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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.…

Spain
Colour blind? Fekir turns up at Betis rather than Liverpool...
12:00 Sunday 4th August 2019

Deuteranopia is more commonly known as Red-Green colour-blindness. Sufferers display an inability to differentiate between certain shades belonging to the two colours, often leading to confusion with palettes. Most cases are not severe or life-threatening.…

Transfers
Why Arsenal should sign Nabil Fekir?
15:00 Monday 8th July 2019

Arsenal has no one but themselves to blame for their downturn in form towards the end of the 2018/19 campaign. The Gunners won just once in their final five league fixtures, failing to capitalise on the constant slip-ups made by the…

Womens Football
It's Nikita Parris' time
17:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

It's common knowledge that Sergio Aguero has been firing Manchester City to success in the Premier League and English football as a whole. What is less known though is that Nikita Parris has been doing a similar job for the female Citizens…

Womens Football
Will China, Japan make the World Cup an Asian affair?
09:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

Female football has come a long way in Asia since China hosted the inaugural edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup [then referred to as the FIFA Women’s World Championship] in 1991. The China women’s football team, in…