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Premier League
Not the best week for Premier League goalkeepers
08:01 Friday 13th March 2020

How many times have you heard it said goalkeepers are a breed apart? It isn’t a lie. The game's last line of defence exerts tremendous pressure. No one minds your back when you fluff your lines. The ball nestles in the back of the…

Spain
Can Reinier help Zinedine Zidane in La Liga title race?
19:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

Real Madrid continued their hunt for the next Brazilian superstar with the capture of Reinier Jesus in January. The 18-year-old joined Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes who moved to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer. The latter duo has since…

Premier League
Is Leicester's Champions League qualification at risk?
10:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

While the Premier League title is sealed by Liverpool, the race for European spots is heating up. Manchester City sit comfortably in second place. Leicester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United, Tottenham…

Champions League
Can Anfield's 12th man propel Liverpool to Champions League quarters?
13:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

The power of Anfield! Many European top teams have bowed to it. Some have fallen down flat before it. There's a long history of that, but the scariest part is, it's getting even more powerful. Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real…

Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

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
Why Zinedine Zidane won't drop Karim Benzema
15:01 Sunday 8th March 2020

Karim Benzema has not scored a goal for Real Madrid in his last 12 appearances in all competitions. That's a damning statistic for a striker expected to be the focal point of attack in one of the best club's in the world. Although his…

Fa Cup
Turns out Solskjaer can use a flat track bully after all
09:00 Sunday 8th March 2020

For those who remain fervently #LUHG and by extension #OleOut, one of two things will happen in this afternoon’s Manchester Derby, guaranteed. Either Manchester United will scratch out a result to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘extreme…

Transfers
Is Erling Haaland’s exit proving too costly for RB Salzburg?
17:00 Thursday 5th March 2020

RB Salzburg had little or no chance of holding on to Erling Braut-Haaland after the teenager's exploits this season. But the club may be regretting letting him go in the middle of the campaign. The reigning Austrian champions were on course…

Transfers
Will new acquisition Yan Couto fulfil potential at Manchester City?
17:00 Wednesday 4th March 2020

Manchester City announced the acquisition of young Brazilian full-back Yan Couto, as the team prepared to take on Aston Villa in the League Cup last Sunday. The highly-rated 17-year-old, who has been compared to Dani Alves, is expected to be…

Spain
Would Bernardo Silva be a good fit for FC Barcelona?
12:00 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

The Premier League gave us an interesting title race last season. Liverpool and Manchester City took the battle down to the wire. Pep Guardiola's men came out on top with 98 points, edging out the men from Merseyside by just a point to…

Germany
Mikel Oyarzabal: A cheaper Sane alternative for Bayern?
08:00 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Bayern Munich’s chase for Leroy Sane continues in 2020. Rigorous negotiations took place between Manchester City and the Bavarian's last summer, though no deal was reached. City’s asking price skyrocketed as they were not willing…

Germany
Is Achraf Hakimi giving Trent Alexander-Arnold a run for his money?
12:00 Sunday 1st March 2020

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been widely praised for his output for the soon-to-be-crowned Premier League champions, and rightly so. The 21-year-old is seen by many as the best right-back in the world at the moment. His contributions have been…

Premier League
Does Adam Webster define the contemporary centre-back?
08:01 Saturday 29th February 2020

Adam Webster arrived in the Premier League last summer when Brighton matched their club-record transfer fee, paying Bristol City £20 million. He'd been with the Robins for a single season, coming over from Ipswich Town. He made 45…

Spain
Who can fill in for Hazard at Real Madrid?
08:01 Thursday 27th February 2020

Things were looking good for Real Madrid a few weeks ago. Los Blancos topped La Liga's table while rivals Barcelona struggled to maintain ground. Eden Hazard returned in time for a series of crunch ties. Then he was injured again. The Belgian…