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Premier League
Why Harry Maguire can be equally at home in Old Trafford or the Etihad
09:00 Friday 14th June 2019

Both Manchester United and Manchester City need a new central defender this summer. Unquestionably, the grand centre-back prize is Matthijs de Ligt. For differing reasons, neither Mancunian powerhouse can obtain the superstar Dutchman.…

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…

Premier League
How will Manchester City spend their summer?
15:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Manchester City is fresh from securing a domestic treble. A quadruple if counting the Community Shield. After strolling to last season’s Premier League title, finishing with a 19-point advantage, the Citizens had to show greater resolve…

Premier League
Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…

Premier League
Why Patrick Roberts' move to Norwich City is perfect for his development
17:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

A youth favourite of Football Manager players once upon a time, it has been five years since Patrick Roberts’ breakthrough. A player once touted as a future star in English football. He has disappeared from the radar in the time…

European Football
Are European heavyweights intimidated by Manchester City's rise?
12:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

It's no longer news that Manchester City made history in the close season by making a clean sweep of all the silverware available in the English top flight. From the Community Shield to the League Cup, the Premier League title to the FA…

Managerial News
Unhappy league champions face questions despite success
15:00 Sunday 26th May 2019

Europe's top five domestic leagues all were won by defending champions this season. Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus each reaffirmed their domestic dominance. Despite these victories, none…

Spain
Would Barcelona domestic clean sweep earn Ernesto Valverde more time?
17:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

On the face of it, Ernesto Valverde is doing an admirable job as Barcelona manager. The Spanish tactician’s delivered four trophies since taking over the reins two years ago. Delve a little deeper, though, and all isn’t so upbeat…

Premier League
Can Guardiola mark a domestic treble as progress following European troubles?
09:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Manchester City broke records on the way to their historic double in the 2017/18 campaign. Finishing the season with 100 points meant the Sky Blues had raised the bar so high, others had to raise their game to be able to merely compete.…

Fa Cup
Can Watford rain on Manchester City's treble parade?
08:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Due to their dominance, Manchester City head into the FA Cup final as overwhelming favourites to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. Pep Guardiola’s oil-rich Citizens claimed the Carabao Cup in February with penalty-shootout success…

Premier League
Should Manchester City part ways with Leroy Sane?
09:00 Tuesday 14th May 2019

Several heroes have emerged from Manchester City’s extraordinary success in the Premier League this season. Winning the title back-to-back is no mean feat. Kevin De Bruyne led the way as the side’s best player last term. He was…

Managerial News
Klopp, Pochettino bottling companies to hold conference in Madrid
08:00 Monday 13th May 2019

They say football is the beautiful game. They also say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Following the first legs of the Champions League semifinals, Barcelona and Ajax appeared to be the supermodels set to walk the runway at the Wanda…

Premier League
Is Liverpool braced for a clean sweep of PFA awards?
09:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Not since the 2013/14 season have two players from the same team hit 20 goals or more in a single campaign. In that campaign, it was Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge who achieved the feat. Unfortunately, their efforts couldn't…

Premier League
Bernardo Silva: Manchester City's unheralded genius
17:00 Friday 26th April 2019

Back in 2017's summer, Manchester City had begun to make waves. Pep Guardiola's first twelve months at The Etihad wasn't without struggle, but the Catalonian has always been a master when it comes to identifying problems within…

Premier League
Kevin de Bruyne health key to Manchester City's title defence
12:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Manchester City’s back-to-back victories at the Etihad against Tottenham Hotspur left a bittersweet taste. Elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals in the first wasn't compensated by sending the Premier League title…