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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…

Spain
How Barcelona's shift away from La Masia model hurts their foundation
12:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

Barcelona is known not only for winning trophies but also nurturing talents that later become world stars across the world. The academy, La Masia, produced players over the years that would probably cost billions in today's market. I'm…

Opinion
Transfer deadline day: The big deals to watch for in the Premier League
15:27 Thursday 31st August 2017

Premier League transfer deadline day is finally here! At 11 pm, the window slams shut. Clubs will then have to make do. No one enjoys that prospect. As time runs out, clubs become desperate. All the rumours are finally put to bed. Usually,…

Features
Ricardo Goulart: Brazil's Manchurian Candidate
09:30 Sunday 20th August 2017

When Neymar left Barcelona, Paulinho was given a second lease on life. Maybe we should be asking why Ricardo Goulart wasn't offered a first. As natural resources go, soy beans, iron ore, and crude oil are not very romantic. That said, you'd…

Spain
Paulinho moves to Barcelona? Yes, really
10:00 Wednesday 16th August 2017

Why did Barcelona pay so much for Paulinho, whom Spurs sent to China for a loss? Why did Guangzhou Evergrande sell? The deal defines the term silly season. Football's elite aren't even a handful of all the world's professional clubs. Nevertheless,…

Opinion
Liverpool's vital weekend
09:15 Saturday 28th January 2017

Things have not gone to plan for Liverpool in recent weeks as they have seen a very strong start to the season slow down severely. It's crucial they return to winning ways on Saturday.  Jurgen Klopp's men have been one of the most exciting…

Opinion
Liverpool close to winning formula
16:45 Thursday 26th January 2017

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side was  sunk by a high-sailing Saints' team intent on clinching their first piece of silverware since promotion to the Premier League. Shane Long's 90th-minute goal was enough to send Southampton through and crush…