
12:11 Thursday 26th January 2017

Towards the early days of the January Transfer Window highly-rated Centre-Back Victor Lindelof's proposed move to Premier League giants Manchester United looked all but done. Reports from The Daily Mail suggested at the beginning of the month…

European Football
Gervinho's Great Form At Roma No Surprise At All
19:33 Saturday 25th January 2014

When Gervinho left Arsenal and followed his former Lille boss Rudi Garcia into Roma last summer, the Giallorossi couldn't have been blamed for having reservations about the pair. Garcia, despite winning a league and cup double in 2011 was relatively…