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Premier League
Why Steve Bruce’s Newcastle appointment is the latest insult to Toon Army
19:01 Thursday 18th July 2019

After allowing Rafael Benitez to walk three weeks ago, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley bore the brunt of fans’ criticism, a role which the British billionaire has made his own since taking over in 2007. Any right-minded person would…

Managerial News
6 contenders as the next Newcastle United manager
10:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It had been coming. On Monday, Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez parted ways. Attributed to a contract dispute in which this summer’s transfer budget proved an unresolvable issue, the reasoning goes far beyond that. The Spaniard’s…

Premier League
Is Marouane Fellaini's Manchester United revival inspired by Belgium's World Cup?
12:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

When Jose Mourinho fought the board and fans to re-sign Marouane Fellaini in the summer, his sanity was questioned. Sentiment said he wasn't a "United player." Good riddance; sign someone like Jorginho or, more popularly,…

Managerial News
Is Mark Hughes' position at Southampton under pressure ?
08:00 Saturday 1st September 2018

 Mark Hughes is among the seven winless managers after three Premier League games. His Southampton side drew against Burnley to start the campaign then lost 2-1 to both Everton and Leicester. On points, only West Ham are worse, but the…

World Cup
World Cup 3rd place match: England and Belgium hook up again; does it mean anything this time?
08:30 Saturday 14th July 2018

It's not coming home. England's World Cup dreams were smashed by Mario Mandzukic's brilliant goal that sent Croatia to their first World Cup final. On the other hand, Roberto Martinez's Belgium lost to France one-nil. Les…

World Cup
Marouane Fellaini's World Cup revival
12:30 Monday 9th July 2018

Marouane Fellaini has divided opinion ever since his 2013 move to Manchester United. Fans wrote him off without ever giving him a chance. Five years later, he refuses to leave and is bossing it on the grandest stage. Amid the World Cup…

World Cup
Roberto Martinez proving tactical flexibility in Russia
09:30 Monday 9th July 2018

Whether or not Belgium crash to France in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal, Roberto Martinez has achieved a personal mission. Criticised for being tactically naive, the Spaniard has shown guts and bravery with his strategies. …

World Cup
World Cup Quarterfinal: Is there a better matchup in this round than Brazil v Belgium?
09:30 Friday 6th July 2018

Beautifully flawed in their own ways, Brazil and Belgium meet in the quarter-finals, providing the tie of the round. A glittering array of stars have threatened to sparkle, but have only twinkled thus far - will this encounter…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Will Belgium resort to funny business to top Japan?
09:30 Monday 2nd July 2018

It doesn’t seem like two seconds ago we were listening to Robbie Williams open up World Cup, yet now we find ourselves in the later parts of the round of sixteen. In this one, it's Belgium against Japan. Last Thursday wasn’t…

World Cup
World Cup Group G: England, Belgium, Kane, Lukaku, time to settle this
12:30 Thursday 28th June 2018

The two European sides have all the pressure off them coming into the final game, having already secured a place in the last 16. This battle is about who'll clinch top spot in group G. Belgium and England were expected to cruise through…

World Cup
World Cup Group G: Belgium out to prove Panama don't know Jack
09:30 Monday 18th June 2018

Group G gets underway in Sochi today at 16:00 BST. Highly fancied Belgium take on plucky overachiever Panama. The two nations will battle it out in front of 45,000 fans attending the Fisht Stadium.   Belgium will accept nothing less…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group G
09:30 Wednesday 13th June 2018

When the World Cup draw was made, few groups offered a straightforward selection of teams to make it through. Although Group G, made up of Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England did exactly that. With Belgium's golden generation still intact…

Premier League
How Graham Potter can revitalise Swansea City
15:00 Thursday 7th June 2018

So, Swansea City has its man. Graham Potter, formerly of Östersunds FK, is charged with the task of rebuilding a club that has sagged under the weight of short-sighted player recruitment, short-term managerial appointments and the desperate…

World Cup
Intoxication and Expectation: Belgium at the World Cup
12:00 Sunday 3rd June 2018

Anyone who's someone in the beer world views Belgium as the centre of the universe. Even the national flag looks like a taster set, porter on the left, an amber in the middle and ruby red on the right. In footballing terms, the country…

World Cup
Roberto Martinez is the Jurgen Klinsmann to Radja Nainggolan's Landon Donovan
12:00 Friday 25th May 2018

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez created a furore on Monday when he released the final 23-man roster for the World Cup. Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan was conspicuously missing. The tattooed, mohawked, chain-smoking destroyer is usually conspicuous…