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Managerial News
Imagining the Jose Mourinho testimonial
08:00 Wednesday 29th May 2019

I ate Chinese last night. The fortune cookie spooked me. Ability will enable a man to get to the top but character will keep him from falling. How did they know I was planning to write about Jose Mourinho? The Special One is finding it difficult…

Spain
Five players you didn't know have played for RCD Mallorca
16:00 Monday 26th March 2018

Real Club Deportivo (RCD) Mallorca has been the home to some top players over the past decade or so. The 2002 winners of the Copa Del Rey slipped into the Segunda División B last season, which is the third tier of the Spanish football…

Transfers
Swap deals: One-time occurrence or back for good?
09:30 Tuesday 13th February 2018

The January transfer window witnessed a few surprises, records broken as well as the return of the player swap deal. With Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal contract running down, Manchester United pounced. The Chilean arrived at Old Trafford in…

Transfers
Is the transfer market pricing itself out of existence?
08:30 Monday 29th January 2018

After Paris Saint-Germain took a Neil Armstrong-sized giant leap in transfer fees to acquire Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, there was a sense other clubs would trip over one another to close ground. Not much has happened in this window. Is that…

Managerial News
Pep Guardiola's Ultimate XI
13:00 Friday 5th January 2018

Pep Guardiola is one of the greatest managers of all time and has taken charge of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. He is cruising to the Premier League title this season but do any of his Manchester City players make his all-time eleven…

Football
5 footballers who supposedly dislike Pep Guardiola
21:00 Wednesday 6th December 2017

Josep Guardiola Sala is remembered as a creative, calm and composed central midfielder. Since entering into management with Barcelona in 2008, he has won a whopping 21 trophies. Throughout his remarkable managerial career, however, the Spaniard…

Features
Pep Guardiola's Zen Buddhist club
10:00 Friday 8th September 2017

Pep Guardiola rejoined Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano at Man City to restore the lost Barcelona ethos. Spiritually speaking, it was the wrong choice. At its peak, Barcelona was a shining light for leftist ideologues everywhere.Alone among…

Football
2012 Africa Cup of Nations Preview
02:21 Saturday 14th January 2012

The Africa Cup of Nations is one of my favourite international tournaments, and I'm delighted that the 2012 edition kicks off in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on the 21st January. I watched the last two tournaments, in Angola and Ghana with interest,…