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Spain
Should Sergio Ramos step down as Real Madrid penalty taker?
17:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Joining Real Madrid after spending his youth at Sevilla was a career-changing move for Sergio Ramos. The deal can be compared to Liverpool snatching Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton. We all know how integral the Dutchman is Liverpool's…

Premier League
Manchester City Fallout: Will Champions League ban test Guardiola's commitment?
08:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City’s worst nightmare came to life when UEFA banned them from the Champions League for the next two seasons. Just before a crucial tie against 13-time champions Real Madrid. Spoiler Alert: City will appeal to the Court…

Champions League
Manchester City fallout: What if the Sky Blues win the Champions League this season?
17:01 Saturday 15th February 2020

In the eight transfer windows since Pep Guardiola's appointment, Manchester City spent £477.9 million on players while recouping £224.83 million in player sales [Transfermarkt]. If Facebook is an accurate barometer, the…

Spain
Can Luka Jovic start taking his chances?
08:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Virtually every young footballer dreams of playing for top clubs in UEFA's big five, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1. That's where the money and fame lie. Even for those who do sign with the Manchester…

Spain
What future can Barcelona anticipate post-Messi?
09:00 Sunday 9th February 2020

I don’t know anything about my biological father other than his name. My mother remarried when I was a pre-schooler. Despite a childhood I’ll charitably describe as strained, I hold very little curiosity about him or how life would…

Transfers
Are Barcelona headed for a Messi divorce?
08:01 Sunday 9th February 2020

Gone are the days when Barcelona were untouchable, the best club in the world in terms of on-pitch performance and lauded for their ideals off it. The Catalan side reached its greatest success under Pep Guardiola. Everything seemed perfect…

Spain
Can Eden Hazard's return boost Real Madrid?
09:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

Eden Hazard shot to fame at Stamford Bridge in Chelsea's blue kit following a summer switch from Lille in 2012. Two Premier and Europa League titles an FA Cup, EFL Cup and numerous individual accolades made it an astute career…

Spain
5 reasons Atletico Madrid is in a state
16:45 Thursday 6th February 2020

Reverence is earned, but then, it can just as easily be lost. Talk about Atletico Madrid. In July last year, they left tongues wagging when they sounded the gong for the new campaign with a thorough drubbing of cross-city rivals Real in New…

Premier League
Can Wolves keep Raul Jimenez beyond this season?
09:01 Tuesday 4th February 2020

Raul Jimenez is in exceptional form. Contributing directly to 29 of Wolves' 57 goals in all competitions [Transfermarkt] this season says as much. Since his arrival at Molineux from Benfica in 2018, he has 37 goals and 17 assists.…

Italy
Theo Hernandez leading AC Milan's resurgence from the back
08:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

When Theo Hernandez left his birthplace, Marseille, to join Atletico Madrid at the age of nine, the young boy must have dreamed of exploits in the Spanish capital, but the dream took a different path in 2017. He was signed by cross-town…

Germany
Should Bayern make Perisic's loan deal permanent?
09:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Ivan Perisic wasn't acquired by Bayern Munich with any grand long-term objectives in mind. Brought on from Internazionale to bulk up the Bavarians' squad to keep competing on all fronts, he’s proven himself more than just…

Spain
Celades making Mestalla forget Marcelino
09:00 Monday 27th January 2020

Spanish football fans are convinced Mestalla is probably the most difficult stadium for a coach to find support and respect. After two seasons spent guiding Villarreal to 12th in La Liga, Marcelino headed south in 2017 to return Los Che to…

Spain
Is Casemiro back on track at Real Madrid?
08:01 Monday 27th January 2020

During Real Madrid’s struggles in the post-Zidane era, Casemiro experienced a shocking drop in form. He evolved from a scrawny kid to a formidable man under the Frenchman, but his side's transitional period hit the Brazilian…

Spain
Can Atletico Madrid still win La Liga?
09:01 Sunday 26th January 2020

In recent years, Atletico never fails to be ranked among La Liga favourites. They came good once in 2013/14 but usually settle for second or third. Barcelona and Real Madrid remain far bigger clubs. Atleti stand outside the gates again…

Germany
Should Alvaro Odriozola look beyond Bayern Munich?
16:00 Saturday 25th January 2020

Bayern Munich signed Alvaro Odriozola on loan from Real Madrid this week, on a contract which expires at this season's end. When the Spaniard arrived at Los Blancos two years ago, I wrote about how it would complicate matters for then-manager…