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Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho's criticism of Tanguy Ndombele justified?
17:02 Monday 9th March 2020

Tanguy Ndombele turned heads with his performances for Lyon last season. The 23-year-old was a mainstay in the club’s midfield, putting forth strong outings in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Naturally, that led to links in…

Premier League
Should Spurs shop for another striker?
09:02 Sunday 12th January 2020

Tottenham Hotspur’s honeymoon period under Jose Mourinho is over. The free-wheeling romp through the first five matches ended with them stuck in a muddy track. With just one win in their last five games, the reality of the Special One's…

Transfers
Is Inter Christian Eriksen's best option?
09:01 Monday 6th January 2020

Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino's inability to convince Christian Eriksen to commit his long-term future to Tottenham is testament to how much the midfielder wants to leave. If two of the world's top managers can't draw a…

Premier League
Can Dennis Cirkin help with Tottenham's defensive problems?
09:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

Jose Mourinho has done a decent job since taking over at Tottenham. The Portuguese manager returned the side to winning ways after Mauricio Pochettino failed to maintain the high standard he initially set at White Hart Lane. The Argentine's…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Six games amazing
08:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

On the sixth day of football, UEFA gave to me Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

Premier League
Should Arsenal stick with Freddie Ljungberg?
09:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

If you're a romantic, Arsenal and Arsene Wenger's long relationship was right up your alley. Other clubs switched managers like playboys dumping and picking up girlfriends, Arsenal stuck with Frenchman through thick…

Premier League
What must Southampton do to survive relegation?
12:01 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton inhabited the top half of the Premier League table. Under Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrini, Mark Hughes, caretaker Kelvin Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Saints perpetually struggle to…

Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

Champions League
Will good things come in threes for Mourinho?
09:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Call me an elitist but, working on the assumption Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are Tottenham’s chief rivals in their quest for a 2020/21 Champions League berth, then Jose Mourinho has one thing going for him. Spurs already…

Managerial News
Manchester United far from Pochettino's sole option
09:00 Thursday 21st November 2019

That’s how it is in modern football for managers. One bad spell and all your hard work over the years is overlooked in a matter of days. Mauricio Pochettino is the latest manager to realise there is no such thing as job security anymore. Tottenham…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho: Spurs saviour or not so special anymore?
18:31 Wednesday 20th November 2019

"When he [Frank Lampard] decided to go to a direct competitor then love stories are over."--Jose Mourinho on Frank Lampard joining Manchester City on loan, 2014 After Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United,…

Premier League
What's Caused Dele Alli's Fall From Grace?
08:00 Tuesday 29th October 2019

Boldly, Mauricio Pochettino declared Dele Alli as the best player in his age group early in the Englishman's Tottenham career. Eighteen months in, though, the player finds his career at a sticking point and the manager wondering if he must…

Premier League
Will Klopp's Manchester United remarks distract Liverpool v Tottenham?
13:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

Before last Sunday’s North West Derby with Premier League-perfect Liverpool, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested the match could be a turning point in the Red Devils’ hitherto disappointing campaign. Whether…

Premier League
Why shouldn't Manchester United sack Solskjaer?
09:01 Friday 11th October 2019

Fans tend to view football like an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day. Best enjoy it while you can because good things never last. When things aren’t so good, it’s like a rainy day at Wimbledon: dreary, disappointing, and…

Premier League
Is Gunners visit to Old Trafford a Premier League Top-6 eulogy?
17:01 Monday 30th September 2019

Yuval Noah Harari impressed the world as a historian with his book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. He then flexed his philosophical muscle with Homo Deus, in which he discussed humankind’s future [hopefully not so brief]. …