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Premier League
Full Circle for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle?
08:01 Tuesday 25th June 2019

If the Christian version of God is the bona fide, that means the Devil also exists. Under those conditions, you wouldn’t have a hard time convincing me that Beelzebub runs a discount sportswear chain when not reaping souls and that Hell…

Features
Can Salomon Rondon, Josef Martinez's thunder and lightning rain on Copa America heavyweights?
15:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

If there's a time for Venezuela to challenge for the Copa America, it is now. Rafael Dudamel flaunts the most luscious Red Wine in ages, especially in attack. The frightful pair of Salomon Rondon and Josef Martinez, combining…

Managerial News
Is Gattuso waiting in vain on Rafa?
09:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

When Gennaro Gattuso resigned as AC Milan manager and voluntarily forfeited the remaining salary due in his contract, observers probably reacted in one of two ways. Either they admired his sense of honour or thought he was crazy for turning…

Transfers
5 young punks: Should they stay or should they go?
15:00 Friday 31st May 2019

Most music critics will tell you the Sex Pistols and the Clash are punk’s two fundamental icons. Sid Vicious and co were entirely anarchistic and thus couldn’t hold it together on a musical, professional or personal level. Joe Strummer…

Premier League
Where will Jack Colback go this summer?
14:04 Thursday 2nd May 2019

Jack Colback's future becomes uncertain at season's end. After falling down the pecking order at Newcastle United, he joined Nottingham Forest on loan this campaign with the option to join permanently in June. Forest manager Martin…

Premier League
One relegation place, two teams: Between Brighton and Cardiff, who wants it less?
08:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

While the world was wondering how David De Gea let that ball get past him and Juventus allowed to Ajax do the same, Cardiff beat Brighton 2-0 away at the Amex. The relegation race is back on. The Bluebirds are two points behind the Seagulls…

Premier League
Keeping Rafa Benitez should be a priority for Newcastle United
12:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

As the season enters the business end, many Premier League clubs will be planning for the summer and next campaign. As usual, under Mike Ashley, that is not the case for Newcastle United. Their future is uncertain, and so is that of manager…

Premier League
Should the bookies stop taking bets on Premier League relegation?
08:00 Monday 4th March 2019

This time last year, Manchester City were running away with the Premier League title. Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, on 62, 60 and 58 points, locked down the remaining Champions League places. Chelsea and Arsenal were hopelessly…

Managerial News
Guardiola can stay positive while developing a Plan B
12:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

The Premier League enters the 2018/19 lightning round. Only ten games remain for most teams. Preoccupied with FA Cup action, Chelsea and Brighton each have 11. Rumour has it they will play each other to fall back in line with everyone else.…

France
Could Hatem ben Arfa make a triumphant Premier League return?
12:00 Friday 1st March 2019

I cannot imagine the pain Hatem ben Arfa endured when Nigel de Jong introduced himself studs first in a match on 7 October 2010. I’m speaking in the literal sense. My mind won’t permit it. In that match between Newcastle and Manchester…

Premier League
Should the Gunners target the Eredivisie to replace Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey?
08:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

A look at the Premier League goals scored and conceded tables suggest Arsenal’s first priority in the summer transfer market should be a defender.  The Gunners hold down fourth place in the former category but rank eleventh in the…

Non League
Why Steve Watson left Gateshead to manage York City
17:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

The former Newcastle player Steve Watson has jumped ship from Gateshead in the National Premier top ten to York City of the National North who are fighting near the bottom. Why has he made this switch? After players careers come to an end they…

Premier League
Could Mourinho ever play against type?
08:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

This is an exercise in futility. When Jose Mourinho reviews the final 20 minutes from the Newcastle match, he won’t think maybe, just maybe, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are onto something and he has the talent in-house to experiment…

Premier League
Cardiff have no choice but to beat Clarets
12:00 Sunday 30th September 2018

Cardiff enter Premier League week seven as one of three teams without a win. They want nothing better than to end that run. Neil Warnock's side could face no better club than Burnley in this situation. The Clarets picked…

Managerial News
Why do we ask whether a manager knows what it takes to win at this level?
17:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

If you know your KFC, which is Kentucky Fried Chicken not Kensington Football Club, Colonel Sanders boasted a secret recipe comprising “a belnd of 11 herbs and spices.” Similarly, it’s a football manager’s job to…