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Premier League
Is Arsenal being run like it should?
08:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Top clubs sign top players. There are exceptions to that rule. Tottenham Hotspur didn't bring in anyone last summer, and Manchester United seem set to focus on young British talent at present. Another special case is Arsenal. The Gunners…

Premier League
Who can replace Hazard as the Premier League's shining star?
12:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

While rival Chelsea fans up and down the country will have celebrated Eden Hazard's move to Real Madrid, the Premier League itself let out a discernible groan. Another summer transfer window has started with a top Premier League star…

Premier League
Why Harry Maguire can be equally at home in Old Trafford or the Etihad
09:00 Friday 14th June 2019

Both Manchester United and Manchester City need a new central defender this summer. Unquestionably, the grand centre-back prize is Matthijs de Ligt. For differing reasons, neither Mancunian powerhouse can obtain the superstar Dutchman.…

International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

Premier League
Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…

Premier League
Why Patrick Roberts' move to Norwich City is perfect for his development
17:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

A youth favourite of Football Manager players once upon a time, it has been five years since Patrick Roberts’ breakthrough. A player once touted as a future star in English football. He has disappeared from the radar in the time…

Transfers
5 young punks: Should they stay or should they go?
15:00 Friday 31st May 2019

Most music critics will tell you the Sex Pistols and the Clash are punk’s two fundamental icons. Sid Vicious and co were entirely anarchistic and thus couldn’t hold it together on a musical, professional or personal level. Joe Strummer…

Premier League
Will Sheikh Khaled's Newcastle takeover destabilise the Premier League?
09:00 Thursday 30th May 2019

A new giant rises. Newcastle United last competed for the Premier League title more than two decades ago. It was under Kevin Keegan, and later Kenny Dalglish, when they lodged an intense fight against Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United.…

Premier League
Is there a way back for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Anfield?
15:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

Having plied his trade at Arsenal for six years, during which he made close to 200 appearances, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain waved goodbye to North London two summers ago. The Portsmouth-born attacker opted to join Liverpool over Chelsea, in a £35…

European Football
Are European heavyweights intimidated by Manchester City's rise?
12:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

It's no longer news that Manchester City made history in the close season by making a clean sweep of all the silverware available in the English top flight. From the Community Shield to the League Cup, the Premier League title to the FA…

Managerial News
Unhappy league champions face questions despite success
15:00 Sunday 26th May 2019

Europe's top five domestic leagues all were won by defending champions this season. Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus each reaffirmed their domestic dominance. Despite these victories, none…

Opinion
Success is overrated
12:00 Thursday 23rd May 2019

If you are first, you are first. If you are second, you are nothing. The late great Bill Shankly's quote was thrown back in Liverpool supporters' faces when they were pipped to the title by Manchester City. How ironic that…

Premier League
How will Manchester United spend their summer
08:00 Monday 20th May 2019

A 2-0 loss to Cardiff City capped off a rather forgetful season at Old Trafford. After labouring to a distant second place finish the season before, Manchester United struggled to compete for a top-four position in the close season. Jose Mourinho…

Premier League
Can Guardiola mark a domestic treble as progress following European troubles?
09:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Manchester City broke records on the way to their historic double in the 2017/18 campaign. Finishing the season with 100 points meant the Sky Blues had raised the bar so high, others had to raise their game to be able to merely compete.…

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…