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Why has Thomas Lemar failed to shine at Atletico Madrid?
17:00 Saturday 11th January 2020

Thomas Lemar was nowhere to be found as Atletico Madrid secured a rare 3-2 win over Barcelona in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday. It's a real fall from grace when a player that was once tipped to rise to the very top…

France
Can Leonardo Jardim maintain Monaco's resurrection?
09:01 Friday 20th December 2019

AS Monaco looked dead and buried last season as the club remained rooted to the relegation zone. A change of managers did nothing to solve the problem. If anything, it made the situation worse. The Principality outfit hierarchy realised…

France
Andre Villas-Boas giving Marseille a new lease of life
12:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Andre Villas-Boas has come an extremely long way from his time at Porto where he enjoyed his breakthrough as a manager. He led the Portuguese giants to an undefeated 2010–11 season in the Primeira Liga, winning four trophies…

America
Can Thierry Henry make a Montreal Impact?
12:01 Wednesday 20th November 2019

Thierry Henry’s time in Monaco did not go well. Over the course of four months, the Frenchman led his side to a paltry four wins from 20 games. It was inevitable that the Arsenal legend would lose his job, and when the hammer fell…

France
Should Sevilla regret selling Ben Yedder to AS Monaco?
17:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

A massive auction occurred at Sevilla last summer. Almost €100m found its way to the Andalusians’ coffers. Wissam Ben Yedder was the most valuable commodity on display, yielding almost half that figure. Unsurprisingly, though, his…

France
Can Nantes outshoot Ligue 1's big guns?
12:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

Every season comes with its surprise packages, including this one. Freiburg surpasses expectations early on in the Bundesliga. Leicester City recalls their 2015/16 fairy tale despite Liverpool and Manchester City's dominance.…

Premier League
Why Kelechi Iheanacho must leave Leicester City in January
17:00 Tuesday 8th October 2019

"Kelechi is just 17 years old and he’s a very important player for us in the future. "It depends on the way he takes this profession, but I think he’s a good talent." Those were words from then Manchester City gaffer,…

France
Why is Ligue 1 star-power fading?
12:01 Monday 2nd September 2019

Ligue 1 is known as a division in which its top clubs attract quality players but such stars can't stay and develop into what they want to become. This trend was thought to stop when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint…

France
Will Monaco return put Tiemoue Bakayoko’s career back on track?
08:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Tiemoue Bakayako moved to Chelsea two years ago after superb performances in midfield for Monaco. He featured at the Stade Louis II during a time when the French side were the main challenger to Paris Saint-Germain. He helped them beat the…

France
Does signing Wissam Ben Yedder mean AS Monaco are ready to challenge in Ligue 1?
17:00 Saturday 17th August 2019

AS Monaco remains a team in transition. After enduring an unexpected relegation dogfight last term, the principality club aims to return to reckoning in Ligue 1. Being a selling side certainly has its consequences. That accounts for why…

France
Has Everton lost a gem in Henry Onyekuru?
08:00 Thursday 15th August 2019

From small beginnings for Eupen in the Belgian top-flight, Henry Onyekuru has caught the attention of Europe's top clubs. When a young player, a teenager for that matter, nets 28 times in 57 appearances, it shows potential to really…

France
2019/20 Ligue 1 preview
15:01 Friday 9th August 2019

Just like the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 has been dominated by one team. That has been the case for several years now. Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco merely interrupted Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance in…

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…