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Europa League
How far can Arsenal go in the Europa League?
08:01 Wednesday 9th October 2019

Once upon a time, Arsenal were English juggernauts. Under Arsene Wenger, they rose to challenge Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United, their run of dominance culminating in the 2003/04 Invincibles season. While their English legacy is secure…

Premier League
Why Kelechi Iheanacho must leave Leicester City in January
17:00 Tuesday 8th October 2019

"Kelechi is just 17 years old and he’s a very important player for us in the future. "It depends on the way he takes this profession, but I think he’s a good talent." Those were words from then Manchester City gaffer,…

Managerial News
Sacking Pochettino only makes things worse for Tottenham
08:01 Tuesday 8th October 2019

Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip recorded a song called Boots and Hearts, noting that the two items had something in common. When it starts to fall apart, Man, it really falls apart. Mauricio Pochettino should have the tune on his playlist.…

Premier League
Is Jordan Ayew taking the shine off Wilfried Zaha?
12:01 Monday 7th October 2019

With 10 goals and five assists in the Premier League last season, Wilfried Zaha was the main man at Crystal Palace. The Ivory Coast international featured in 34 league matches for the Eagles, underlining his importance to the team. His efforts…

Premier League
Did Newcastle United waste money on their £40 million man?
14:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

“He’s got everything a modern-day player wants.”  Those were Steve Bruce's words following Joelinton's unveiling as Newcastle United’s new number nine. Two months on, Newcastle is in a mire and the Brazilian doesn’t…

Premier League
Why Watford must plan now for life in the Championship
08:00 Thursday 3rd October 2019

Monumental collapse. That’s the best way to describe Watford’s start to the 2019/20 campaign. Trepidation saturates Vicarage Road, a solid base coat for the panic that follows. Over the international break, Hornets CEO Scott…

Football
What lies ahead for Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne?
12:00 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Pep Guardiola's biggest risk in a glittering career was leaving Bayern Munich for Manchester City. The gaffer felt it was worth testing his tactical nous on English soil though... It took two seasons before conquering the league and the…

Championship
Can Slaven Bilic take West Brom back to the Premier League?
08:00 Tuesday 1st October 2019

When Slaven Bilic took over as the new manager at West Bromwich Albion in the summer, eyebrows were raised in some quarters. Sure, if The Baggies were still in the Premier League fighting for a place in the top half of the table few will…

Premier League
Moise Kean not ready for regular Everton starts
08:01 Sunday 29th September 2019

The Premier League is no place for passengers. Moreover, everyone on board each respective locomotive must be pumping coal for the engine. The Everton express, however, isn’t producing the desired smoke nor fire; with a major culprit…

Managerial News
End times for Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs?
12:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is the longest-serving Premier League top-six manager. Among all 20 gaffers, only Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe claim seniority. But the 2019/20 campaign's early days are riddled…

Spain
Can resurgent Santi Cazorla earn a return ticket to La Roja?
21:46 Friday 27th September 2019

When Santi Cazorla was on the road to recovery from a gruesome injury in 2016, even being able to walk - let alone kicking a football- seemed a grave challenge. After undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon which never healed…

Premier League
Why Danny Ward must leave Leicester City in January
09:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

When Chelsea sold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, it was assumed they’d seek and find his replacement on English soil. With that rumour flying, Premier League clubs with good goalkeepers were put on…

Europa League
Which Manchester United fringe players have chance to prove worth in Europa League?
17:01 Thursday 19th September 2019

Although Europa League football isn't what the Old Trafford faithful would have wanted towards last season's end, it's the hand they've been dealt. Those Thursday-Sunday match schedules can be brutal. It takes its toll on the…

Europa League
What’s Arsenal’s best route back to Europe’s top table?
15:00 Thursday 19th September 2019

From 1998 to 2017, under Arsene Wenger’s guidance, Arsenal held Champions League status. Ever since the Gunners have missed out. They have two pathways into Europe’s elite club competition next season: finish in the Premier League…

Premier League
Why big clubs shouldn’t be deceived by Teemu Pukki
12:00 Thursday 19th September 2019

Can Teemu Pukki be satisfied at Norwich City? Unless he thinks like Jamie Vardy, the simple answer is no. With his superb form and confidence, it wouldn’t be surprising if bigger Premier League clubs decide to take a chance on him at…