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Champions League
2019/20 Champions League Preview
08:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

In a throwback to the days of the British Empire, the Premier League dominated the football map in May and June, sending four clubs to the Champions and Europa League finals. Tonight, the rest of the world finally has a chance to answer the…

Premier League
Is it too early to predict a Premier League Top-6 splinter?
08:01 Saturday 14th September 2019

Four matches are a flimsy hook on which to hang your hat. The Premier League table tends to be an unrecognizable clutter in the early doors. Nearer ten games, however, things begin to fall into place. The problem is that the media…

Football
Can Erik Lamela turn his Spurs career around?
08:00 Sunday 1st September 2019

To make it in football, you must not only be exceptionally good but also exceptionally lucky. Where would Lionel Messi be if Barcelona hadn't thought it worthwhile to give a pre-teen expensive hormone treatments to counteract the condition…

Premier League
Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

Premier League
Can Ryan Sessegnon succeed with Spurs?
08:01 Tuesday 13th August 2019

Being the most frugal club among the Premier League top-six, eyebrows raised when Tottenham Hotspur spent upwards of £20 million on Fulham's teenage sensation, Ryan Sessegnon. For the team who dared go one full campaign without spending…

Premier League
On Liverpool and the Tao of the Transfer Window
19:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

The former United States President, Theodore Roosevelt was a man of action. He both embodied and endorsed aggressive behaviour. Before becoming President, he resigned as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, recruited a motley collection of cowboys,…

Champions League
Britannia Rules the Super Cup
08:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

English football fans are abuzz about Premier League teams annexing both European trophies. Some forget there's a third. At summer's end, the Champions and Europa League winners will meet at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul for the UEFA…

Champions League
Vertonghen concussion latest warning that heart isn't the most critical quality
00:40 Friday 3rd May 2019

It’s said that if you tell a lie enough times, it becomes the truth. Believing fallacies doesn’t make them true, just particularly effective masquerades. Not every lie is spread maliciously. Sometimes we erroneously credit a statement…

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
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…

Tactical Analysis
Do some players just rub managers the wrong way?
08:00 Monday 28th January 2019

We all encounter people we just can't stand to be around. Take it from me, the worst thing you can do is marry them. When you and your partner have different ideas about everything, it's difficult to build a functional let alone lasting…

Premier League
Will the North London Derby define the 2018/19 Premier League season?
08:00 Sunday 2nd December 2018

Do you remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons in which he went up against the Tasmanian Devil? They always began with Bugs tunnelling in from the distance, popping out of the ground and taking a wary look around. "This doesn't look…

Premier League
Premier League Preview: Tottenham still not spending, not spent either
09:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

Tottenham Hotspur’s last campaign can be viewed from two perspectives. In one sense, they regressed, taking fewer points, scoring fewer goals,  conceding more. In another, the Lilywhites over-performed, punching above their financial…

Champions League
Juventus vs Tottenham: Hand-me-down combined X1
09:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

Tottenham travels to Turin for its Champions League Round 16 first-leg against Juventus. Both teams are in top form. Most especially Tottenham. Spurs defeated North London rival Arsenal on the weekend. While I was enjoying that…

Champions League
English sides in the Champions League
08:30 Friday 8th December 2017

Well, this is new! Considering what we’ve seen since 2012, English sides are suddenly on the up again. For the first time in history, five Premier League clubs have progressed to the Champions League last 16. The only flaw was that Chelsea…