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What can Maurizio Sarri take from Pep Guardiola's schooling?
09:00 Friday 15th February 2019

Antonio Conte's dismissal followed by former Napoli manager, Maurizio Sarri's appointment last summer supposedly heralded a new era at Stamford Bridge. After making a name for himself playing brilliant, attractive football in the…

Premier League
What's at risk in Manchester City vs Chelsea duel?
08:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

The Premier League title race is getting more interesting by the day. But so is the fight for a top-four place. Champions League football has become for many clubs like a trophy in its own right. Just that it can’t be put in the trophy…

New Club, Same Balotelli
15:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

The deal is done. Mario Balotelli’s transfer to Olympique Marseille is complete. Where does this leave the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker? For better or for worse, he continues to make headlines. Balotelli controls the 12-yard…

Stephen Ireland starts a new chapter with Bolton Wanderers
17:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

A new beginning arises for a familiar face we have known for many years. Stephen Ireland recently signed a one-year contract with Bolton Wanderers. So does this mean a fresh start? Or will his career repeat itself? We all know Ireland…

Premier League
A tale of two Phils - How Jones and Foden epitomise their clubs
10:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

A collective groan rose around Old Trafford Tuesday night when Phil Jones trundled towards the box to take his turn in the League Cup penalty shootout against Derby County. Both teams were perfect to that point. However, perfect isn't a…

Rest Of The World
Alvaro Negredo heads to the Middle East
17:00 Saturday 22nd September 2018

We all know some players decide in to move to a foreign country in their later years. Alvaro Negredo becomes the latest example. The Spanish forward completed a free transfer from Turkish side Besiktas to Al-Nasr in the United Arab Emirates.…

Premier League
Is the cost acceptable when building from the back
09:00 Friday 14th September 2018

We've entered a new era in the beautiful game. Most teams now play with three or five in defence, changing how the game is played. The major annoyance is passing out from the back. Errors are harshly punished, begging the question…

Premier League
Premier League preview: A look at how all 20 teams are shaping up
17:00 Friday 10th August 2018

This Premier League season promises even more excitement than usual. Positive, attacking football is spreading from club to club like a disease that makes you young and invigorated. Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Fulham, Wolverhampton…

Premier League
Could Phil Foden break into the Manchester City team this season?
12:00 Monday 6th August 2018

When it comes to youth players at big clubs they are usually valued extremely preciously. Manchester City has created a quality youth system in recent times, but Eastlands hasn't really become a breeding ground for young talents. One teenager…

Premier League
Manchester City will build on this season's success
11:00 Friday 4th May 2018

Having already wrapped up the title, Manchester City need just one more win to set a new Premier League points record. The 4-1 victory over West Ham United last Sunday took the Citizens to 93 points, only two adrift of Chelsea's haul in…

Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City share similarities in Europe
12:00 Thursday 12th April 2018

Pep Guardiola has redefined English football this season. He made Manchester City play a brand never seen before. The Citizens blew all opposition away with their slick style. It was often beautiful to behold. The Etihad was a fortress.…

Capital One Cup
Arsenal's second home and Manchester City's Wembley woes
10:00 Sunday 25th February 2018

It’s ironic that a ground so recently steeped in Arsenal success is now home to their arch rival. The fact remains  Arsenal have won trophies at Wembley. Tottenham haven’t. Manchester City is Sky Blue rather than Lillywhite,…

Premier League
Tale of the window: Manchester
10:30 Wednesday 31st January 2018

The two top clubs in the country battling it out for a want-away Arsenal forward. This time he was Chilean rather than Dutch. Same result, though. Still it's impossible to see Manchester City relinquishing its grip on the 2017/18 Premier…

Premier League
Equal Time: Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United: Who wins?
11:00 Sunday 21st January 2018

Alexis Sanchez looks to have finally found what he's been searching for. Has it really been trophies, though? The Chilean's saga has been the main transfer headline for the past week across all football outlets. The drama has been…

European Football
5 teams that gave their fans the best Christmas gift
08:30 Tuesday 26th December 2017

Christmas allows footballers and fans alike to unwind and spend time with family members. Not in England, but generally speaking Football differs from Christmas in that it's usually better to receive than give gifts, as any defender who's…