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Why has Thomas Lemar failed to shine at Atletico Madrid?
17:00 Saturday 11th January 2020

Thomas Lemar was nowhere to be found as Atletico Madrid secured a rare 3-2 win over Barcelona in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday. It's a real fall from grace when a player that was once tipped to rise to the very top…

Womens Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Nine ladies playing
08:01 Sunday 29th December 2019

On the ninth day of football, UEFA gave to me Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City…

France
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Three French clubs
08:00 Monday 23rd December 2019

On the third day of football, UEFA gave to me Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures,…

France
Can Leonardo Jardim maintain Monaco's resurrection?
09:01 Friday 20th December 2019

AS Monaco looked dead and buried last season as the club remained rooted to the relegation zone. A change of managers did nothing to solve the problem. If anything, it made the situation worse. The Principality outfit hierarchy realised…

France
Andre Villas-Boas giving Marseille a new lease of life
12:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Andre Villas-Boas has come an extremely long way from his time at Porto where he enjoyed his breakthrough as a manager. He led the Portuguese giants to an undefeated 2010–11 season in the Primeira Liga, winning four trophies…

France
Should Samuel Umtiti return to Lyon?
09:00 Friday 29th November 2019

Supporters who followed Barcelona's 2017/2018 campaign had to come away feeling that Samuel Umtiti was the missing piece that would fit the Blaugrana defence for years to come. The Frenchman partnered with Gerard Pique that well. He…

France
What has gone wrong with Olympique Lyon?
17:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

The season is heading towards the midway point. Many clubs will be happy when they reflect on how they fared in the first phase of the campaign. Others will be biting their fingernails. French giants, Olympique Lyon belong in the second category.…

Premier League
Contemplating life without Manchester United
08:01 Tuesday 5th November 2019

It’s said you shouldn’t leave a job before finding a new one. What about a football club? Some time ago, I wrote that I could no longer support Manchester United if the club was sold to Mohamed bin Salman al Saud, the Crown Prince…

France
Can Nantes outshoot Ligue 1's big guns?
12:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

Every season comes with its surprise packages, including this one. Freiburg surpasses expectations early on in the Bundesliga. Leicester City recalls their 2015/16 fairy tale despite Liverpool and Manchester City's dominance.…

France
Can Rudi Garcia revitalise Lyon?
09:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

It was always going to be a tall order expecting Sylvinho to come up with the goods in charge of a club with Lyon's stature. The Brazilian had paid his dues, learning as an assistant at Cruzeiro and Inter Milan under Roberto Mancini.…

Premier League
Will Moussa Dembele solve Manchester United's striker problems?
09:00 Wednesday 16th October 2019

There’s no doubt that Manchester United are in dire need of a new striker to push them higher up the league table. Marcus Rashford isn't delivering the goods as the main man up front while Anthony Martial is having…

France
Should PSG faithful forgive Neymar?
12:00 Monday 16th September 2019

The biggest saga of the summer transfer window only fell short of the original transaction's sensationalism when a deal failed to materialise. Having left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, Neymar finally returned…

Champions League
Women’s Champions League R32 2019/20 Preview
08:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

The Champions League Round of 32? If you think that sounds wrong, you may be more sexist than you thought. The women do things a little differently than the men. The group stage takes place in the qualification stage. Ten groups of four clubs…

Premier League
Should Manchester United have any Memphis Depay regret?
19:01 Monday 9th September 2019

Manchester United and regret is becoming an increasingly growing combination. The Red Devils hold disappointment in having to part ways with two top-class managers, while several elite players have entered through the Old Trafford doors…

France
How will Kylian Mbappe's injury affect Paris Saint-Germain?
17:00 Friday 30th August 2019

A glance at the numbers will reveal just why Kylian Mbappe has become such hot property for Paris Saint-German. The 20-year-old scored an astonishing 33 goals in 29 league appearances last season - to fire the club to yet another league title.…