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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…

Premier League
Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

Champions League
Can Ajax and Barca's renewed love affair survive a honeymoon in Madrid?
12:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

If there is one god, She fancies herself a playwright.  The life she scripts for us is filled with comedy and drama. Two of the funniest jokes in the world are that Donald Trump declared himself a presidential candidate and David Cameron…

Champions League
Tottenham deserving of Champions League progression
08:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

The Champions League is renowned for producing classic matches that make for exciting viewing anytime, anywhere. The 2005 final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, involving Liverpool and AC Milan quickly comes to mind. Barcelona's…

Champions League
Guardiola can't wake from recurring Champions League nightmare
12:00 Friday 19th April 2019

Most people forget Ashton Kutcher’s attempts at serious acting. When it comes to Butterfly Effect, I can’t. The 2004 thriller about a college student who repeatedly travels back in time to make a better future only to…

Premier League
Predicting the Premier League's title run-in
10:13 Thursday 18th April 2019

Another scintillating midweek of Champions League football is in the books. For Premier League table-toppers Liverpool a date with FC Barcelona awaits. Manchester City, on the other hand, was dumped from Europe's premier competition in…

Premier League
Has Fabian Delph become more of a liability for Manchester City?
09:00 Friday 12th April 2019

Fabian Delph was expected to leave Manchester City after Pep Guardiola took over in 2016. The Catalan manager carried out a massive clearance in order to reshape the squad to suit his style of play. Players like Bacary Sagna, Alexander Kolarov,…

Premier League
What will be in Liverpool's bottle when the Premier League title is decided?
08:00 Monday 8th April 2019

A week into April, the race for the Premier League title enters the final stretch. For neutrals, it's interesting. For Liverpool fans, the word is worrisome. The Reds hold a two-point advantage over Manchester City after playing one more…

Spain
Is Lionel Messi holding Barcelona's future hostage?
08:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Watching Barcelona play without Lionel Messi is like watching Connor McGregor fight with one hand tied behind his back. Unlike Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca are set up to succeed without their Argentine maestro. The club spend…

Champions League
Ode to Diego Simeone
12:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers blows his whistle reluctantly. He’s even more reticent about booking players. All that paperwork, I guess. Whatever his reasons, Kuiper’s forbearance makes for a fluid game. Juventus began their Champions…

Champions League
Job one for Guardiola: Don't let Schalke romp go to players' heads
12:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Pep Guardiola described Manchester City as teenagers in the Champions League. Managers play mind games to motivate players but they can also be brutally honest. Whichever it was in this case, the Sky Blues remain outsiders in the competition…

Premier League
Can Everton throw a spanner in the works for Liverpool?
13:05 Sunday 3rd March 2019

The last time Everton beat Liverpool in a Merseyside derby was in October 2010. Since then, the Reds have dominated; winning nine times and drawing the rest. In fact, under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool has been untouchable. The Anfield side has…

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.…

Capital One Cup
Will the ghost of Arsene Wenger haunt Wembley for the EFL Cup final?
09:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

Managers tend to last at clubs about as long as the average Hollywood marriage although exceptions exist in both cases. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together since 1983 despite eschewing any nuptials. Denzel Washington married Pauletta…

Premier League
Bernardo Silva: Manchester City's unheralded genius
08:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

There's a significant change in Manchester City’s attack since strolling to the Premier League last season. Pep Guardiola's side smashed 106 goals in their title season and aren't far off that pace this campaign. In Europe,…