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Premier League
Should Barcelona go all out for Aubameyang in the summer?
08:01 Monday 3rd February 2020

Winning two league titles and six trophies in less than three years would be considered a  successful period for just about any manager or football club. Not Barcelona. The Catalonian giants clearly displayed their high standards…

Premier League
Do Chelsea have a Kepa problem to solve?
15:00 Saturday 25th January 2020

There’s a goalkeeping problem brewing at Chelsea. Sure, Kepa Arizzabalaga’s tuned up Superman mode a few times to save his side this season. But his growing personal disappointments are beginning to take a toll on their campaign.…

France
Monaco and the evil that men do
17:01 Monday 30th December 2019

The rule of thumb regarding job security for managers is results. Fail to produce, even when a rash of injuries takes matters beyond your control, and you will pay when the butcher’s bill comes due. On the other hand, you should…

International
Has La Roja treated Robert Moreno fairly?
09:00 Monday 25th November 2019

The Spanish national team established themselves as one of the world’s most successful footballing nations by winning the 2008 and 2012 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup. The emergence of a ‘Golden Generation’…

Spain
Could Morata and Moreno form Spain's next great striking duo?
12:01 Thursday 21st November 2019

There’s a sense of optimism growing within the Spain national team. La Roja is playing the beautiful way which resonated with their dominance earlier in the decade. A sudden managerial change shouldn't derail that. With…

Premier League
Who understands Arsenal's need better than Patrick Vieira?
12:00 Sunday 17th November 2019

If, sorry, when Arsenal sack Unai Emery, Patrick Vieira’s appointment offers a promise no other candidate can make. When the former Gunners captain and midfield destroyer departed for Juventus, the last remaining vestige of defensive…

Premier League
Would Luis Enrique be perfect for Arsenal?
09:00 Wednesday 13th November 2019

Being a club manager is a fragile position. You only need a few poor results for the world to turn against you. Arsenal manager Unai Emery knows the feeling. The Gunners bagged just four victories from their first 11 Premier League games this…

Premier League
Equal Time: Arsenal must never hire Mourinho
09:01 Saturday 9th November 2019

When a man stays in a job for more than two decades, there should be a lasting legacy. Arsene Wenger oversaw the most successful period in Arsenal's history on and off the pitch. He won 17 trophies in total, including three Premier League…

Spain
Is Barcelona's problem in the dugout?
08:00 Saturday 28th September 2019

Barcelona ranks among European and world leaders in tourism, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, science and sport. While it jealously preserves its unique cultural heritage, the Catalunyan capital is now a cosmopolitan city. The one…

Spain
Can resurgent Santi Cazorla earn a return ticket to La Roja?
21:46 Friday 27th September 2019

When Santi Cazorla was on the road to recovery from a gruesome injury in 2016, even being able to walk - let alone kicking a football- seemed a grave challenge. After undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon which never healed…

Spain
Is Spain's new golden generation taking shape?
15:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Spain’s road to redemption has been rather treacherous. Following World Cup embarrassment last summer, Luis Enrique was brought in to steady to ship. Personal reasons forced him to leave in June. He recently revealed the tragic death…

Spain
Luis Enrique still trying to rediscover Spain
09:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

La Roja are still in transition mode. If not the FIFA World Cup disaster, then Luis Enrique’s team selection for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers served as proof. The selection announcement itself was a peculiar one he’s made a…

Spain
How can Spain boss Luis Enrique find no place for Chelsea's Marcos Alonso?
08:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

People who play Fantasy Premier League will tell you Marcos Alonso is the most expensive defender in the League. He also earns the most points (86) for a player in his position. Fantasy Premier League isn’t Football Manager. In FPL, players…

International
How Eric Dier's tackle on Sergio Ramos made us all smile
12:00 Thursday 18th October 2018

Sergio Ramos is widely regarded as football's most unscrupulous player. Whatever ethics, morality or sportsmanship he once possessed are overridden by an unwavering desire to win. He is one of the toughest opponents in the game. But on…

International
England vs Spain: The Luis Enrique era begins in Wembley
09:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Luis Enrique begins a fresh chapter in Spanish football annals after an inexplicable World Cup campaign triggered the abrupt closure of the previous. What better way than with a familiar England side in Wembley?  Enrique's situation…