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Premier League
Are Pep Guardiola and Manchester City in self-destruction mode?
08:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

A costly 2-2 draw at Newcastle leaves Manchester City 11 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race. Ruthless, Jurgen Klopp’s men only dropped points once this season, to Manchester United. In 14 games, they've won 13…

Premier League
''Twice!''
08:00 Monday 11th November 2019

He won’t but I hope Jose Mourinho decides to remain in the Sky Studio rather than find a new club to manage. He still plays head games now and then, slipping in sly digs at former rivals, but is far more direct and honest when analysing…

Premier League
Should Firmino and Salah’s form concern Liverpool?
08:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

To sum up Liverpool’s recent Premier League form, you needn't look further than their frontline. From 2017-19, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah breached all defences and sent countless defenders to the psychologist’s…

Premier League
Will Klopp's Manchester United remarks distract Liverpool v Tottenham?
13:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

Before last Sunday’s North West Derby with Premier League-perfect Liverpool, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested the match could be a turning point in the Red Devils’ hitherto disappointing campaign. Whether…

Scotland
Time for Arzani to leave the Bhoys?
09:01 Wednesday 9th October 2019

Daniel Arzani's stock rose exponentially at the 2018 World Cup. After a stellar breakthrough season with Melbourne City, the young forward found himself on the plane to Russia. Despite Australia's group stage exit, the 19-year-old won…

Premier League
Is Gunners visit to Old Trafford a Premier League Top-6 eulogy?
17:01 Monday 30th September 2019

Yuval Noah Harari impressed the world as a historian with his book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. He then flexed his philosophical muscle with Homo Deus, in which he discussed humankind’s future [hopefully not so brief]. …

Champions League
2019/20 Champions League Preview
08:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

In a throwback to the days of the British Empire, the Premier League dominated the football map in May and June, sending four clubs to the Champions and Europa League finals. Tonight, the rest of the world finally has a chance to answer the…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer restore Manchester United's aerial threat?
08:00 Monday 16th September 2019

When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in 2016, bringing his ground-based possession style with him, Premier League aficionados were of two minds. The old school boys claimed the Catalunyan manager needed to adapt his game to English…

Premier League
Does Pep Guardiola need to take emergency measures at centre-back?
08:01 Sunday 15th September 2019

When a club spends £150-200 million or more on players in each and every summer transfer window it’s difficult to feel sorry for them if they are hampered by a single player’s absence. Aymeric Laporte’s knee injury will…

Premier League
Why Fred must start for Manchester United
08:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Manchester United have lacked control in games this season, yet forgotten man Fred can unlock Paul Pogba’s talent and bring stability to a thus-far jagged and loose midfield.  United have been disposed the third-most in the…

Premier League
A Manchester United postcard from Dorian's edge
09:00 Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Sit around for two days watching the weather report. Your eyes will glaze, mind wandering to unexpected places without the help of recreational hallucinogens. At the same time, being at the mercy of Mother Nature reconnects you to reality.…

Premier League
Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

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…

Premier League
Premier League Preview: Can Manchester City do it again?
08:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Manchester City tore the Premier League apart last season. Pep Guardiola masterminded a complete annihilation of the opposition as City left every other team for dead. Even second-placed Manchester United were so far behind they seemed to have…

J League
Lap of Honour: Okubo returns to Kawasaki
11:00 Monday 22nd January 2018

Going back to your old club. It's seldom done. Times change. People change. Too often when you decide to go home the old neighbourhood is changed beyond recognition. You moved on without it but never expected it to do the same. It can be…