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Premier League
Fit Kevin de Bruyne makes life easier for Pep Guardiola
08:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Manchester City haven't been too busy in the transfer market. Rodri’s club-record £63 million move from Atletico Madrid is the only big business set in stone at the moment, although Joao Cancelo's £27.5 million + Danilo…

Premier League
Is Iheanacho at the last chance saloon in Leicester?
09:00 Friday 2nd August 2019

Much was expected of Kelechi Iheanacho after his heroics at the 2013 U17 World Cup. So much that Manchester City moved quickly to secure his signature as a potential star for the future. He was one of the shining lights in a talented young…

Football
Why can't this generation's best transcend to major tournaments?
12:02 Friday 12th July 2019

Legend and myth give us many warriors whose strength or skill in battle made them worth ten or more normal soldiers. Hercules, Achilles, Karna, Beowulf, Atalanta, Cu Chulainn. Football has its share of such heroes from Pele to Cruijff…

Premier League
Who can replace Hazard as the Premier League's shining star?
12:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

While rival Chelsea fans up and down the country will have celebrated Eden Hazard's move to Real Madrid, the Premier League itself let out a discernible groan. Another summer transfer window has started with a top Premier League star…

Spain
3 replacements for Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid
15:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Antoine Griezmann finally did it. He allowed his hunger for silverware to cloud his loyalty to Atletico Madrid. The Netflix documentary feels silly now, doesn’t it? Rojiblancos faithful channelled their emotions following the new 'Decision'. Massive…

Premier League
Why VVD doesn't deserve the PFA POTY
12:00 Friday 26th April 2019

Virgil Van Dijk is a big guy. Literally. With an imposing 6' 4" frame carrying 203 lbs of pure muscle, you don’t want this man bearing down your back. In addition, that mass supports a football brain. The Premier League…

Premier League
Kevin de Bruyne health key to Manchester City's title defence
12:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Manchester City’s back-to-back victories at the Etihad against Tottenham Hotspur left a bittersweet taste. Elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals in the first wasn't compensated by sending the Premier League title…

Premier League
Alphabet Soup: Should VVD be PFA POTY?
21:25 Thursday 11th April 2019

With four games remaining in their season, Liverpool hold a two-point advantage over Manchester City, who have five to play. In short, even if the Reds run the table, City must drop points for the Merseysiders to finally claim the crown in…

International
Gonzalo Higuain's retirement: Good or bad for Argentina?
12:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

This is not the best of times for Argentine football. And it's been a long time coming. For a country that once dominated the game globally winning the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, while producing some of the best players in the world, it's…

Champions League
Job one for Guardiola: Don't let Schalke romp go to players' heads
12:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Pep Guardiola described Manchester City as teenagers in the Champions League. Managers play mind games to motivate players but they can also be brutally honest. Whichever it was in this case, the Sky Blues remain outsiders in the competition…

International
Is Lionel Scaloni falling into the same old selection trap with Argentina?
15:00 Sunday 10th March 2019

Taking risks is synonymous with caretaker managers. They dare to swerve from the status quo to install their philosophy. Sometimes it yields dividends, earning them the full-time job. Take Real Madrid’s Santiago Solari. Everything seems…

Managerial News
Guardiola can stay positive while developing a Plan B
12:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

The Premier League enters the 2018/19 lightning round. Only ten games remain for most teams. Preoccupied with FA Cup action, Chelsea and Brighton each have 11. Rumour has it they will play each other to fall back in line with everyone else.…

Premier League
Why doesn't the Premier League love Sergio Aguero?
15:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

Universal love is a hard thing to come by as a football player. Regardless of your talent, the numbers you rack up and your attitude, there will always be those who question if you’re among the best. Sergio Aguero is the perfect point…

Premier League
Benjamin Mendy returns: A title race boost for Manchester City?
12:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

Despite the lauded squad depth at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, the Catalan lacks a suitable replacement at two positions; defensive midfield and leftback. While Fernandinho’s importance to the team has been shouted from the rooftops,…

Premier League
Can wounded Manchester City get back on track against Everton?
09:00 Saturday 15th December 2018

The Etihad Stadium has not been the best place for a visiting team to secure three points in recent times. The last visitor to win there was Manchester United in last season's Manchester Derby. With City coming off their first…