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Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Champions League
Can Barcelona loot and pillage Napoli?
17:00 Tuesday 25th February 2020

In any list of absolute football fortresses in Europe, San Mames, Mestalla and San Paolo must rank near the top. While some might first consider grounds like Anfield, Old Trafford, the Allianz Arena, Santiago Bernabeu, Nou Camp and, more recently,…

Bundesliga
How did I wake up in Erling Braut-Haaland's world?
08:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Clearly we were mistaken. We don’t live in the real world. Rather, we are all part of an elaborate backdrop in a young boy’s daydream. There is no other way to explain Erling Braut-Haaland. As children, we would play all day then,…

Premier League
Can Solskjaer combine Pogba and Bruno?
12:00 Monday 24th February 2020

Despite struggling in recent years, Manchester United still expect two things: to challenge for the Premier League title and attack. To compound internal issues, the two clubs who now consistently meet those expectations are their bitterest…

Spain
Panic at the Nou Camp
19:00 Thursday 20th February 2020

I don’t speak Catalan but I can imagine the voice calling out over the Camp Nou public address system, attempting to sound confident while fear creeps in at the edges. [Translated] Alright people, please proceed to the exits in an orderly…

Spain
Why Barcelona's special signing won't be spine-tingling
17:00 Monday 17th February 2020

Britain's passion for wagering may explain the Premier League fan’s scepticism regarding VAR. The video-assisted referee, goal-line and offside technology are tools to correct inadvertent errors. In other words, they're safety…

Spain
What future can Barcelona anticipate post-Messi?
09:00 Sunday 9th February 2020

I don’t know anything about my biological father other than his name. My mother remarried when I was a pre-schooler. Despite a childhood I’ll charitably describe as strained, I hold very little curiosity about him or how life would…

Spain
Is money Barcelona’s biggest trouble?
08:00 Friday 7th February 2020

As a consequence of significant mismanagement, Barcelona suffers from a deplorable financial situation. This truth was corroborated in January when the club could not find the funds to sign Valencia and La Furia forward Rodrigo Moreno then acted…

Premier League
Should Barcelona go all out for Aubameyang in the summer?
08:01 Monday 3rd February 2020

Winning two league titles and six trophies in less than three years would be considered a  successful period for just about any manager or football club. Not Barcelona. The Catalonian giants clearly displayed their high standards…

Transfers
Can good friends Ajax help Barcelona out of another jam?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

When Rinus Michels brought Total Football to Barcelona in the 1970s, it began a beautiful friendship. Johan Cruijff eventually followed his mentor to the Nou Camp. The legendary Dutch midfielder played in Blaugrana stripes, won titles as the…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Six games amazing
08:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

On the sixth day of football, UEFA gave to me Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

Rest Of The World
Marcus Edwards: Future England international?
12:01 Tuesday 24th December 2019

Marcus Edwards may not be familiar to most English football fans. The former Tottenham youngster made only a single senior league appearance in his home country; a brief outing as a substitute for Norwich in a 2-0 Championship defeat to Fulham.…

Champions League
Barcelona block Inter's path to the Round of 16
09:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Inter unexpectedly held onto first place in Serie A over the weekend. After a goalless draw against visiting Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza on Friday evening, the table was set for Scudetto holders Juventus to retake the initiative in this season’s…

Spain
Equal Time: Lionel Messi's sixth Ballon d'Or settles GOAT debate
17:29 Saturday 7th December 2019

It all began when Cristiano Ronaldo won his first Ballon d'Or in 2008. In becoming the first Premier League player to claim the award, he made history, claiming it on the back of a successful season in which he won the…

Scotland
Is Ryan Gauld Scotland's next star?
12:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

The modern age has done weird things to football. Heck, Robbie Savage is considered a competent pundit these days. Paying £10.00 for a pie and a soft drink at a stadium kiosk is seen as normal. Another bizarre product of the collision…