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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…

Bayern, Barcelona: Which FCB is best for Coutinho?
17:00 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Improve. Score more. Win trophies. Move to a better team. Fight for prestigious individual awards and rank among the best. Feel free to add more but those thoughts all run through the minds of ambitious footballers, especially young ones with…

Is Lionel Messi holding Barcelona's future hostage?
08:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Watching Barcelona play without Lionel Messi is like watching Connor McGregor fight with one hand tied behind his back. Unlike Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca are set up to succeed without their Argentine maestro. The club spend…

How Barcelona's shift away from La Masia model hurts their foundation
12:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

Barcelona is known not only for winning trophies but also nurturing talents that later become world stars across the world. The academy, La Masia, produced players over the years that would probably cost billions in today's market. I'm…

Why can't Barcelona keep their Brazilians?
09:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Barcelona's long history includes more than 30 Brazilian players turning out for the club stretching back to the 1930's.  Fausto dos Santos and Jaguare were the first, arriving on a season-long loan deal from Vasco da…

The smiling legend Ronaldinho retires
09:30 Saturday 20th January 2018

There are footballers who come from a different planet. Their mission: to leave us in awe every time they step on the pitch. When these footballers quit playing, the game misses them dearly. One such footballer was Ronaldinho…

Football's Natural Successors
14:00 Monday 14th August 2017

Journalists and experts never seem to tire of saying that a young player is destined to be the next 'whosoever' and, all too often, they're proven to be completely incorrect. Does anyone remember Adnan Januzaj being the next Ronaldo? Or Ganso…

Transfers That Nearly Happened (But Didn't)
13:30 Saturday 24th June 2017

An open transfer window generally means three things are guaranteed to happen: players will move from one club to another, the media will have a field day linking some clubs to every player in the world and some players will use the speculation…

The rebirth of Benteke
13:36 Monday 24th October 2016

Most of you have heard of the movie, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" no doubt, but here I want to share with you a story of another "curious case", but this is not a story in a movie theatre, rather this story is unfolding on the football…

6 footballers who played with the best smiles
11:05 Monday 10th October 2016

Putting up a smile on the pitch of play is something very uncommon with footballers today. Many take to the pitch with only one thing on their mind - which is victory, while others just wanna have fun irrespective of the outcome of the game. …

Football's Greatest What If….
01:41 Thursday 21st July 2011

As football fans across the country scour the back pages and the column inches in search for the transfer talk linking new and exciting names to their clubs, many hopeful followers will be left to rue missed opportunities and failed bids by…