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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…

Netherlands
Is Ajax set for a mass exodus?
17:00 Friday 31st May 2019

AFC Ajax is famed for its youth academy. In times past, the Dutch giant has natured talent such as Frank de Boer, Clarence Seedorf, Dennis Bergkamp, and Johan Cruyff. More recently, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Wesley Sneijder, and Christian…

Premier League
Should Manchester United go all-in on centre-backs?
15:00 Tuesday 21st May 2019

To say Manchester United finished the season in a timid way would be putting it kindly. When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as interim manager, he got off to a flying start. The Norwegian won 14 of his first 19 games. After he got the…

Italy
How will Juventus spend their summer?
15:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

The times they are a-changing.  A bittersweet feeling lingers around Juventus. Finishing the season as undisputed Serie A champions for the eighth successive campaign should be considered successful, no? Instead, it's become old hat.…

Champions League
Who will be Ajax's next 'next generation'?
09:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Touted as Champions League cannon fodder in the Round of 16, Ajax of Amsterdam turned heads. Their young and talented squad, led by manager Erik ten Hag, provided some memorable moments in this season’s competition. After overcoming…

Italy
Juventus must be patient with Champions League dreams
08:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

While a celebratory mood echoed over the Juventus stadium on Saturday, the underlying dissatisfaction merely waited to emerge again. The Old Lady became Italian Champions for the eighth straight season, yet something didn’t feel…

Champions League
Is Ajax's Erik ten Hag the next hot managerial property?
12:00 Friday 12th April 2019

If you watched the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, you can be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  In the Round of 16 first leg at the fabled venue which…

International
Netherlands renaissance begins with Nations League success
12:00 Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Netherlands is back. This was confirmed on Monday night in Gelsenkirchen when Virgil van Dijk connected with Tonny Vilehna’s cross to send the Oranje into the Nations League semi-finals, ahead of both France and Germany. When a beleaguered…

European Football
5 emerging stars the European heavyweights should monitor
15:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

European football has hit top gear. The leagues around the continent have produced some scintillating games in recent months, riddled with drama and excitement. While the heavyweights aim to maintain position atop the food chain, the underdogs…