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International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

International
Cristiano Ronaldo sends perfect message to doubters with stunning hat-trick
09:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo over the hill? Well, we've heard that before haven't we? Now aged 34, many believe his move to Juventus was somewhat admitting defeat. He could no longer compete with the younger Lionel Messi on Spanish shores so…

Womens Football
Top Europeans stars to watch in Women's World Cup
08:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

One would think the Champions League finale marked the football calender’s end. However, they wouldn’t be any more wrong. Club competition is now taking a backseat, but the international scene is spicing up. The FIFA Women’s…

Champions League
Who will be Ajax's next 'next generation'?
09:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Touted as Champions League cannon fodder in the Round of 16, Ajax of Amsterdam turned heads. Their young and talented squad, led by manager Erik ten Hag, provided some memorable moments in this season’s competition. After overcoming…

Champions League
Can Ajax and Barca's renewed love affair survive a honeymoon in Madrid?
12:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

If there is one god, She fancies herself a playwright.  The life she scripts for us is filled with comedy and drama. Two of the funniest jokes in the world are that Donald Trump declared himself a presidential candidate and David Cameron…

Champions League
Is Ajax's Erik ten Hag the next hot managerial property?
12:00 Friday 12th April 2019

If you watched the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, you can be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  In the Round of 16 first leg at the fabled venue which…

France
Confident Memphis Depay ready to move up from Ligue 1
15:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Memphis Depay was close to becoming an afterthought back in 2016. After succumbing to the cursed Manchester United #7 mantle, the presumed future superstar almost saw the end of the road. However,  the embarrassing exit from Manchester lit…

International
Netherlands and Germany: 2 countries passing in the night
08:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

If you were looking for a blockbuster tie worth your time during this international break, today's clash between the Netherlands and Germany is your dream date. As the four-time World Cup winners fall down the FIFA World Rankings,…

European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

International
Netherlands renaissance begins with Nations League success
12:00 Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Netherlands is back. This was confirmed on Monday night in Gelsenkirchen when Virgil van Dijk connected with Tonny Vilehna’s cross to send the Oranje into the Nations League semi-finals, ahead of both France and Germany. When a beleaguered…

International
Will the Netherlands continue to falter post-Wesley Sneijder?
17:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

Like most other national teams, the Netherlands has had its fair share of good and bad. The bad times, though, have refused to go away in recent times. With the retirement of Wesley Sneijder, a long-standing bright light for the Dutch, will…

Netherlands
Can Daley Blind rejuvenate his career at Ajax?
15:00 Friday 24th August 2018

Ajax signed Daley Blind from Manchester United for a reported €16 million. Blind returned to the club where his senior career began, agreeing to a pay cut to find regular football.  Blind joined Manchester United following…

International
Clarence Seedorf to take the lead in difficult challenge with Cameroon
15:00 Thursday 16th August 2018

Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert were among their generation’s finest. The Dutchmen wreaked havoc on opposition defences. Those golden days are long gone but the duo have the chance to reignite their memories in Cameroon’s…

Netherlands
Eredivisie Preview: How all 18 clubs are shaping up
09:00 Friday 10th August 2018

European football is back. The FIFA World Cup eased the downtime. For Netherlands’ football enthusiasts, however, Russia offered little help with l'Oranje at home. The game died when Eredivisie climaxed in May. Dutch football's…

Netherlands
Meet David Neres, Ajax's brightest prospect in years
15:00 Saturday 4th August 2018

Have you ever heard the name David Neres? If not, that’s fine. Despite the fact he is up there amongst the top prospects in the Dutch Eredivisie and arguably the most promising young player in Europe, there has not been a lot of…