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Afcon
Can Keita Balde cash in at the AFCON?
15:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Footballers are a bit like Joseph from the Bible. The odds of realising their dream might be long but they persevere despite the obstacles in their path. As well, most wear shirts of many colours along the way. Keita Balde kitted up for four…

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…

France
What happened to Aleksandr Golovin at Monaco?
08:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

When Russia started the World Cup in 2018 as the lowest ranked team in the tournament (70th in the world), not much was expected. A string of poor results in friendly games heading into the competition led many to think the Russians…

Italy
Has Tiemoue Bakayoko ruined his chances of a permanent AS Milan move?
08:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Any footballer who starts a game on the bench would be delighted to get on the pitch as a substitute, right? Tell that to Tiemoue Bakayoko. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wanted him to replace Lucas Biglia in the first half of the match against…

Premier League
Will we see Youri Tielemans in the Premier League next season? And where?
08:00 Monday 6th May 2019

He’s been around for years but, somehow, Youri Tielemans is only 21 years old. Madness. When he first entered the European football arena as a 16-year-old wonderkid at RSC Anderlecht, he was technically gifted, physically strong and possessed…

Champions League
Guardiola can't wake from recurring Champions League nightmare
12:00 Friday 19th April 2019

Most people forget Ashton Kutcher’s attempts at serious acting. When it comes to Butterfly Effect, I can’t. The 2004 thriller about a college student who repeatedly travels back in time to make a better future only to…

Opinion
Remember him? Three young guns fading fast
09:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Every year, prodigiously talented youngsters tease us with their promise. A good number never quite fulfil their potential, leaving us to wonder whatever happened to so-and-so if we even wonder at all.  Nothing thrills more than seeing…

Italy
Tiemoue Bakayoko enjoying AC Milan as Chelsea's midfield struggles
09:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Tiemoue Bakayoko came a long way in the last few seasons. A fan favourite in Monaco, he was a key part of the Ligue 1-conquering midfield that stunned Unai Emery's four-time defending Paris Saint-Germain champions. When the dust…

France
AS Monaco right to sack Thierry Henry?
12:00 Tuesday 29th January 2019

To put it bluntly, Thierry Henry’s time as AS Monaco manager was a disaster. The Arsenal legend picked the wrong team for his first managerial role. Leaving the comfort of being Belgium assistant boss to salvage a side that has put its…

France
Is Thierry Henry ready for Paris Saint-Germain?
16:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

A quick rewind to the 2016/17 season. There wasn't much to separate Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco. PSG had the bucks. Monaco had Kylian Mbappe. The teenager's energy, pace and finishing quality were enough to deliver a stunning…

France
What to expect from Thierry Henry as a manager?
12:00 Wednesday 24th October 2018

Thierry Henry officially began as a first-team manager when taking charge of Monaco away at Strasbourg on Saturday. It's the Frenchman's responsibility to guide his new side away from the relegation zone. Les Monegasques currently sit…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim is not right for Manchester United
09:00 Monday 15th October 2018

After four years at AS Monaco’s helm, Leonardo Jardim was formally relieved of his managerial duties last week. For all the hipsters, gamers and revolutionaries in football and social media circles, his availability represented the perfect…

France
Ligue 1 Preview: Can anyone hang with Paris Saint-Germain?
08:00 Friday 10th August 2018

As expected, Paris Saint-Germain dominated Ligue 1 last season, winning the title with five games to spare. Opponents have it all to do to catch the champions.  Lyon, Monaco and Marseille are expected to put up a stronger challenge…

Football
Why Arsene Wenger can thrive on the international stage
08:00 Monday 6th August 2018

Arsene Wenger's managerial career shows how much football has evolved and how cruel it remains. A player can't always be 100%. The same principle applies to managers. A manager is always expected to be on top of the situation, however.…

Transfers
Is Aleksandr Golovin's move to Monaco a mistake?
17:00 Monday 30th July 2018

The 2018 World Cup has come and gone. But some memories it left us with will last a lifetime. Toni Kroos stole all three points for Germany against Sweden at the death; but that only delayed the inevitable as Die Mannschaft shockingly…