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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…

Premier League
Is Marcos Alonso a man on a mission at Chelsea?
12:00 Saturday 1st September 2018

Much was made of the impending changes at Chelsea this summer as Antonio Conte's reign came to an expected, yet premature end. The focus was mainly on the future of starman Eden Hazard as well as Brazilian winger Willian who drew interest…

International
Luis Enrique is the perfect manager to put Spain back where they belong
08:00 Tuesday 10th July 2018

It's said the sun always comes out after the storm. I'm not sure how that applies around midnight, but it suits the news from the RFEF after Spain's disastrous turn at the 2018 World Cup. La Roja arrived in Russia as prominent…

Managerial News
Is Carlo Ancelotti primed to manage Chelsea again?
12:00 Monday 14th May 2018

They say, that in football, that you never go back. Carlo Ancelotti, the great Italian manager that has won three Champions League titles is still out of work after being sacked by Bayern Munich back in September 2017. He has been linked to…

Premier League
Why Chelsea should find a way to keep Antonio Conte
17:00 Thursday 10th May 2018

In the last four league matches, Chelsea have found some of their old spark to reignite what was a foregone Champions League qualification race while some of their rivals have flattered to deceive. The likes of Tottenham and Liverpool, who…

Spain
Why Ernesto Valverde is the best man to take Barcelona forward
14:00 Tuesday 1st May 2018

Much has been expressed about Ernesto Valverde’s tenure at Barcelona. Both good and bad. As expected, the former Athletic Bilbao manager has experienced an eventful debut season at the Camp Nou. Yet he is handling the pressure admirably…

Spain
Why Ernesto Valverde isn't worthy of a second season at Barcelona
12:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Hiring and sacking is part of football. In fact, it somewhat dominates, adding to the game's beauty.  In 2014/15, Barcelona produced one of the greatest campaigns in history to secure the treble. Blaugrana possessed a deadly attacking…

Premier League
Arsenal must back new manager with funds
10:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Its no news that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be stepping down at the end of the season, following 22 years of meritorious service at the Emirates stadium. The 68-year-old has come under increasing scrutiny from a section of club fans…

Opinion
Is squad rotation all it's cracked up to be?
12:00 Saturday 21st April 2018

Arguably the greatest debate that has entered football over the last 20 years is in regards to squad rotation. Teams generally used to have an eleven-player side who were very much first choice, followed by a few subs. Back then,…

Premier League
Roman Abramovich has made the Chelsea job unattractive
08:00 Friday 30th March 2018

The Chelsea job has become a poisoned chalice since Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. The Chelsea owner is far more hands-on than other Premier League owners. He believes the limited budget he now sets…

Fa Cup
Would an FA Cup save Chelsea's Antonio Conte or send him off on a high?
17:00 Tuesday 20th March 2018

When Jamie Vardy scored the equaliser for Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-finals against Chelsea on Sunday, the cameras focused on Blues manager, Antonio Conte. It is football’s worst kept secret that the former Juventus manager will…

Premier League
What Antonio Conte must do to turn Chelsea’s fortunes around
10:30 Friday 2nd February 2018

Despite a good run in the Premier League for three months, Chelsea suffered an unexpected defeat at Stamford Bridge to lowly Bournemouth. It was the second time in three years the Blues have lost at home to Eddie Howe’s men. Chelsea had been…