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Champions League
Why Juventus are Champions League favourites
09:00 Friday 7th December 2018

It's a running joke in football. Play Juventus in the Champions League final and you're guaranteed to win. The Old Lady suffers more agony in Champions League and European Cup finals than any other club, most notably losing two…

Football
Will Harry Kane have to leave Tottenham to find success?
15:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When Mauricio Pochettino joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013, hopes were high among the Spurs faithful that this would finally be the turn in their fortunes. Not only was the Argentine renowned for taking so-called “smaller…

Reviews
Film Review: Take The Ball, Pass The Ball
17:00 Monday 19th November 2018

In this film, Graham Hunter, a Spanish football expert, takes us on a short hop back in time to a decade ago in Catalonia. Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets were fresh faces in the Barcelona team with Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry,…

Spain
Is Barcelona's defence a real concern?
09:00 Thursday 15th November 2018

FC Barcelona, a club rich in history where superstars create moments of magic. Barca's magic again sees them leading La Liga but they are facing an odd issue. The Blaugrana leak goals far too often. That's unusual for a side and manager…

Spain
What decline? Luiz Suarez's recent surge proves there is plenty left in the tank
09:00 Monday 12th November 2018

Luis Suarez had been written off by many before the season started. After being accused of declining because of his age, Barcelona fans wanted a replacement. Inter Milan’s high-flying Mauro Icardi was atop the list to follow in the misfiring…

Spain
Has the absence of Messi and Ronaldo watered down El Clasico?
12:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

The first El Clasico of the season is upon us. There is, however, something unique about Spain's most anticipated game this time around. This will be the first El Clasico in over a decade that will see both Lionel Messi and Cristiano…

Spain
Barcelona can cope without Lionel Messi for El Clasico
08:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Saturday wasn’t a great day for El Clasico. In the afternoon, Real Madrid continued their impotent run until the 73rd minute against Levante, the squad losing the match 2-1, the RM board losing further faith in manager Julen Lopetegui.…

International
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],…

Football
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…

Spain
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…

Spain
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.…

International
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…

International
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…

Opinion
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…

Spain
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…

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