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Champions League
Can Barcelona keep the Champions League on Spanish soil?
15:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

Spain rules football. If you disagree, where have you been for the past decade? La Roja bookended the 2010 World Cup by winning the Euros in 2008 and 2012. Vicente del Bosques' charges lost their way in Brazil but La Liga…

Champions League
Copa del Rey Clasico second leg all about the Champions League for Barcelona
09:00 Wednesday 27th February 2019

There is more than one European juggernaut. There is only one Champions League trophy. Even so, clubs used to winning do not take well to missing out. Barcelona stand in the vanguard of UEFA giants but have come away from the ultimate competition…

Premier League
What should Arsenal expect from Denis Suarez?
15:00 Monday 4th February 2019

Arsenal temporarily freed Denis Suarez from his Barcelona nightmare with a loan deal through the summer. The 25-year-old needn't bother watching Lionel Messi highlights for a while. The Spaniard won a Europa League title…

Opinion
How did the player become bigger than the manager?
17:30 Sunday 27th January 2019

Football isn't what it once was. Many players hold more power than the manager, if you listen to some, to the extent they determine who stays at the club and who doesn’t. It is now more than the game as there is more to be seen behind…

Spain
Why is Barcelona struggling to dominate La Liga this term?
16:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

La Liga's long been known as predictable and not very competitive. In the last decade, Barcelona has undoubtedly been the most dominant force domestically. Seven Liga titles in that time say it all. The Catalan Club’s latest…

Usa
4 Players shattering the glass floor in Major League Soccer
17:00 Monday 29th October 2018

Height represents power in modern society. Where do rules derive? From on high. What is failure? Coming up short. Symbolism clashes with perceived realities, however. Surrounded by his imposing Imperial Guard, legend grew that Napoleon Bonaparte…

Usa
Gerardo Martino says, 'Gracias, pero no gracias' to Atlanta United extension
17:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

Many things are coming to the United States: the mid-term elections, a caravan of Central American refugees, the MLS Cup. One person is leaving. He's Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino. European football fans know him as the manager who…

Champions League
2018/19 Champions League preview: Real Madrid turnover, Juventus intent
08:00 Monday 17th September 2018

The 2018/19 campaign may be a watershed for UEFA. Signs portend the dawn of a new era. The continental federation awarded Luka Modric its best player award, recently. FIFA may follow suit, bestowing the Ballon d'Or on a player not named…

Cult Heroes
Will Zidane manage again?
17:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare observes that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” Modern society has done everything it can to hamstring those born into greatness, replacing…

Spain
Is Lionel Messi the last one-club man?
15:00 Thursday 2nd August 2018

They don’t call it news for no reason. When things stay the same, people become bored. Something different, something new, must happen to keep people engaged. In real life, capitalism and democracy help that along. Everyone wants the…

Spain
Why CR7 Was Marketing Gold for Real Madrid
09:00 Sunday 15th July 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s not just a player. He’s a marketing strategy. An ideology. A human entity whose name alone guarantees money and successful business. How do you replace the corporate spine of a football club? Just…

World Cup
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the death of the individual
08:30 Thursday 5th July 2018

There is no I in team. We’ve already lost you, haven’t we? You’ve already rolled your eyes in distaste at a cliché you’ve come to expect from TV pundits. Stick with us though. The post-mortems have been conducted,…

World Cup
The day the Ballon d'Or died
08:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

And while Lennon read a book on Marx The quartet practiced in the park And we sang dirges in the dark The day the music died There’s no American pie at the World Cup in Russia. The United States failed to qualify. Nonetheless, Don McLean’s…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Will we see maximum overdrive from France and Argentina, group stage minimalists?
09:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

What better way to kick-start the business end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup than an epic heavyweight clash between France and Argentina. Both sides square off at the Kazan Arena on Saturday, with the victors expected to make a deep run all…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Super Eagles fly unfriendly skies against La Albiceleste
12:30 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Four times the Super Eagles of Nigeria has faced Argentina in the World Cup group stage. Four times they’ve lost. Once beaten twice shy, they say, what can the Eagles say about four? Still, all is not lost. At least not yet.…