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Germany
Equal Time: Jose Mourinho belongs at Bayern, not Arsenal
11:00 Saturday 9th November 2019

Jose Mourinho's marriage with Manchester United ended on an embarrassing note. The Portuguese found life difficult in his last season at Old Trafford amid a run of poor results, heavy backlash from fans and constant fallouts with key…

Managerial News
Equal Time: Arsenal must sack Unai, hire Mourinho
08:01 Saturday 9th November 2019

Jose Mourinho is divisive to the core. His managerial style is reactive rather than proactive. If you need a storm in a teacup, don't hire Mourinho. He'll give you a tsunami in a teaspoon. Nevertheless, he’s not just what Arsenal…

Spain
Is La Liga now the world's most competitive division?
17:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

I can’t decide whether to write ‘this century’ or ‘this millennium’ when referencing La Liga’s recent dominance in European competition. Both read like a four-year-old saying, “Never in all my life.”…

Premier League
Why Arsenal risks losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
08:00 Thursday 7th November 2019

After years of lighting up the Bundesliga with a superb goal scoring record for Borussia Dortmund, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stepped up to Arsenal. The Gabonese international moved to England in January 2018 with high hopes. Arsene Wenger was…

Premier League
Is Ross Barkley obscured in Mason Mount’s shadow?
17:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

There was once a time when people just couldn’t stop comparing Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes. As you’d expect, Manchester United fans favoured the ginger playmaker while Chelsea fans couldn’t stop singing Super Frank's praises.…

Premier League
Is Ryan Sessegnon the best replacement for a distraught Son Heung-min?
12:00 Tuesday 5th November 2019

In 2018/19, Tottenham Hotspur went the full campaign without signing a new player, drawing harsh criticism from all quarters. Spurs headed into the 2019/20 transfer market willing and ready to spend. They lavished over a £100 million…

Premier League
Are Leicester legit title contenders?
08:00 Thursday 31st October 2019

On 24 October 2015, Leicester City laboured to a one-nil victory over Crystal Palace. It was Matchday 10 in the Premier League and the Foxes were seated fifth. The bookmakers had them 5000-1 to win the league. That was a profitable bet to make.…

Capital One Cup
Were Norwich the perfect Chelsea tune-up for Manchester United?
08:01 Wednesday 30th October 2019

I am convinced that on some level, even if it was only subconscious, most of the Love United, Hate Glazers mob were rooting for Norwich City to run riot over the Red Devils at Carrow Road. The Canaries green and yellow kit recalls the old Newton…

Premier League
Has Sadio Mane perfected the art of helping Liverpool win?
17:00 Tuesday 29th October 2019

A famed member of the deadly front three at Anfield, Sadio Mane, has become a cult hero at Liverpool. The Senegal international has been instrumental to the club’s success over the last few years. After coming agonisingly close to…

Premier League
How the Longstaff brothers reinstalled vigour and belief at Newcastle United
12:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

Unless you’re the biblical Abel, you’d rather have your brother watching your back at work than someone else. Unfortunately, not many enjoy the privilege, particularly in the Premier League. Sean Longstaff is among the…

Italy
Jack Rodwell and the Italian bench
09:00 Monday 28th October 2019

In the early 2010s, Jack Rodwell was a name circulating around the Everton camp. Here was a youngster with the potential to help Everton craft themselves into a top club. Just over a hundred games later, J-Rod was a firm favourite…

Europa League
Ole's true test as Manchester United manager comes after Liverpool success
12:01 Thursday 24th October 2019

Under Jose Mourinho, United refused to allow rivals City to celebrate their inevitable 2017/18 Premier League title in the Manchester Derby. It may have been the last time Mourinho and Paul Pogba worked together toward a common goal. After…

Premier League
How will Rodrigo's injury affect Manchester City?
09:01 Thursday 24th October 2019

It was a sign of what was to come when Leroy Sane suffered a long-term injury just 12 minutes into Manchester City’s first game of the season. So far, treatment table woes have been the story for Pep Guardiola as several key players…

Italy
How will Claudio Ranieri fare at Sampdoria?
12:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

Claudio Ranieri has travelled far and near in a career that has witnessed many highs and lows, though it can be argued the latter often outweighed the former. Yet, nobody can take away the experience acquired over decades that comes with…

Usa
Is Bob Bradley the answer for USMNT?
12:01 Saturday 19th October 2019

In 1991, the NHL abandoned the Canada Cup, a pre-season international tournament it staged irregularly for 15 years. Of the five times it was held, Canada won four and the Soviet Union the other. In 1996, the tournament was revived as the World…