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Premier League
Has Dejan Lovren become a liability for Liverpool?
09:01 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Liverpool's loss to Watford over the weekend has drawn enormous reaction from the sports world. Invincibles no more. End of the streak. Embarrassed. Finally stopped. These were amongst the captured headlines. But the defeat was…

Premier League
How Nathan Redmond turned his season around
17:01 Tuesday 28th January 2020

Southampton continue climbing the Premier League table following a poor start to the season. The Saints won six of their last nine fixtures, including surprising performances against Leicester, Tottenham and Chelsea. Several players continue…

Premier League
Every man for himself in titanic Premier League relegation battle
09:01 Saturday 25th January 2020

Liverpool will win the Premier League title. This statement is unquestionable. All that can reasonably be asked is by how many points and will they remain unbeaten. Meanwhile, questions with far more gravity are asked every matchday at the…

Transfers
Can good friends Ajax help Barcelona out of another jam?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

When Rinus Michels brought Total Football to Barcelona in the 1970s, it began a beautiful friendship. Johan Cruijff eventually followed his mentor to the Nou Camp. The legendary Dutch midfielder played in Blaugrana stripes, won titles as the…

Premier League
What should Southampton do with Che Adams?
09:00 Tuesday 14th January 2020

Che Adams came off the bench and assisted Southampton’s winner against Leicester City on Saturday, but his future at St Mary’s is uncertain after a less-than-impressive debut campaign. The Saints paid £15m for Adams over the…

Football
Why Sadio Mane won't win the Ballon d'Or
08:01 Tuesday 14th January 2020

Sadio Mane is a marvel. How the Liverpool striker manages to maintain such an explicit level of consistency is best described in comics. There’s plenty to cheer from the Senegalese powerhouse. He's finally receiving recognition…

Premier League
Alireza Jahanbakhsh rising to the challenge for Brighton
08:01 Saturday 4th January 2020

Much was expected from Alireza Jahanbakhsh when he moved to Brighton in 2018. The Iranian turned heads in the Eredivisie when he emerged as the greatest talent of the season alongside Memphis Depay in 2013/14. He went on to become the…

Premier League
Does Sofiane Boufal have a future at Southampton?
19:01 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Sofiane Boufal spent last season on loan with Spanish side Celta Vigo. He returned to Southampton but has largely been on the periphery. With the January transfer window now open, should Boufal consider an exit? After spending…

Premier League
Is it time for West Ham to sack Manuel Pellegrini?
17:00 Saturday 28th December 2019

West Ham held out hope when they appointed Manuel Pellegrini as manager last year. Well-travelled with league titles in four different countries, the Chilean belongs to an exclusive club within his profession. His accomplishments…

Premier League
Can Nigel Pearson save Watford?
13:01 Saturday 14th December 2019

With three managers manning the dugout in a single season, Watford is in desperation mode. Like a drowning man, it’s understandable. The club is doing everything possible to secure Premier League survival. Nigel Pearson is the latest…

League One
Raging Bull: Can Oxford United gore Manchester City?
15:01 Thursday 5th December 2019

The EFL Cup is much maligned by Premier League and Championship alike. Teams rotate. Fixtures pile up. Most involved consider it a blessing in disguise to be eliminated as soon as possible. Oxford United buck that trend in 2019. A stuttering…

Premier League
What must Southampton do to survive relegation?
12:01 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton inhabited the top half of the Premier League table. Under Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrini, Mark Hughes, caretaker Kelvin Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Saints perpetually struggle to…

Premier League
Do Norwich, Watford meet with their relegation fates already decided?
12:01 Friday 8th November 2019

Every manager sets his own program and charts goals for his club. Fans have their expectations as well. In that context, international windows serve as mile markers for a team’s progress. Results in matches leading into a break can take…

Premier League
Why Southampton's inconsistency could prove fatal
13:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

I think it's fair to say that Ralph Hasenhuttl is the best thing to happen to Southampton over the last few years. The 52-year-old Austrian came to the Premier League with promise aplenty after an excellent three-year stint with RB Leipzig.…

Premier League
Can Eddie Howe turn in his best Bournemouth campaign?
08:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

Friday night’s victory over Southampton in the South Coast derby put Bournemouth in the top six of the Premier League table. The Cherries have (yet again) made a statement that they aren’t a relegation-threatened club anymore. Well,…