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Fa Cup
Can Watford rain on Manchester City's treble parade?
08:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Due to their dominance, Manchester City head into the FA Cup final as overwhelming favourites to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. Pep Guardiola’s oil-rich Citizens claimed the Carabao Cup in February with penalty-shootout success…

European Football
Where Next for Bruno Fernandes?
15:00 Monday 13th May 2019

There are fewer hotter commodities than the Portuguese international. Still, with years in the tank, Bruno Fernandes enjoyed a statistical delight of a season. Goals in every competition, assists everywhere, he’s the Sporting CP MVP,…

Premier League
Will we see Youri Tielemans in the Premier League next season? And where?
08:00 Monday 6th May 2019

He’s been around for years but, somehow, Youri Tielemans is only 21 years old. Madness. When he first entered the European football arena as a 16-year-old wonderkid at RSC Anderlecht, he was technically gifted, physically strong and possessed…

Premier League
Is Liverpool braced for a clean sweep of PFA awards?
09:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Not since the 2013/14 season have two players from the same team hit 20 goals or more in a single campaign. In that campaign, it was Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge who achieved the feat. Unfortunately, their efforts couldn't…

Premier League
Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

Champions League
Tottenham deserving of Champions League progression
08:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

The Champions League is renowned for producing classic matches that make for exciting viewing anytime, anywhere. The 2005 final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, involving Liverpool and AC Milan quickly comes to mind. Barcelona's…

Features
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…

France
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…

Championship
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…