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Scotland
Is Ryan Gauld Scotland's next star?
12:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

The modern age has done weird things to football. Heck, Robbie Savage is considered a competent pundit these days. Paying £10.00 for a pie and a soft drink at a stadium kiosk is seen as normal. Another bizarre product of the collision…

Premier League
Is Sadio Mane an heir to the Ballon d'Or?
12:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo come to mind whenever prestigious individual awards are debated. Like Godzilla and King Kong, the two goal-beasts annihilated all other footballers' stats for a decade when it came to the Ballon d'Or…

Spain
How long can Barcelona be patient with Ousmane Dembele?
17:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Barcelona's slow start to the season has everyone talking, though improved performances in the past few games are helping to regain the trust of supporters. The Blaugrana sit atop the La Liga table at the moment while already…

Spain
Has Lionel Messi taken free-kicks to another level?
08:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Everyone knows how dangerous Lionel Messi is whenever he runs at opposition defences with the ball at his feet. At 32, time isn't on his side. Pace will leave him in two or three years. Of course, that will make it all the easier to…

Spain
Winning ugly not acceptable at Barcelona
08:00 Friday 8th November 2019

When you hold to the highest standard, it's difficult to enjoy your football. Anything less than comprehensive excellence feels like a major crisis. Barcelona occupy first place both in La Liga and their Champions League group but…

Premier League
Is Raheem Sterling's form Ballon d'Or worthy?
19:01 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Last season, Manchester City's 'fourmidables' scooped every single domestic trophy on offer. Pep Guardiola's men were run close by a spirited Liverpool side, though the blue half of Manchester were the ones left celebrating…

Spain
Is Carlos Vela a viable January option for Barcelona?
12:00 Thursday 31st October 2019

Los Angeles FC superstar, Carlos Vela, has been a constant on the back pages of major newspapers over the last few days. The attacker scored twice and assisted another over the weekend, leading his side to victory against LA Galaxy…

Usa
MLS Cup: Why do they play the games?
19:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

All five major team sports in America are governed by some form of wage control. Owners would have fans believe this gives franchises in smaller markets with fewer, less lucrative revenue streams a fair chance to win trophies, that salary caps…

France
Must Mbappe leave Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ballon d'Or?
12:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When Kylian Mbappe broke the record for the youngest player to score 15 Champions League goals, it only served as a reminder of how good a player he is. It’s not every day someone breaks a record set by Messrs Lionel Messi. It takes a…

Spain
Poor away form could be Barca's undoing this season
08:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When they took to the Sinobo Stadium pitch to face Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Barcelona encountered an all too familiar problem. The Catalans struggled to impress away from home yet again. The hosts put up a resilient…

Spain
Are Messi, Suarez and Griezmann finally cooking for Barcelona?
08:01 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

It is an open secret that Barcelona struggled after Neymar departed the Nou Camp for Paris Saint Germain in 2017. Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho were brought in to replace the Brazilian. Both failed to step up in Catalonia.…

Spain
Is Lautaro Martinez the natural successor to Suarez at Barcelona?
17:01 Monday 21st October 2019

The poster boy for the Antonio Conte Inter Milan revolution has been Lautaro Martinez. As much as new-man Romelu Lukaku remains the Italian's favourite, it’s the Argentine coming up with the goods whenever the Nerazzurri…

Spain
Are De Jong, Arthur double-teaming Busquets out of Barca lineup?
12:01 Saturday 12th October 2019

Is the sun finally setting on Sergio Busquets? The defensive midfielder is the last survivor from the midfield trio who carved out a golden era at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta is playing in Japan. Xavi Hernandez is managing in Qatar. Barcelona…

Spain
Antoine Griezmann faces a hard road in Barcelona
08:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

No one expected Antoine Griezmann to end up plying his trade at Camp Nou after publicly snubbing Barcelona's interest last year. But here we are, wondering if he shouldn't have rethought his 'Decision'. The Blaugrana wasted…

Spain
Will Luis Suarez be Barca's saviour this season?
09:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

Every club dreams of starting a new season on a brilliant note. In the few games played thus far in 2019/20, several clubs presented their credentials. Others are still checking their pockets. Surprisingly, Barcelona ranks among the latter…