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Spain
What is behind Eden Hazard's early struggles at Real Madrid?
09:01 Friday 18th October 2019

During his time with Chelsea, it felt like everyone understood that Eden Hazard's transfer to Real Madrid was a matter of when rather than if. In a world where players are usually quick to play down transfer speculation, the Belgian, somewhat…

Football
When will football stop ignoring Erik Ten Hag?
17:00 Saturday 12th October 2019

Ajax were football's surprise package in 2019/20. Making the Round of 16 seemed fair for the Dutch giants who were thought to be more focussed on reclaiming the Eredivisie title from PSV Eindhoven. Observers were willing to grant they were…

Spain
Is it time Zinedine Zidane stopped trusting in his old guard?
08:00 Monday 7th October 2019

Real Madrid are in transition. Zinedine Zidane was brought in towards the end of last season to salvage what he could from a horrific season and return Los Blancos to European football's apex. After winning three Champions Leagues…

Spain
Real Madrid v Granada: El Derbi de la Legitimidad
08:00 Saturday 5th October 2019

Matchday 8 in La Liga features a battle between the Spanish top-flight’s first and second-place teams. Real Madrid tops the Primera Division, surprising their own supporters as well as rivals and neutrals. Perhaps more surprising, there…

Football
What lies ahead for Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne?
12:00 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Pep Guardiola's biggest risk in a glittering career was leaving Bayern Munich for Manchester City. The gaffer felt it was worth testing his tactical nous on English soil though... It took two seasons before conquering the league and the…

Spain
Is it time for La Liga to take Granada seriously?
08:31 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Three plots are almost certain in La Liga. Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid jostling for the title. Lionel Messi topping the scorers' chart and Granada being relegated or somehow surviving at the death. This season, though,…

Football
Why the FIFPro World XI continues to annoy everyone
12:00 Tuesday 1st October 2019

Among the most prestigious accolades a footballer can receive is to be named among the FIFPro World XI. Sadly, not many players ever get to receive that honour. It explains why footballers and fans become highly incensed when a player…

European Football
Is Idrissa Gueye PSG's missing Champions League piece?
19:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Paris Saint-Germain bolstered an already strong squad during the January transfer window. The French giants have dominated Ligue 1 for the better part of a decade. However, that hasn't translated into success in the Champions…

Spain
Was motivating Benzema worth the cost of signing Jovic?
12:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

Remember when Karim Benzema was scapegoated for every negative Real Madrid result? The Frenchman received the hard end of the stick for not scoring as frequently as Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, things have changed.  Following Ronaldo's departure,…

Champions League
2019/20 Champions League Preview
08:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

In a throwback to the days of the British Empire, the Premier League dominated the football map in May and June, sending four clubs to the Champions and Europa League finals. Tonight, the rest of the world finally has a chance to answer the…

France
Should PSG faithful forgive Neymar?
12:00 Monday 16th September 2019

The biggest saga of the summer transfer window only fell short of the original transaction's sensationalism when a deal failed to materialise. Having left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, Neymar finally returned…

Spain
Should Real Madrid regret selling Ronaldo?
09:00 Sunday 15th September 2019

There's nothing as frustrating as seeing former players flourish elsewhere. Gambling that age was about to catch up to their talisman, Real Madrid sold their most influential player to Juventus last summer. The gamble didn't pay…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Spain
Can Atletico capitalise on Barca, Real Madrid poor starts?
09:00 Thursday 5th September 2019

Barcelona and Real Madrid own La Liga from a competitive perspective. El Clasico rivals have won 59 titles combined and all but five in the past 45 campaigns. The last time the duo failed to hold the crown for more than a year was from 1980-84…

France
How will Kylian Mbappe's injury affect Paris Saint-Germain?
17:00 Friday 30th August 2019

A glance at the numbers will reveal just why Kylian Mbappe has become such hot property for Paris Saint-German. The 20-year-old scored an astonishing 33 goals in 29 league appearances last season - to fire the club to yet another league title.…