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Why Argentina must stick to Lionel Scaloni
17:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Argentina's managerial seat remains hot regardless who sits in it. It's like the Sword in the Stone. Everyone wants to give it a go; none prove fit to rule. If bosses don't get the sack [Sergio Batista, Edgardo Bauza, Jorge Sampaoli],…

Is a strong captain important in modern football?
12:00 Friday 5th October 2018

Leaders and motivators are tasked with picking up and dusting off their teams. Captaining a football club was once a pivotal position that seems to have lost its significance. The position remains important; contemporary players don't…

Can Barcelona end 11-day nightmare?
09:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

In modern football, clubs are never far from a crisis. The bigger they are, the closer to impending doom. As one of the world's biggest, Barcelona understand more than most. Even failing to win in style is often enough for the vultures…

Are Barcelona, Lionel Messi on a revenge mission?
12:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Lionel Messi was sensationally snubbed for both the UEFA and FIFA Best Player shortlists. Not considered one of the world's top three talents, the Barcelona maestro's absence is no longer news. What is interesting, however, is his reaction.…

Equal Time: Argentina must start preparing for life without Lionel Messi
09:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Football is a team sport. Eleven players must beat with one heart. Playing as a single unit is required to fully protect the badge on the chest. Argentina sees things differently. La Albiceleste's lone strategy for the past decade ha been…

FIFA FIFPro World XI: Which players merit selection?
09:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

In the footballing galaxy, September is defined by three events; international window, Champions League and FIFA Best Awards. Of the trio, it can be argued the latter is most eagerly anticipated. Over the past decade, attempting to oust…

Why Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi should be in FIFA Awards final three
09:00 Monday 10th September 2018

As the FIFA best player award approaches, it is curious to see who will be given the top prize. World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi, who led Barcelona to the double, were both ignored. The shortlist of the top three players…

Is Luis Suarez in steady decline at Barcelona?
09:00 Thursday 30th August 2018

In 2015/16, Luis Suarez notched 40 league goals. It was the first time in almost a decade someone not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo reached that threshold. The Uruguayan's tally dropped to 29 the following campaign. Four disappeared…

Is La Liga becoming a one-man race?
09:00 Friday 17th August 2018

Among Europe's top five Leagues, La Liga is widely regarded as the best. UEFA disagrees at the moment, but that isn't the argument I want to make. Alright, if you insist. Spanish teams have dominated the Champions League for the…

Who is leading the 2018 Ballon d'Or race
15:00 Saturday 28th July 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has given players an extra chance to impress football lovers and fans. Some took their opportunity extremely well, while others fell by the waist-side. With the year already halfway complete, it's time to take a…

El Clasico won’t be fun without Ronaldo and Messi rivalry
08:00 Monday 16th July 2018

The football world was in total shock when Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Portuguese’s exit from the Santiago Bernabeu ends a golden age of El Classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Ronaldo thanked Real supporters…

Eden Hazard to Barcelona is perfect for both parties
08:30 Sunday 15th July 2018

Following Belgium's exit from the World Cup, transfer rumours surfaced again involving Eden Hazard. This time, Real Madrid wasn't the interested party. It was their arch-rivals, FC Barcelona. It's the perfect deal for both…

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Why always us? Pogba and Messi don’t deserve singling out for France and Argentina
12:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

According to Collins’ Dictionary, football is a game played by two teams of eleven players using a round ball. Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi might question the team part of that description. The France and Argentina internationals…

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Sampaoli or Messi: Who will become Argentina's scapegoat?
08:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Argentina have dug themselves a big hole. A round of 16 place is not guaranteed after they drew to Iceland and lost to Croatia. It's not even do-or-die for Los Gauchos. They must win the game against Nigeria with a bigger goal difference…

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Cesc Fabregas says Lionel Messi is better because he isn't
15:30 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Hypothetical situation. Your partner comes home from work in a foul mood and doesn't want to talk. Eventually, you tease out the problem. The main rival at work has been given the promotion your partner desperately wanted. Maybe the rival…

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