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Premier League
On Ronaldo, Pogba and apples falling from trees
08:00 Friday 7th December 2018

Apples and oranges. Supposedly, you can't compare the two because they're different. You need a sharp tool to peel and slice an apple whereas your fingers will do for the orange that comes conveniently presliced. There is no such thing…

Opinion
How much do international breaks weigh on top players and teams in club football?
17:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Many fans deride the international break. Their favourite players go absent, often travelling long distances to represent their countries. Unless the players belong to the fans' national team, the games hold little interest. Save for…

Spain
Why Real Madrid need to cut Karim Benzema loose
09:00 Sunday 14th October 2018

All eyes remain on Real Madrid to witness the after-effects of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure. Fans anticipated a marquee signing to fill their former talisman's boots. But perhaps what everyone ignored was the need to replace…

Champions League
2018/19 Champions League preview: Real Madrid turnover, Juventus intent
08:00 Monday 17th September 2018

The 2018/19 campaign may be a watershed for UEFA. Signs portend the dawn of a new era. The continental federation awarded Luka Modric its best player award, recently. FIFA may follow suit, bestowing the Ballon d'Or on a player not named…

Opinion
Richarlison: Have Brazil found the heir to Ronaldo's throne?
15:00 Saturday 15th September 2018

Eyebrows were raised in some quarters when Everton paid Watford £35million, potentially rising to £50million to bring young Brazilian Richarlison to the Merseyside. Marco Silva bought the 21-year-old from Fluminense to Vicarage…

Spain
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…

Spain
Urgent signings Real Madrid must make
09:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

Under Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid dominated Europe. The Merengues won back-to-back-to-back Champions Leagues, four in five years if you count Carlo Ancelotti's La Decima on the far side of Barcelona's intervention. It's not…

Cult Heroes
Will Zidane manage again?
17:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare observes that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” Modern society has done everything it can to hamstring those born into greatness, replacing…

Transfers
Mo Salah, not Eden Hazard, should be Real Madrid's Ronaldo successor
12:00 Friday 27th July 2018

After Real Madrid’s unprecedented Champions Leagues success, last term, something had to give. Zinedine Zidane knew it was time to move on. So did the club’s talisman, the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese dropped…

Other Tournaments
Why the World Cup is strangling the ICC
17:00 Tuesday 24th July 2018

The World Cup was a blast. Every nation gave it their all, most in a more positive manner than we've seen in recent tournaments. While France was celebrating its triumph on July 15th, most clubs in western Europe had already opened their…

Spain
Why CR7 Was Marketing Gold for Real Madrid
09:00 Sunday 15th July 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s not just a player. He’s a marketing strategy. An ideology. A human entity whose name alone guarantees money and successful business. How do you replace the corporate spine of a football club? Just…

World Cup
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the death of the individual
08:30 Thursday 5th July 2018

There is no I in team. We’ve already lost you, haven’t we? You’ve already rolled your eyes in distaste at a cliché you’ve come to expect from TV pundits. Stick with us though. The post-mortems have been conducted,…

World Cup
The day the Ballon d'Or died
08:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

And while Lennon read a book on Marx The quartet practiced in the park And we sang dirges in the dark The day the music died There’s no American pie at the World Cup in Russia. The United States failed to qualify. Nonetheless, Don McLean’s…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Uruguay v Portugal a tag-team match featuring Cavani, Suarez against Ronaldo, Quaresma
08:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

The knockout phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally here, and Uruguay will take on Portugal at Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi. Uruguay won Group A convincingly, with three wins from three. The South Americans are seemingly a side that…

Champions League
Thank you Roma and Juventus for reviving the Champions League
08:30 Friday 13th April 2018

For a moment it looked like Juventus were going to go one better than Serie A rivals Roma had the evening before. With just a minute left, the Old Lady was level on the aggregate scoreboard with Real Madrid, having hauled back a 3-0 defeat…

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