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Opinion
Raheem Sterling: So good, so bad
12:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Not since the days of Mario Balotelli at Manchester City has controversy trailed a player in England like it now does Raheem Sterling. The 23-year-old is fast becoming a figure some parts of the media love to hate. Whatever Sterling does, there…

Opinion
Knight of the Twitter Realm
15:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

Like a gas leak in contact with a naked flame, Twitter and Leon Knight is a volatile combination that will always cause damage. Over the years the journeyman striker has courted controversy and invited criticism for his ill-advised, prejudiced…

Opinion
Beware the club that forgets its fans' importance
15:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

It is no news that the fans of major club football can have significant effect on club business. Clubs always want strong support. Tickets and shirts must be sold but it also makes a massive difference in matches. How many stadia across Europe…

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Aaron Ramsey contract situation pushing Arsenal to the extreme
09:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

Arsenal has played their last three games with Aaron Ramsey sitting on the bench. This is something that became uncommon at the season's start. Many suggested that the stall in his contract negotiations is affecting the club as a whole.…

Opinion
Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw: Manchester United must keep the youth movement alive
15:00 Monday 29th October 2018

Prior to the season's start of the season, many expected Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial to exit Old Trafford due to their perceived relationships with Jose Mourinho. Events since prove you can't always believe what you read. [Trust…

Opinion
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen deserves Manuel Neuer's place in Germany's goal
13:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

Lionel Messi is widely considered Barcelona’s knight in shining armour. He is on the attacking front. When it comes to defensive work, Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s brilliance between the posts rescued many valuable points this season.…

Opinion
Ross Barkley proving vital for Chelsea and England
08:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

From a career at Everton that looked to have stalled, Ross Barkley moved to Chelsea amidst scepticism about what he will bring to the table at Stamford Bridge. For a club with high ambitions and parading some of the best players in the world,…

Opinion
How much do international breaks weigh on top players and teams in club football?
17:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Many fans deride the international break. Their favourite players go absent, often travelling long distances to represent their countries. Unless the players belong to the fans' national team, the games hold little interest. Save for…

Opinion
Liverpool’s squad depth is too good for their own good
17:00 Friday 12th October 2018

Since Jurgen Klopp took over in 2015, Liverpool has undertaken a prominent rise in the Premier League. Last season, they made headlines when they reached Champions League final, beating Manchester City en-route. The style of football that Klopp…

Opinion
Why Puskas Award voting proves fans should have no say in awards
17:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Humility can make one popular. In turn, popularity can deliver unexpected benefits. Going into the FIFA “Best Awards” ceremony, not many, as in pretty much no one, expected Mohamed Salah to be a prime contender for the reputed Puskas…

Opinion
Guendouzi: Arsenal's new Frenchman? Hold that thought
09:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Few in North London, let alone England, knew of Matteo Guendouzi before his summer transfer to Arsenal. Unai Emery plugged him straight into the lineup. After playing all five Premier League fixtures in 2018/19, he appears completely at…

Opinion
Cloudy with a chance of Jamie Vardy?
17:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

International retirement is a landmark for players. They no longer feel that their services are either required or good enough for the national side. For many football-folk, international retirement goes unannounced and is just a mark of time…

Premier League
Can Mohamed Salah replicate last season's heroics for Liverpool?
12:00 Monday 17th September 2018

Mohamed Salah took the Premier League by storm last season. The Egyptian was Liverpool's go-to man as he broke records while ensuring Jurgen Klopp's side finished in the top four and reached the Champions League final; where they lost…

Opinion
Richarlison: Have Brazil found the heir to Ronaldo's throne?
15:00 Saturday 15th September 2018

Eyebrows were raised in some quarters when Everton paid Watford £35million, potentially rising to £50million to bring young Brazilian Richarlison to the Merseyside. Marco Silva bought the 21-year-old from Fluminense to Vicarage…

Opinion
Are injuries robbing Liverpool and England of Adam Lallana's talent?
08:00 Wednesday 12th September 2018

Football is a contact sport. Injuries are part of the game. Rare is the player who doesn't get injured at one point or another. Some endure more than their fair share. Adam Lallana belongs to the latter group. Membership coincided…

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