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Scotland
Is Ryan Gauld Scotland's next star?
12:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

The modern age has done weird things to football. Heck, Robbie Savage is considered a competent pundit these days. Paying £10.00 for a pie and a soft drink at a stadium kiosk is seen as normal. Another bizarre product of the collision…

Germany
Can Euro 2020 group of death give Germany new life?
17:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Joachim Loew’s expression spoke a grim story upon realising Germany’s Euro 2020 group of death pairing alongside France and Portugal. Didier Deschamps cut a wry smile, Fernando Santos looked bemused. The real pressure, however,…

Football
Who are Famalicao?
12:00 Wednesday 9th October 2019

A small team from Northern Portugal is tearing up the Portuguese Primera Liga. They go by the name Famalicao. Heard of them before this season? Most likely not. And you shouldn’t be faulted. Famalicao does not play in Europe’s big…

Premier League
Talented Diogo Dalot has Manchester United decision to make
19:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

Manchester United Football Club finds themselves in no man's land. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side are winless in away games since that unforgettable night in Paris. Their horrendous form on the road continued with a humbling defeat…

Spain
Should Real Madrid regret selling Ronaldo?
09:00 Sunday 15th September 2019

There's nothing as frustrating as seeing former players flourish elsewhere. Gambling that age was about to catch up to their talisman, Real Madrid sold their most influential player to Juventus last summer. The gamble didn't pay…

Football
Can Portugal defend their European crown?
19:01 Friday 13th September 2019

As Euro 2020 qualifying gathers shape, it is a good time to dissect the defending champions. Portugal pulled off a minor shock to lift the trophy three years ago in France. Fernando Santos’ side have sights on retaining it next summer. …

International
Past time Mitrovic stepped out of the shadows
12:00 Tuesday 10th September 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed all the headlines when Portugal proved too much for Serbia in a wide-open affair in Belgrade on Saturday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored the third Selecao goal and the first of three by both nations…

Netherlands
Does the Netherlands need an attacking makeover?
15:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

Not in many crucial games has the Netherlands’ defensive work managed to overshadow their attacking bite over the years. The Dutch have gained fame for their “total football”, world-class strikers and fierce forward-line…

International
Cristiano Ronaldo sends perfect message to doubters with stunning hat-trick
09:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo over the hill? Well, we've heard that before haven't we? Now aged 34, many believe his move to Juventus was somewhat admitting defeat. He could no longer compete with the younger Lionel Messi on Spanish shores so…

European Football
Joao Felix: The birth of Portugal's next star
15:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Portugal's post-Cristiano Ronaldo era glitters. While dusk falls on the talisman's career, a glut of youngsters jostle to carry the torch. Throughout this season, Benfica's teen sensation, Joao Felix took the lead.  Last season,…

Features
Iker Casillas rolling back the years at Porto
12:00 Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Iker Casillas could have retired after spending 16 successful years with Real Madrid. The legendary Spanish goalkeeper won almost all there is to win in football with the club and the Spanish national team. So at the ripe age of 34, he could…

International
Can Wolves’ Jota, Neves, and Moutinho form a pack at Portugal?
15:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

You’ll be convinced there’s a long-term project to get Wolverhampton Wanderers among the top clubs in the Premier League. The way they’ve gone about it is quite interesting. First, they hired a quick-thinking Portuguese gaffer;…

International
Carlos Queiroz: Master and Commander on the far side of football
08:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

Whether it’s club or international football, managers love to play god, remaking teams in their image. If that was the case with Carlos Queiroz, Colombia fans would be in for a shock. For eight years in Iran, Queiroz built a crack defensive…

European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

Spain
What do Atletico Madrid have in Gelson Martins?
09:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

On 25 July, Atletico Madrid signed Gelson Martins from Sporting CP on a five-year deal. A free transfer, the 23-year-old, along with other players, had terminated his contract with the Portuguese club following a training ground attack from…