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European Football
Can nations win more by not building around a superstar?
15:00 Monday 25th March 2019

Euro 2020 qualifiers began during the current international window. England started well with a 5-0 win over the Czech Republic. Social media flipped out over Paul Pogba's saucy chip over Montenegro's low block to Antoine Griezmann…

Football
Is David Moyes becoming a forgotten man in football?
09:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Getting the opportunity to manage Manchester United is a dream job for most managers. So it was for David Moyes in 2013. But then, ‘the Chosen One’ became ‘the Rejected One’ in just a matter of months. It was a manager’s…

Opinion
Remember him? Three young guns fading fast
09:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Every year, prodigiously talented youngsters tease us with their promise. A good number never quite fulfil their potential, leaving us to wonder whatever happened to so-and-so if we even wonder at all.  Nothing thrills more than seeing…

Reviews
Book Review: Toshack's Way - My Journey Through Football
17:00 Monday 26th November 2018

John Toshack cut a unique path through the footballing world as a player, player-manager and manager. Best qualified, he tells the story himself with the help of his co-author, Dan Sung. Title: Toshack's Way, My Journey Through Football…

Spain
La Liga Preview: Are all 20 clubs prepared for 2018/19?
08:00 Friday 17th August 2018

La Liga lost arguably their best ever player this summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to sign for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. But that does not mean that football fans should avoid following Spanish football during the…

Spain
Transfer Analysis: Real Madrid's new signing, Alvaro Odriozola
17:00 Saturday 7th July 2018

Real Madrid activated right-back Alvaro Odriozola's £40 million release clause two days ago. The Spain international signed for Los Blancos on a six-year deal pending a medical.   Odriozola was a La Liga breakthrough star…

Spain
Antoine Griezmann must get his motivation back
18:00 Wednesday 7th February 2018

He is a player that all the major clubs in Europe would queue to have in their teams. Antoine Griezmann is one of the world's best footballers. As is often the case nowadays, though, loyalty is just a word. Players that spend an extra,…

Spain
Diez Hijos: 10 La Liga breakthroughs, Part 2
08:30 Friday 29th December 2017

Even though La Liga is (slowly) redistributing television revenues more equitably, its smaller clubs, those not named Real Madrid or Barcelona, have learned to maximise their academies. Many regularly produce top quality players who ply their…

Opinion
Xabi Prieto engrained in Txuriurdin Legend
18:10 Saturday 2nd September 2017

Real Sociedad's captain, Xabi Prieto, recently made his 500th appearance for the club. Can he cap his legacy by bringing glory to Anoeta? Francesco Totti. Carles Puyol. Ryan Giggs. All completed their careers at just one football club. Despite…

Spain
Three goalkeepers Napoli should target before the transfer window closes
13:30 Tuesday 8th August 2017

There is no question that Napoli needs to improve their depth in the goalkeeper position. Pepe Reina is the clear starter, but the club needs another reliable starter in case the Spaniard goes down with an injury. With that in mind, here are…

Spain
Three biggest La Liga Bargains in this transfer window
10:00 Sunday 30th July 2017

La Liga has had a quiet summer. Neither Real Madrid nor FC Barcelona have been extremely active, although Neymar's rumoured move to Paris makes it an uneasy peace. Below the surface, however, quality players have been arriving in Spain. Here…

Opinion
The abysmal fall from grace of David Moyes
16:00 Monday 1st May 2017

In May 2013, David Moyes and family must've been in dreamland. The Scotsman had just been handpicked by Sir Alex Ferguson as his replacement. A huge banner went up at Stretford end, Old Trafford, in Moyes's honour– it read: The Chosen One.…

Spain
Barcelona team news ahead of Real Sociedad encounter
18:50 Saturday 15th April 2017

Luis Enrique's side are anxious to regain form when they face Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. Here is our Barcelona team news for their upcoming La Liga game. The Catalans had a humiliating experience when they lost 2-0 to Malaga last weekend…

Spain
A look back at Xabi Alonso’s astonishing career
15:00 Monday 23rd January 2017

Xabi Alonso is set to retire when his contract with Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season. The 35-year-old has had a truly successful career, winning a great deal of trophies and accolades internationally and in the top leagues in…

Premier League
Moyes may still provide the annual Sunderland miracle
13:30 Wednesday 9th November 2016

Prior to Saturday's game against Bournemouth, Sunderland was being written-off by anybody and their dog as relegation certainties.