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Champions League
Why Juventus won't win the Champions League
09:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

In the summer of 2018, Juventus owner Andrea Agnelli gave manager Massimiliano Allegri a new toy. Whether or not he made the best use of it is debatable. For the Serie A campaign’s opening ten games, Allegri split Cristiano Ronaldo’s…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Italy
Is Chiellini's injury De Ligt's opportunity to impress the Old Lady?
12:00 Monday 9th September 2019

Mathijs de Ligt's transfer to Juventus was one of the summer's most notable in Europe. The central defender commanded much attention due to his eye-catching performance which helped Ajax claim the domestic double…

Italy
Was Juventus the right choice for de Ligt?
17:00 Saturday 31st August 2019

Four months after scoring a powerful header to eliminate Juventus from the Champions League, Mathijs De Ligt is now wearing the black-and-white jersey of the Bianconeri, just not for 90 minutes every week. His record-breaking exploits with…

Italy
2019/20 Juventus Serie A preview
17:01 Friday 23rd August 2019

Can Juventus finally break their UEFA Champions League duck? Well, that’s the million-dollar question echoing around Turin. The Bianconeri sealed their eighth consecutive Serie A title last season, but an early elimination in Europe left…

Transfers
Does Donny van de Beek fit into Zidane's Real Madrid master plan?
08:01 Monday 5th August 2019

After Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy came in so soon after the transfer window opened that it was like they'd camped out for Black Friday, all went quiet on the Real Madrid front. Club President Florentino…

Netherlands
2019/20 Ajax Eredivisie preview
17:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

A new season dawns for Erik ten Hag’s Ajax without wunderkinds Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong. To keep their crown, the Eredivisie champions cannot let the fire die even without their two torchbearers. While I Lancieri lost…

Italy
Is Leonardo Bonucci destined for the Juventus scrap heap?
09:00 Friday 19th July 2019

Through the years, Juventus has transformed its reputation. Once known for economical transfer business, the Bianconeri's reformed their approach to a more volatile one in recent times.    Signing Matthijs de Ligt for…

Italy
Is a Juventus Champions League title in the chronicles of Ronaldo?
15:01 Friday 5th July 2019

Have you seen Pitch Black? It is the first and easily best film in Vin Diesel’s Riddick trilogy despite the low budget. Quick synopsis: Riddick is in transport through space to prison when the cargo ship carrying him crashes on a desert…

Premier League
Why Alex Trebek isn't a Manchester United fan
09:01 Monday 24th June 2019

Announcer: This. Isn't. Jeopardy. Tonight we have a special Manchester United edition as the club prepare for the 2019/20 campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Let’s meet our contestants. Tom is a pipefitter and United season ticket…

Transfers
Which is the best bet for Matthijs de Ligt's next club?
09:00 Monday 17th June 2019

You could say Ajax upset the Champions League apple cart in 2018/19. They reached the last four by knocking off three-time defending champions Real Madrid and then their anticipated heirs, Juventus. In addition, they reclaimed the Eredivisie…

Netherlands
Does the Netherlands need an attacking makeover?
15:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

Not in many crucial games has the Netherlands’ defensive work managed to overshadow their attacking bite over the years. The Dutch have gained fame for their “total football”, world-class strikers and fierce forward-line…

Transfers
How will Paris Saint-Germain spend their summer?
08:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

Will Paris Saint-Germain spend any more cash this summer after dumping nearly £700 million on new signings in less than four years? We all know the answer to that question... In fact, the reasonable debate borders on whether the…

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
How will Manchester City spend their summer?
15:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Manchester City is fresh from securing a domestic treble. A quadruple if counting the Community Shield. After strolling to last season’s Premier League title, finishing with a 19-point advantage, the Citizens had to show greater resolve…