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Premier League
No Chelsea for Zizou!
15:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. Many supporters harboured hopes that this would finally signal the end to the circus that had become their managerial recruitment. At first, all the signs were positive. The…

Champions League
Is VAR ready for the Champions League?
12:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

Beginning with the Round of 16 matches, video assistant referees are part and parcel of Champions League officiating. The technology was applied in Rome and Amsterdam. The decision at the Stadio Olimpico was straightforward. Not so at…

Spain
Is Sergio Ramos becoming more trouble than he's worth at Real Madrid?
09:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

After a difficult start to the season that cost Julen Lopetegui the job he'd only just accepted at the expense of managing Spain in the World Cup, Real Madrid finally turned a corner. The Merengues won seven and drew one in their last…

Premier League
Should the Gunners target the Eredivisie to replace Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey?
08:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

A look at the Premier League goals scored and conceded tables suggest Arsenal’s first priority in the summer transfer market should be a defender.  The Gunners hold down fourth place in the former category but rank eleventh in the…

Features
It is time for Gareth Bale to step up at Real Madrid?
15:00 Wednesday 20th February 2019

Nothing lasts forever. This is a statement that has always had paramount effects in the human world. Not even the perfect-looking marriage between Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his former club, Real Madrid was able to overcome…

Spain
5 summer destinations if Isco leaves Real Madrid
12:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Isco’s become encaged in his own paradox after not taking kindly to Santiago Solari’s appointment as Real Madrid manager. A favourite of former manager Julen Lopetegui, he’s barely featured under the Argentine, starting only…

Champions League
Will Bayern Munich deny Liverpool progress in the Champions League?
09:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Niko Kovac arrived at Bayern Munich in the summer as more or less the chosen one. A former player at the Allianz Arena and an up-and-coming manager with a Bayern scalp and complementary DFB Pokal in his back pocket as Eintracht Frankfurt…

Premier League
Is Zinedine Zidane the answer for Chelsea?
12:00 Monday 18th February 2019

Without question, Maurizio Sarri can be regarded as a good tactician. The Italian understands football and holds a strong philosophy about how it should be played. But managing a bunch of multi-millionaire footballers goes far beyond being…

Champions League
Champions League implements VAR; Should mic'd up officials be next?
17:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

The Champions League returned last week for the Round of 16. Unfortunately, so did the controversy. On Tuesday, Manchester United welcomed Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford. The 2-0 defeat was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first in his dozen…

Opinion
Does Angel Di Maria deserve abuse from Manchester United fans?
12:00 Friday 15th February 2019

The intensity of the boos and jeers from a section of Manchester United fans towards the returning Angel Di Maria was almost at par with the Argentine’s performance for Paris Saint-Germain. The former Real Madrid winger was in superlative…

Spain
Should Atletico Madrid call time on Diego Simeone?
12:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

When it's derby day, form is always not a factor in who wins the games as everything is on the line to ensure that the bragging rights at yours. Real Madrid ensured that they'd be the ones celebrating with a comfortable 3-1 victory…

Spain
Why Real Madrid should not buy Eden Hazard
08:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Eden Hazard is vocal about his future but gives mixed answers about where his future lies. He fancies Real Madrid, saying it is his childhood dream to play for the Whites. He also wants to become a club legend for Chelsea like Didier Drogba…

Spain
Marcelo nearing the end at Real Madrid
15:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

Just a year ago, it seemed almost unthinkable, absolutely absurd for Real Madrid to play a game without Marcelo. The Brazilian was indisputable. His place in Los Blancos' starting eleven was assured. Not anymore, however. Marcelo on the…

Spain
Is Vinicius Junior Real Madrid's long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

A new star is born in Madrid. Vinicius Junior arrived at Real Madrid last year with a glowing reputation. This season, he’s put it into effect. The young Brazilian thrives under Santiago Solari, fitting into the Cristiano Ronaldo…

Spain
Does Spain's aggressive tax fraud stance threaten La Liga's quality?
09:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Jose Mourinho is the latest to have received a suspended jail term for tax evasion in Spain. The former Real Madrid manager must pay a €2 million fine to the tax office in Spain. Spanish law allows first-time offenders to pay off convictions…