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Premier League
Other than VVD and Raheem, PFA Player of the Year Award is a farce
12:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Virgil van Dijk will be crowned as the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday and deservedly so. The Dutchman has transformed into the world’s best centre back over this season, turning Liverpool from also-rans into serious title contenders…

Premier League
How Mauricio Pochettino's Champions League success was spurred by Premier League rivals
12:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Like Ajax in the Netherlands, Tottenham has surprised most people by reaching the Champions League semi-final. But even though Spurs are not fighting for the title like their next opponent in the Champions League is doing, the domestic campaign…

Premier League
Are you ready for all-England Champions and Europa League finals?
17:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The stage is set for the final four in both the Champions and Europa League. Four of the Premier League's top six reached this level. The two Manchester sides fell in the Champions League quarterfinal. Among Arsenal, Chelsea,…

Premier League
Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

Afcon
How will a summer AFCON affect African Premier League players?
15:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

When the Premier League season concludes, many African players must join their national team to prepare for the African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The biannual event, formerly hosted in the winter, shifted to a summer schedule to accommodate…

Champions League
Can Ajax and Barca's renewed love affair survive a honeymoon in Madrid?
12:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

If there is one god, She fancies herself a playwright.  The life she scripts for us is filled with comedy and drama. Two of the funniest jokes in the world are that Donald Trump declared himself a presidential candidate and David Cameron…

Champions League
Tottenham deserving of Champions League progression
08:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

The Champions League is renowned for producing classic matches that make for exciting viewing anytime, anywhere. The 2005 final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, involving Liverpool and AC Milan quickly comes to mind. Barcelona's…

Champions League
Guardiola can't wake from recurring Champions League nightmare
12:00 Friday 19th April 2019

Most people forget Ashton Kutcher’s attempts at serious acting. When it comes to Butterfly Effect, I can’t. The 2004 thriller about a college student who repeatedly travels back in time to make a better future only to…

Premier League
What is a Premier League goal worth?
12:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Goals win games; defence wins titles. Recently, the adage metamorphosed into an argument on how to play the game rather than the intended lesson in maintaining a proper tactical balance. Keeping clean sheets is important. Opponents can’t…

Premier League
Predicting the Premier League's title run-in
10:13 Thursday 18th April 2019

Another scintillating midweek of Champions League football is in the books. For Premier League table-toppers Liverpool a date with FC Barcelona awaits. Manchester City, on the other hand, was dumped from Europe's premier competition in…

Premier League
Alphabet Soup: Should VVD be PFA POTY?
21:25 Thursday 11th April 2019

With four games remaining in their season, Liverpool hold a two-point advantage over Manchester City, who have five to play. In short, even if the Reds run the table, City must drop points for the Merseysiders to finally claim the crown in…

Champions League
Underdogs under more pressure in Champions League
09:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

Even though any team with a ticket ranked among the bosses in their domestic league in the season just past, Champions League isn’t a literal term. It’s a competition for the big clubs. Juggernauts are tipped to win the trophy every…

Premier League
What will be in Liverpool's bottle when the Premier League title is decided?
08:00 Monday 8th April 2019

A week into April, the race for the Premier League title enters the final stretch. For neutrals, it's interesting. For Liverpool fans, the word is worrisome. The Reds hold a two-point advantage over Manchester City after playing one more…

Spain
Is Lionel Messi holding Barcelona's future hostage?
08:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Watching Barcelona play without Lionel Messi is like watching Connor McGregor fight with one hand tied behind his back. Unlike Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca are set up to succeed without their Argentine maestro. The club spend…

Premier League
Is it time for Liverpool to sell Adam Lallana this summer?
09:00 Friday 5th April 2019

Adam Lallana could be on his way out of Liverpool this summer, with the midfielder struggling for fitness and playing time over the last two seasons. The Englishman has almost become a forgotten man at Anfield, such has been his lack of appearances,…