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Premier League
Has John Stones failed Manchester City?
11:06 Saturday 25th January 2020

Pep Guardiola lavished praise on Aymeric Laporte after the Frenchman returned from a long layoff to help Manchester City secure a valuable 1-0 win against Sheffield United. The Catalan manager labelled the defender the best left-sided centre-back…

Premier League
Have Leicester City hit a glass ceiling?
08:01 Saturday 25th January 2020

Déjà vu. Leicester City faithful sense it in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. The Foxes forced their way into the top-six henhouse to begin the season. Unexpectedly, they failed to drop a point between October 19…

Transfers
Can good friends Ajax help Barcelona out of another jam?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

When Rinus Michels brought Total Football to Barcelona in the 1970s, it began a beautiful friendship. Johan Cruijff eventually followed his mentor to the Nou Camp. The legendary Dutch midfielder played in Blaugrana stripes, won titles as the…

Premier League
Is Manchester United captaincy Harry Maguire's blessing or curse?
12:00 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Predictable as it was, handing Harry Maguire the Manchester United captaincy polarised reactions. While a certain section of fans were pleased, others weren’t happy due to his quiet persona and relative inexperience. It should still be…

Premier League
Should Manchester City cash in on Leroy Sane?
08:01 Tuesday 21st January 2020

When Leroy Sane stalled negotiations for a new deal with Manchester City, Bayern Munich paid attention. With two years remaining on his contract entering this campaign, City made every effort to extend the player. Sane wouldn't sign. The…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Non League
Ronald Sobowale: The non-league star turning Premier League heads
13:00 Saturday 18th January 2020

Premier League scouts representing clubs such as Burnley and Sheffield United have been tasting non-league football recently; and not just for a day out. Whyteleafe FC’s 22-year-old striker Sobowale has been in prolific…

Premier League
Is David Silva leaving Manchester City too soon?
09:00 Saturday 18th January 2020

In June, David Silva proclaimed 2019/20 would be his last at Manchester City. He also stated the desire to play for boyhood club Las Palmas before retiring. Currently eighth in the Segunda Division, the Canary Island side would surely…

England National Team
Kane injury can open England door for Grealish
12:01 Friday 17th January 2020

In the aftermath of Harry Kane’s hamstring surgery, opinion divided regarding the ramifications his extended absence would inflict on Tottenham Hotspur. Was it a disaster or a catastrophe? Short on alternative striking options…

Premier League
Jack Rodwell: A second chance at second chances?
12:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

When Sheffield United signed Ravel Morrison last July, sceptics raked Chris Wilder over the coals. Morrison barely played in previous stints in Mexico, Italy, England and Spain. All were cut short due to the gifted midfielder's propensity…

Premier League
How will Wilfred Ndidi’s injury affect Leicester City?
09:01 Thursday 16th January 2020

Leicester City wasn't expected to be in the conversation for Champions League qualification this season. Brendan Rodgers took over a mid-table team in need of new inspiration to climb up the table. Several changes in the…

Premier League
Does Juan Mata still have something left in the tank?
17:01 Wednesday 15th January 2020

Everyone loves them some Juan Mata. The superstar Spaniard is undoubtedly amongst football's nice guys. From that cheeky smile to his extensive charity work via Common Goal, the 31-year-old is supremely endearing. Manchester United's…

Premier League
Danny Drinkwater: What were Villa thinking?
19:00 Tuesday 14th January 2020

If Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was ever concerned about Danny Drinkwater, he found a solution to his problem in short order. The former Leicester man, unwanted at Stamford Bridge, played his last three matches against City, each for…

Premier League
BeIn Sport must be stopped
17:00 Tuesday 14th January 2020

At last count [2018], the United Kingdom’s population stood at 66.44 million. When Stadium Maps ranked the 2019/20 Premier League sides by their Facebook followers, the combined total came to 267,986,614. Even though a few million of…

Spain
Diego Costa proves you can't go home
17:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Diego Costa fought hard to return to Atletico Madrid. When he won that battle in January 2018, most expected the Spaniard would regain his best form. It hasn't happened. Costa courted controversy during his brilliant spell in England as…