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A League
Is Robbie Fowler ready for the A-League challenge?
08:00 Friday 11th October 2019

On Sunday, Brisbane Roar kick off their Hyundai A-League with a trip to Perth Glory. For new boss Robbie Fowler, the opportunity to manage has been a long time coming. In recent years, interest in the Leeds and Bristol Rovers positions was…

Premier League
Have Liverpool already ended the Premier League title race?
19:00 Thursday 10th October 2019

At the season's start, the overwhelming opinion was clear. Manchester City would look to defend their title with the only realistic challenge coming from European champions, Liverpool. Some touted Tottenham Hotspur as an outside chance…

Champions League
Is Raheem Sterling Manchester City's MVP?
08:00 Friday 4th October 2019

When Pep Guardiola moved to Manchester City three seasons ago, long-suffering fans anticipated good times. His success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich promised as much. But not even the most optimistic Sky Blue fan could dream their…

Football
Why the FIFPro World XI continues to annoy everyone
12:00 Tuesday 1st October 2019

Among the most prestigious accolades a footballer can receive is to be named among the FIFPro World XI. Sadly, not many players ever get to receive that honour. It explains why footballers and fans become highly incensed when a player…

Premier League
Is Gunners visit to Old Trafford a Premier League Top-6 eulogy?
17:01 Monday 30th September 2019

Yuval Noah Harari impressed the world as a historian with his book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. He then flexed his philosophical muscle with Homo Deus, in which he discussed humankind’s future [hopefully not so brief]. …

Managerial News
End times for Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs?
12:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is the longest-serving Premier League top-six manager. Among all 20 gaffers, only Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe claim seniority. But the 2019/20 campaign's early days are riddled…

Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola playing mind games with Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool?
12:00 Friday 27th September 2019

Following a busy midweek with highlights aplenty in the Carabao Cup, focus returns to Premier League action this weekend, as Liverpool and Manchester City continue their battle for supremacy. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp's rivalry…

Premier League
Is it finally Liverpool's year?
19:01 Tuesday 24th September 2019

'This is their year' is a longstanding jibe often used to poke fun at Liverpool fans. Although Virgil van Dijk finished as runner-up at last night's FIFA's 'Best' awards ceremony, the Red half of Merseyside is loving…

Germany
Will Coutinho be Bayern's difference-maker?
08:01 Tuesday 24th September 2019

Liverpool fans can still recall memories of Philippe Coutinho keeping them on their feet with his magical performances. The Brazilian's silky displays won him many admirers while at Anfield. Barcelona was among those.   Coutinho's…

Premier League
Why Danny Ward must leave Leicester City in January
09:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

When Chelsea sold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, it was assumed they’d seek and find his replacement on English soil. With that rumour flying, Premier League clubs with good goalkeepers were put on…

Premier League
Wan-Bissaka's game lacks dimension
08:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

In the 2019/20 Premier League season’s early doors, Manchester United fans went a bit overboard in their appreciation for new right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. It cannot be argued that the 21-year-old’s defending stood out. His positioning…

Premier League
Is it Firmino's turn to be Liverpool MVP in 2019/20?
12:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

When Jurgen Klopp opted against signing a new striker in the summer, he received groans from Liverpool fans. Of course, demanding an added layer to their near perfection, perhaps a top-quality frontman would give the German leverage…

Italy
Has Carlo Ancelotti flipped the script at Napoli?
19:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Napoli put high-flying Liverpool to the sword in the Champions League this week. The 2-0 result surprised the many who view the Reds as untouchable after last season's success. Until the final whistle in Madrid, however, the Merseysiders…

Europa League
What’s Arsenal’s best route back to Europe’s top table?
15:00 Thursday 19th September 2019

From 1998 to 2017, under Arsene Wenger’s guidance, Arsenal held Champions League status. Ever since the Gunners have missed out. They have two pathways into Europe’s elite club competition next season: finish in the Premier League…

Champions League
Jesse Marsch living the [not so] American Dream
12:01 Wednesday 18th September 2019

Based solely on Red Bull Salzburg’s Austrian Bundesliga play this season, you may form one of two opinions about their new manager, Jesse Marsch. Perfect after seven games while scoring 34 and shipping six, you might conclude he wasn’t…