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Premier League
How can Tanguy Ndombele redeem himself at Spurs?
19:01 Monday 16th March 2020

Tanguy Ndombele’s signing initially felt a real coup for Tottenham Hotspur. Clinching a highly-rated midfielder from the grasp of multiple European rivals helped Daniel Levy flex his influence. After a breakthrough campaign at Lyon, the…

Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho's criticism of Tanguy Ndombele justified?
17:02 Monday 9th March 2020

Tanguy Ndombele turned heads with his performances for Lyon last season. The 23-year-old was a mainstay in the club’s midfield, putting forth strong outings in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Naturally, that led to links in…

Spain
Is Nabil Fekir wasting time at Real Betis?
17:01 Monday 24th February 2020

Barcelona's new signing Martin Braithwaite joked that he would not wash his jersey after embracing Lionel Messi. Not used to playing with the best, it's understandable that the former Middlesbrough man feels that way. But Messi, exceptional…

Champions League
Can Tottenham cope with rampant RB Leipzig in the Champions League?
17:01 Wednesday 19th February 2020

The last time Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur squared up against German opposition in the Champions League was in December. The English side was humbled 3-1 by Bayern Munich. But the self-proclaimed Special One, in his usual style, played…

Womens Football
Can Asisat Oshoala become the world's best?
12:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

In 2014, Asisat Oshoala announced herself to the world. The Nigeria women’s under-20 football team presented the young sensation with a golden opportunity to turn out for her country, while the 2014 FIFA Under-20 World Cup offered…

Premier League
Can Alexandre Lacazette end his barren spell?
12:01 Monday 27th January 2020

Alexandre Lacazette is a player known for the occasional strop during matches, often when being substituted. During the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United, the Frenchman threw yet another act of frustration after being hauled off for…

Transfers
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.…