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Fa Cup
Can the FA Cup lead the way when football resumes?
17:00 Monday 16th March 2020

Europe faces little in the way of good news at this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Countries are shutting down, restricting travel, assembly, education and commerce. Football halted indefinitely in all but a few leagues, such as England’s…

Premier League
Is Curtis Jones worth the hype?
17:01 Sunday 15th March 2020

Liverpool were on track to win their first Premier League title. Despite getting knocked out of the Champions League, their season qualified as a resounding success. Then Covid-19 came along, encouraging people to walk alone if not stay indoors…

Football
Is the Bundesliga's coronavirus plan over the top?
15:01 Saturday 14th March 2020

The Coronavirus has sent sport into a worldwide crisis, and nobody has a clue quite how to deal with it. Apart from the Germans, of course, who apparently have a plan.   Football is facing postponements and…

Premier League
Has Miguel Almiron done enough to deserve interest from Arsenal?
12:01 Saturday 14th March 2020

There’s so much going on in the world today. Every aspect of life, let alone football, is hit hard by the Covid-19. The pandemic dismissed fans from stadiums and forced players, managers and owners into isolation. But football will…

Premier League
Has Teemu Pukki's lack of form doomed Norwich City?
17:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

Big things were expected from Norwich City when they beat all comers to win the 2018/19 Championship and promotion to the Premier League. Fans and pundits apparently set the bar impossibly high. The Canaries just can’t fly with the big…

Champions League
Can Anfield's 12th man propel Liverpool to Champions League quarters?
13:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

The power of Anfield! Many European top teams have bowed to it. Some have fallen down flat before it. There's a long history of that, but the scariest part is, it's getting even more powerful. Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real…

Premier League
Could Willian leave Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal?
19:01 Tuesday 10th March 2020

As Frank Lampard carries out a rebuilding job at Chelsea, many players have been the subject of transfer speculation. Olivier Giroud's name is cropping up in the news pretty frequently, but the likes of Marcos Alonso, Willy Caballero,…

Premier League
Has Frank Lampard unlocked Ross Barkley?
08:44 Tuesday 10th March 2020

Jersey #8 was made iconic at Chelsea because one man chose to perform great exploits on the football pitch while wearing it. There’s precious little to say about Frank Lampard’s immaculate Chelsea career [as a player]. Such high…

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
Can Manchester City win a treble this season?
12:00 Sunday 8th March 2020

All hopes of a third straight Premier League title may have evaporated at the Etihad Stadium, but Manchester City are still chasing a treble this season. The FA Cup and the Champions League are still within reach and could be added to the League…

Fa Cup
Turns out Solskjaer can use a flat track bully after all
09:00 Sunday 8th March 2020

For those who remain fervently #LUHG and by extension #OleOut, one of two things will happen in this afternoon’s Manchester Derby, guaranteed. Either Manchester United will scratch out a result to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘extreme…

Championship
Can Hull City halt their Championship slide?
09:01 Saturday 7th March 2020

Basking in a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City sat two points outside the playoff picture and dreaming of promotion back to the Premier League on New Year’s Day. Fast-forward three months and Grant McCann's side fight…

Italy
Can Henrik Mkhitaryan make a successful Arsenal return?
08:00 Saturday 7th March 2020

Luck hasn’t been in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner. After producing spectacular performances at Borussia Dortmund, his fitness crumbled under Premier League intensity. Jose Mourinho's confrontational man-management at…

Premier League
Why won't Mourinho give Troy Parrott an opportunity?
08:00 Friday 6th March 2020

Imagine Cristiano Ronaldo's youth coaches considered his petulance too bothersome to develop his talent or that Barcelona didn't think it was worth the risk or medical expense to sign a waifish 13-year-old named Lionel Messi who…

Managerial News
Why Brighton must keep faith with Graham Potter
19:01 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Since winning their first-ever promotion to the Premier League in 2017, Brighton & Hove Albion have clung to the top tier by a hair’s breadth. But there’s a huge question mark over their continued stay in the elite division.…