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European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

Premier League
Who understands Arsenal's need better than Patrick Vieira?
12:00 Sunday 17th November 2019

If, sorry, when Arsenal sack Unai Emery, Patrick Vieira’s appointment offers a promise no other candidate can make. When the former Gunners captain and midfield destroyer departed for Juventus, the last remaining vestige of defensive…

France
Is Vieira suffering second season syndrome at OGC Nice? 
17:01 Monday 11th November 2019

Patrick Vieira is under immense pressure at OGC Nice. Another disappointing result against Bordeaux plunged Les Aiglons into a crisis of confidence. Is the Frenchman suffering a familiar second season syndrome at Allianz Riviera?  Two…

Scotland
Who should be Partick Thistle's next owner?
13:02 Saturday 5th October 2019

Partick Thistle will always be number three in Glasgow. The Maryhill club will never compete with Celtic and Rangers, destined as they are to bounce between the first and second tiers with little hope of ever qualifying for Europe - let…

Premier League
Why Sir Jim Ratcliffe would rather buy OGC Nice than Manchester United
12:00 Wednesday 10th July 2019

If you’re an average Tom, Dick or Harriet, you may play the lottery and fantasise about doing as you please when you win all that dosh. If you’re also a Manchester United fan, you probably think billionaires shouldn’t do whatever…

France
New Club, Same Balotelli
15:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

The deal is done. Mario Balotelli’s transfer to Olympique Marseille is complete. Where does this leave the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker? For better or for worse, he continues to make headlines. Balotelli controls the 12-yard…

France
Will Patrick Vieira prove his mettle at Nice?
09:00 Thursday 5th July 2018

Patrick Vieira sealed his legend at Arsenal. A marauding box-to-box midfielder, Vieira played a starring role in a Gunners team that dominated England for some years including the unbeaten 2003/04 season. He rose to club captain as a result…

Opinion
Is Claude Puel the solution to end the woes of Leicester City?
14:51 Monday 30th October 2017

Claude Puel is the latest manager at Leicester City, but his arrival was met with mixed feelings by the club's fans. Can the Frenchman help reinstil success at the King Power?

Opinion
Three players that Arsenal should have brought in this summer.
10:00 Monday 4th September 2017

The transfer window is over and like the day after Christmas, Arsenal fans are disappointed, again. Hopes and dreams of signing the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Julian Draxler, Thomas Lemar & Riyad Mahrez were all put to bed as the transfer window…

France
Did OGC Nice sign Wesley Sneijder to make nice with Mario Balotelli?
10:00 Sunday 13th August 2017

OGC Nice finished third in Ligue 1 in 2016-17. Mario Balotelli did some good work but had his moods. Enter Wesley Sneijder. Strictly from a neutral fan's perspective, Mario Balotelli has two interesting qualities. First, when engaged, he is…

Opinion
This season’s overachieving clubs in the top European Leagues
20:50 Thursday 26th January 2017

We have become accustomed to the same teams, which possess the strongest squads and greatest financial backing, winning their domestic title, year-on-year. The league success of an underdog is increasingly rare, but across Europe this season,…

Opinion
Mario Balotelli looks revamped in Nice
17:14 Friday 7th October 2016

He failed to sparkle at Liverpool and left Merseyside on loan to AC Milan labeled a FLOP! But the former Inter Milan youngster has reenacted his goal-scoring form in France and is looking as sharp as ever! Few footballers will present you with…