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2019/20 Barcelona La Liga preview
17:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

Barcelona continued to dominate La Liga last season, finishing 11 points clear atop the table. Rivals Real Madrid trailed the Catalans by a massive 19 points. Diego Simeone's Atletico took advantage to secure the second spot. Ernesto Valverde…

Spain
Why FC Barcelona need to fix their centre-back issues before the season kicks off
12:01 Saturday 3rd August 2019

The summer break presents football clubs the opportunity to reflect on the previous season, highlight their major weaknesses and work towards putting things right before the next campaign kicks off. Like other European elite outfits,…

Transfers
Should PSG accept Barcelona's latest Neymar offer?
08:00 Monday 29th July 2019

Ask any Barcelona fan about Neymar. You'll hear a series of invectives and the word 'traitor'. Camp Nou fans saw a bright future with their former No.11 but the Brazilian cared only for the present. The fact both club and player seek…

Transfers
Why Manchester United should move for Samuel Umtiti
17:01 Sunday 30th June 2019

The two Manchester giants experienced contrasting emotions during the recently-concluded Premier League campaign. While City conquered the division and became the first English side ever to sweep all three domestic trophies, rivals United endured…

Premier League
Is Shkodran Mustafi nearing the end at Arsenal?
17:00 Tuesday 21st May 2019

Since joining Arsenal, Shkodran Mustafi has morphed into a figure of derision for fans and pundits alike. The German centre-back failed to impress once again this season. Is it time for the Gunners to cut their losses? Mustafi signed for Arsenal…

Premier League
3 summer resolutions for Arsenal
15:00 Thursday 16th May 2019

The time has almost arrived to judge Unai Emery’s first season as Arsenal manager. After taking over the reins from Arsene Wenger, the Spaniard narrowly failed to achieve a top four Premier League finish. Though he has guided the Gunners…

Spain
What next for Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde?
08:00 Thursday 17th May 2018

Barcelona's season came to an unhappy, premature end when they lost 5-4 to Levante on La Liga's penultimate weekend. Like a house of cards collapsing as you place the final one, the defeat killed off Barca's hopes for the first…

Spain
What has gone wrong at Barcelona?
08:00 Tuesday 17th April 2018

Despite boasting a seemingly insurmountable 4-1 advantage over Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals, Barcelona came crashing down in completely unexpected circumstances. They lost the reverse fixture 3-0 away in Rome. Goals from Edin…

Transfers
Will Samuel Umtiti leave Barcelona for Manchester United?
12:00 Tuesday 3rd April 2018

For a player who made his competitive debut for Lyon in Ligue 1 just six years ago, Samuel Umtiti has made swift progress. The 24-year-old became a regular for Lyon in the 2012/13 season. He also won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup with France.…

Spain
Is the La Liga title race officially over?
09:30 Friday 9th March 2018

Considering the manner in which Barcelona were duly dispatched in the season’s Spanish Super Cup curtain-raiser against Real Madrid, few pundits would have thought the Catalan side could have streaked clear in the race for this season’s…

Spain
Why Ousmane Dembele should not be written off at Barcelona
21:00 Friday 16th February 2018

He was signed as the long-term replacement for the Brazilian superstar, Neymar who left Barcelona for oil-rich French outfit, PSG. However, Ousmane Dembele is finding it hard to convince his teammates, manager and club supporters that he can…

Transfers
Three centre-backs Manchester United could sign this summer
17:00 Tuesday 6th February 2018

It is not a secret that Manchester United need to bolster their defensive depth for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The Red Devils have a lot of attacking options but lack clarity and variety at the back. With that in mind, here are three…

Spain
FC Barcelona must do something with the current contract of Samuel Umtiti
12:30 Monday 1st January 2018

Samuel Umtiti has always been considered one of the best young centre-backs in the world. The former Lyon star and current FC Barcelona defender has lived up to the hype around him, and he settled quite nicely at the Camp Nou Stadium, to the…

Opinion
Can Alexandre Lacazette return Arsenal to the Champions League?
19:15 Sunday 1st October 2017

This summer, Arsenal focused on keeping rather than adding talent, a key exception being Alexandre Lacazette. Can he deliver a Champions League return? On Monday night, Lacazette was the star as Arsenal regained their Premier league footing…

Spain
Marlon Santos: Introducing the latest debutant at Barcelona
13:30 Wednesday 17th May 2017

Marlon Santos finally earned his La Liga debut for Barcelona against Las Palmas. Though it came with a little bit of misfortune befalling other players, it was certainly a memorable one for the youngster. Marlon was thrust into action after…