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Premier League
Much ado about nothing; Declan Rice handball more comedy than tragedy
12:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Last spring, a cross whipped into the Manchester City penalty area first found Fernando Llorente’s arm then the net behind Ederson Moraes. Tottenham’s long, lean Spanish forward hadn’t scored often as Harry Kane’s emergency…

Italy
Luis Alberto: Liverpool castoff, Lazio superstar
09:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Barring an epic collapse even by their standards, Liverpool will finally lift the Premier League trophy this year. In large part, the Reds' recent success is due to shrewd transfer policy, moulding lesser-known talents into…

Premier League
Did Solskjaer take a Christmas gift from under Guardiola's tree?
09:00 Sunday 22nd December 2019

Christmas, like Easter and, in North America, Thanksgiving, is meant to be a joyous holiday spent with loved ones. Often, though, tensions rise. In part, you’re not accustomed to spending full days with these strange, annoying people…

Premier League
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Liverpool and Manchester City
08:01 Saturday 21st December 2019

On the first day of football, the FA gave to me Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will look back on the 2019 calendar…

Premier League
Is Jurgen Klopp fashioning a new Liverpool dynasty?
09:00 Saturday 14th December 2019

It's a wonderful time to be a Liverpool fan. The football is great. What's more, the results are amazing. The reigning European champions are virtually unstoppable. Jurgen Klopp is leading a revolution at Anfield. In addition,…

Premier League
Should Guardiola focus on the Champions League?
08:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Is Manchester City’s title challenge over? Falling fourteen(!) points behind Liverpool after the derby loss to United perhaps says so. Of course, with the two-time defending champions, you can never say never. However, there is a…

Premier League
Are Pep Guardiola and Manchester City in self-destruction mode?
08:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

A costly 2-2 draw at Newcastle leaves Manchester City 11 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race. Ruthless, Jurgen Klopp’s men only dropped points once this season, to Manchester United. In 14 games, they've won 13…

England National Team
Typical England overreact to Sterling, Gomez beef
19:01 Wednesday 13th November 2019

On Sunday, last season's Premier League and Champions League winners went head-to-head in an early-season, potentially title-deciding clash at Anfield. Eventually, Liverpool would comfortably beat Manchester City, handing bragging rights…

Premier League
Can Manchester City break their Anfield jinx?
09:00 Sunday 10th November 2019

Manchester City travel to Anfield hoping to cut their deficit to three points. History isn’t backing them. City have failed to register a win at Anfield for 16 years and the League leaders have made their home a fortress. Crystal Palace…

Premier League
Is Raheem Sterling's form Ballon d'Or worthy?
19:01 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Last season, Manchester City's 'fourmidables' scooped every single domestic trophy on offer. Pep Guardiola's men were run close by a spirited Liverpool side, though the blue half of Manchester were the ones left celebrating…

Tactics
Could switching to 4-3-3 work for Spurs?
08:01 Saturday 19th October 2019

Tottenham Hotspur began an upward curve when Mauricio Pochettino took over in 2014. Now, in his sixth year in charge, they've gone over a precipice. Is it stagnation? Apart from moving to a new stadium, everything has remained…

Champions League
Is Raheem Sterling Manchester City's MVP?
08:00 Friday 4th October 2019

When Pep Guardiola moved to Manchester City three seasons ago, long-suffering fans anticipated good times. His success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich promised as much. But not even the most optimistic Sky Blue fan could dream their…

Premier League
Riyad Mahrez benefitting from Guardiola's tough-love?
19:01 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Upon joining Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez’s dream of becoming a recognised world-class talent took a further step towards fruition. Simply too good for Leicester City, he deserved to be consistently vying for the Premier League…

Premier League
Should Phil Foden leave Manchester City?
15:00 Saturday 14th September 2019

Phil Foden finds himself entangled in a dilemma. Does he wait it out to experience his glory days under perhaps the game's best manager? Or does he strike out on his own like Jadon Sancho to make his mark now? While there’s a long…

Premier League
Fit Kevin de Bruyne makes life easier for Pep Guardiola
08:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Manchester City haven't been too busy in the transfer market. Rodri’s club-record £63 million move from Atletico Madrid is the only big business set in stone at the moment, although Joao Cancelo's £27.5 million + Danilo…