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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…

Netherlands
Should Myron Boadu depart AZ Alkmaar?
15:00 Sunday 5th January 2020

It’s possible you haven’t heard of Myron Boadu. After all, he’s just an 18-year-old playing for AZ Alkmaar. No big deal. But look closer and you’ll see this forward has the makings of an international superstar. The…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

Netherlands
Is Joey Veerdam the Eredivisie's next star?
12:00 Saturday 14th December 2019

The Netherlands are bristling with youth prospects. The country’s academies are churning them out at an astonishing rate, benefitting from a focus on development and high standards of coaching. But unless these starlets happen to be on…

Netherlands
Is Crysencio Summerville Feyenoord's next top prospect?
19:00 Wednesday 27th November 2019

It’s safe to say Feyenoord’s academy had produced some good players. Robin van Persie, Giovanni van Bronkhurst, Stefan de Vrij and Georginio Winjaldum are just a few names which graduated from its hallowed fields. The academy…

Netherlands
Is Sergino Dest Ajax's next breakout star?
09:00 Sunday 24th November 2019

Sergino Dest is now a famous name in modern football. his name is synonymous with courage and confidence. He is the young man who chose to represent the United States of America over the Netherlands on the international stage.  Amsterdam…

Premier League
What now for Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah?
19:01 Friday 22nd November 2019

Manchester United's tale under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been largely based around injury woe. Perhaps it's this new high-pressing style that the Baby Faced Assassin is trying to employ. More than likely, it's purely bad luck.…

Bundesliga
Why Erik ten Hag is perfect for Bayern Munich
12:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Bayern Munich is in dire need of a new manager following Niko Kovac's dismissal. The Bavarians will bide time with Hansi Flick until a substantive successor is found. Some highly revered names are in the mix. Of all, Erik Ten Hag appears…

European Championships
Can Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2020?
12:01 Thursday 10th October 2019

Euro Qualifying has gone about as well as could be expected for Northern Ireland. In their first four games, they took maximum points, largely thanks to a tight defence led by Jonny Evans. A quartet of wins, two each against Estonia and Belarus,…

Champions League
Can Ajax relive their fairytale European season?
09:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City. Now Liverpool. Those are your perennial Champions League favourites. Some might throw in Atletico Madrid but no one expected an underdog like Ajax…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Germany
Did Joachim Loew sideline Mats Hummels prematurely?
19:01 Tuesday 10th September 2019

A premature exit in last year’s World Cup took a big toll on Germany’s reputation. Stung by the defending champions' “curse”, Die Mannschaft had severe repercussions to face. The hammer didn’t…

Premier League
Should Manchester United have any Memphis Depay regret?
19:01 Monday 9th September 2019

Manchester United and regret is becoming an increasingly growing combination. The Red Devils hold disappointment in having to part ways with two top-class managers, while several elite players have entered through the Old Trafford doors…

International
Can Germany reinstate its fearsome reputation?
12:00 Friday 6th September 2019

The short international break offers clubs time to reflect on their current situation. For international teams, their resting period is over. Germany return to action tonight. Joachim Low will hope his side pick up from where they…

Transfers
Does Donny van de Beek fit into Zidane's Real Madrid master plan?
08:01 Monday 5th August 2019

After Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy came in so soon after the transfer window opened that it was like they'd camped out for Black Friday, all went quiet on the Real Madrid front. Club President Florentino…