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When will football stop ignoring Erik Ten Hag?
17:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

Ajax were football's surprise package in 2019/20. Making the Round of 16 seemed fair for the Dutch giants who were thought to be more focussed on reclaiming the Eredivisie title from PSV Eindhoven. Observers were willing to grant they were…

Premier League
Should Manchester United start their Rojo Diablo?
09:01 Friday 27th September 2019

Faust is the ambitious German bloke who made a deal with the Devil. As a great many Germans reside in Argentina, it isn’t surprising that a certain Manchester United defender’s full name is Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo. Considering…

Spain
Panic at the Bernabeu
08:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

Have you read the book--sorry, what am I saying? Have you seen the film where the baby is born into an obscenely wealthy family, grows up wanting for nothing, graduates from the best university not because his parents have money but because…

Premier League
Why does Manchester United raise a red flag with South American players?
12:01 Thursday 29th August 2019

If you count Brazilian-born uncapped Italian international Rodrigo Possebon, 18 South Americans have featured for Manchester United in the Premier League era. As a group, they haven’t fared well. While the Premier League doesn’t…

Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

Premier League
Can Harry Maguire be Manchester United's VVD?
16:01 Sunday 11th August 2019

Spending astronomically to sign players is now the transfer market norm. According to Transfermarkt, the Premier League spent just shy of £1.4 billion before their window closed. With the UEFA window open until 2 September, La Liga…

Premier League
What now for Diogo Dalot at Manchester United?
08:00 Monday 15th July 2019

Club legend Gary Neville retired in 2011. Manchester United did not replace him for seven years. Then they bought two young right backs in as many summer windows. Over the initial seven years, United tried to replace GNev with in-house options. Rafael…

Transfers
Barcelona fans acting like jilted lovers over Neymar, Griezmann
12:00 Thursday 4th July 2019

When Manchester United dragged their heels after the summer transfer window opened, supporters erupted. Claiming they’d reached their limit with the club’s American owners, fans quickly organized the #GlazersOut campaign. They garnered…

Premier League
#GlazersOut farce doesn't help Manchester United
08:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It’s become so easy to outrage an entire populace. Both the Trump and Brexit campaigns managed it. Their blatant lies angered people who knew the facts and riled up supporters who desperately wanted those facts to go away. Once truth…

Italy
Can Luciano Spalletti open Juventus to Champions League possibilities?
09:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

Serie A bears a striking resemblance to playground football. Bear with me. I’m not disparaging Lega Calcio’s quality at all. Nor am I taking a dig at all the ugly name calling and crude mimicry that rains down from the stands although…

Premier League
What should Manchester United do with Alexis Sanchez?
09:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

Alexis Sanchez made his name with Udinese in Serie A. The young Chilean's flash on the wing complemented Antonio di Natale's consistency in the box. He earned a move to Barcelona but soured on the Nou Camp after just one season. Moving…

Premier League
The three sides of Manchester United's 2018/19 Premier League season
08:00 Sunday 12th May 2019

Robert Evans was a legendary Hollywood producer for Paramount Studios. His fingerprints can be lifted from dozens of Hollywood’s best films, including Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown. In his autobiography,…

Managerial News
The Wanted One: More than one club desperate for Jose Mourinho
09:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019

When he first arrived England in 2004, Jose Mourinho anointed himself “the Special One”. Time has mercilessly beaten and reduced that nickname to a rusty old signpost. Tongue-tied and shoved forcefully into the job market by…

France
Why Paris Saint-Germain needs to hire Jose Mourinho
08:00 Thursday 2nd May 2019

Managers getting snubbed is a popular phenomenon in football. It’s endured by even the most decorated of personalities. One gaffer who recently received the cold shoulder is Jose Mourinho. In the aftermath of Santiago Solari’s nightmare…

Premier League
Manchester United no longer on the right side of history
08:00 Wednesday 1st May 2019

Manchester United are the Premier League’s Jeremy Corbyn. They don’t ignore anti-Semitism or have ties to terrorist organizations and sympathizers. Nevertheless, the Red Devils lean too far to the left and, while they shouldn’t…