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Spain
Was Lionel Messi tapping up Sadio Mane?
08:01 Tuesday 10th December 2019

'Don't be greedy' is a phrase many-a-mother often says to their child. Society surely isn't a fan of said trait. However, across the footballing world, it's part and parcel of what makes a European juggernaut exactly…

Spain
Courtois, Hazard, Real Madrid; The White is not always greener
09:00 Sunday 8th December 2019

Normality returns in Spain’s capital. Real Madrid, the superstar team of world football, is battling Catalan giants Barcelona at the top of the table. However, not everything is rosy. Two of Madrid’s biggest stars, one ‘Galactico’…

Cult Heroes
Equal Time: Messi’s 6th Ballon d’Or doesn’t warrant GOAT status
17:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

People say stats don’t lie. Lionel Messi recently surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as the all-time scorer at a top European club. At the writing, he has 614 goals for Barcelona to the Portuguese’s 608 for his four clubs, Sporting…

Spain
Federico Valverde: A Real asset
08:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Real Madrid's squad is massive. Spoiled for choice is the apt phrase. Every match, Zinedine Zidane faces a problem to find the perfect starting XI. However, the results keep coming. Los Blancos sit second in La Liga, only shy…

Spain
Transfer policy: The root cause for Real Madrid's instability?
08:01 Friday 29th November 2019

Real Madrid spent heavily this summer if you call north of €300 million heavy. They finally managed to bring Eden Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu. Luka Jovic joined from Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt. Brazilians Rodrygo, Eder…

Spain
Why is Diego Simeone escaping the sack?
19:30 Thursday 28th November 2019

Hiring and sacking managers seems to be the order of the day in the modern-day game. After all, it's the gaffer whose head is firmly on the chopping block as soon as expectations aren't met. Take Ernesto Valverde for example. His FC…

Premier League
Should Manchester United try to beat Mourinho to Bruno Fernandes?
09:01 Thursday 28th November 2019

As a US resident, it is my civic duty to consume mass amounts of turkey today. If you are not a US resident and are therefore missing out, that just means more for me. Another thing for which to be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving. Before the tryptophan…

Italy
Are goals beginning to dry up for Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Wednesday 27th November 2019

At the writing, Cristiano Ronaldo owns 706 career goals in meaningful first-team matches for club and country. His haul of 607 goals for four different clubs topples the combined career total of many decent teams in Europe. It would’ve…

Premier League
How West Ham/Tottenham match predicts Mourinho's Spurs tenure
08:00 Sunday 24th November 2019

Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. There is no surprise in that. The Portuguese is always a rabbit out of the gate. Unfortunately, the game’s full narrative warns against what usually comes much later in…

France
Are Paris Saint-Germain destined to lose their finest players?
21:14 Saturday 23rd November 2019

You're single and available. There's someone you've wanted for a long time and you've decided to make them yours. But can you afford everything it will take to seduce them? And, as much as you desire this person, do they…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho: Spurs saviour or not so special anymore?
18:31 Wednesday 20th November 2019

"When he [Frank Lampard] decided to go to a direct competitor then love stories are over."--Jose Mourinho on Frank Lampard joining Manchester City on loan, 2014 After Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United,…

European Championships
Will Hungary face the Topknot of God?
12:01 Tuesday 19th November 2019

November 18 2009, Stade de France, 104th minute: As Florent Malouda lined up the free-kick from  45 yards, centre-half Sebastien Squillaci hustled into the Ireland box. Referee Martin Hansson blew the whistle to resume play. Malouda’s…

Germany
What does Toni Kroos' resurgence mean for club and country?
08:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Germany’s shock World Cup elimination in the group stage confirmed the regression among the nation's ageing stars. In an act of self-preservation, manager Joachim Low visited the Allianz Arena to inform three Bayern stars, Mats…

Italy
Are Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli losing steam?
01:18 Sunday 10th November 2019

Juventus’ eight consecutive seasons of reigning supreme in the Serie A has not come unchallenged. Napoli has run the Zebras close in the last few campaigns but always seem to come up empty-handed. Gli Azzurri have stayed consistent…

Germany
Equal Time: Jose Mourinho belongs at Bayern, not Arsenal
11:00 Saturday 9th November 2019

Jose Mourinho's marriage with Manchester United ended on an embarrassing note. The Portuguese found life difficult in his last season at Old Trafford amid a run of poor results, heavy backlash from fans and constant fallouts with key…