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Ajax's Quincy Promes gamble paying off
08:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

In a summer where five prodigious talents departed Amsterdam for almost €200m, a 27-year-old Sevilla outcast was Ajax's biggest signing. Quincy Promes' reputation suffered a hit in Spain. He is reshaping it, justifying the Eredivisie champions'…

2019/20 Ajax Eredivisie preview
17:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

A new season dawns for Erik ten Hag’s Ajax without wunderkinds Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong. To keep their crown, the Eredivisie champions cannot let the fire die even without their two torchbearers. While I Lancieri lost…

On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

Sevilla and Quincy Promes: A partnership destined to blossom?
12:00 Thursday 20th September 2018

Sevilla completed the signing of Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes, for a reported £17 million, on Spain's transfer deadline day. Since arriving three weeks ago, the 26-year-old has made two cameo appearances, but with time, will be expected…

Southampton should go all out for Quincy Promes
10:30 Saturday 27th January 2018

Honing Southampton's extremely blunt attack was Mauricio Pellegrino's topmost priority going into the winter. Two players were pencilled in as targets: Guido Carrillo and Quincy Promes. The former's arrival has been secured.…

Russian Premier League
Why the Russian Premier League deserves a UK TV deal
09:00 Wednesday 14th June 2017

Russia will be hosting next year's football global party, the World Cup. The domestic league over there gets little but negative attention here in the UK and that needs to change. Whether you like it or not, Russia will be hosting the World…