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Transfers
5 summer transfers that will break the £100 million threshold
08:00 Thursday 23rd May 2019

A new transfer window swung open on May 16. The fever began months before that date. Clubs secretly courted players they intended to poach from rivals. The real business won't commence until all five of Europe’s big leagues…

Spain
Will Barcelona ever win the Champions League with Ernesto Valverde in charge?
12:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

When Barcelona threw away a three-goal lead to be dumped out of the Champions League by AS Roma last season, it took the football world by surprise. Boasting some of the best players in the world, led by arguably the greatest of all…

Premier League
Manchester United's road form no yellow brick road
08:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

At this point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should adopt a Scottish terrier, name him Toto, go to sleep, and wait for a tornado to transport the Carrington training complex to Oz. His Manchester United squad need brains, heart and courage. Especially…

Spain
What should Barcelona do with Philippe Coutinho?
09:00 Friday 29th March 2019

When Philippe Coutinho arrived at the Camp Nou for a reported fee around £145m, every Barcelona fan was in paradise. The Brazilian midfielder had delighted the Premier League with his extraordinary skill set for five consecutive…

Spain
Stars don't align for Coutinho to Chelsea move
08:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

The universe works in mysterious ways. On the one hand, everything in it adheres to a precise set of physical laws. Newton's laws of motion allow for anyone or anything to go anywhere they please. In some cases, it may take some doing but…

Spain
Why Ousmane Dembele's career is at risk
15:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

Barcelona was destined to struggle after Neymar's departure. The Brazilian's exit broke supporters' hearts. Like many lovers seeking to ease the pain, Barca quickly signed a replacement on the rebound. Looking for a star who could…

Champions League
Are Barcelona, PSG destabilising transfer market with tug-of-war?
12:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

Football rivalries often derive from unforeseen circumstances. Take Barcelona’s cold war with Paris Saint-Germain. They weren't rivals until their sensational Champions League tie two seasons ago. La Remontada humiliated PSG's…

Features
Why your Champions League money should be on Barcelona
12:00 Sunday 27th January 2019

Truly, it is a beautiful experience to win a trophy. Every time. Trophies represent the reward for hard work and commitment over a long period but when we talk about winning the Champions League, the experience is clearly incomparable. In fact,…

Spain
How patient can Barcelona be with their £103.5 million investment?
12:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Ousmane Dembele suffers following his big-money switch to Barcelona. The £103.5 million transfer fee, the world's third-most expensive signing, was either going to hinder his progress or afford him a larger platform from which…

Spain
Will Philippe Coutinho fill the void left by Andrés Iniesta at FC Barcelona?
15:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

No one can fully replace Andrés Iniesta at FC Barcelona, both on the pitch and in the dressing room. After 22 years of distinguished service at the club's midfield most of which was acting as a part of the spectacular trident that…

Spain
Why can't Barcelona keep their Brazilians?
09:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Barcelona's long history includes more than 30 Brazilian players turning out for the club stretching back to the 1930's.  Fausto dos Santos and Jaguare were the first, arriving on a season-long loan deal from Vasco da…

Spain
Are Barcelona's midfield woes a thing of the past?
17:00 Saturday 25th August 2018

Over the last decade, Barcelona's identity lay in their midfield strength. Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets helped the team win two Champions League titles under Pep Guardiola and remained together until Xavi's departure…

World Cup
World Cup Group E: Serbia stinging from loss to Swiss now face Neymar and Coutinho with tournament on the line
15:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Before the tournament got underway, Brazil were favourites to go all the way and lift the World Cup. However, after stumbling to a draw in their first outing against Switzerland, all the pressure was on them as they geared up to face Costa…

World Cup
World Cup Group E: With or without Neymar, Brazil must handle Costa Rica
08:30 Friday 22nd June 2018

Brazil wasn't at destructive best against Switzerland. Talisman Neymar was most culpable. Philippe Coutinho took up the mantle, but his superbly curled effort proved not enough. The Selecao will be out to show their opening draw with…

Spain
What next for Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde?
08:00 Thursday 17th May 2018

Barcelona's season came to an unhappy, premature end when they lost 5-4 to Levante on La Liga's penultimate weekend. Like a house of cards collapsing as you place the final one, the defeat killed off Barca's hopes for the first…