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France
Which Spanish juggernaut best fits Kylian Mbappe?
19:01 Thursday 27th February 2020

Nothing captivates football fans more than seeing a young player manoeuvre his way to football's peak. Kylian Mbappe announced himself to the world while playing for the French side, AS Monaco. The vibrant attacker caught fans'…

Spain
Is Nabil Fekir wasting time at Real Betis?
17:01 Monday 24th February 2020

Barcelona's new signing Martin Braithwaite joked that he would not wash his jersey after embracing Lionel Messi. Not used to playing with the best, it's understandable that the former Middlesbrough man feels that way. But Messi, exceptional…

Premier League
Which Manchester United goalkeeper leaves this summer?
17:01 Thursday 20th February 2020

For all their faults over the last decade, Manchester United have been superb at choosing their goalkeepers. Everyone knows about David de Gea's brilliance, while in Sergio Romero, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has probably the best back-up in the…

Womens Football
Can Asisat Oshoala become the world's best?
12:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

In 2014, Asisat Oshoala announced herself to the world. The Nigeria women’s under-20 football team presented the young sensation with a golden opportunity to turn out for her country, while the 2014 FIFA Under-20 World Cup offered…

Spain
5 reasons Atletico Madrid is in a state
16:45 Thursday 6th February 2020

Reverence is earned, but then, it can just as easily be lost. Talk about Atletico Madrid. In July last year, they left tongues wagging when they sounded the gong for the new campaign with a thorough drubbing of cross-city rivals Real in New…

Premier League
Should Barcelona go all out for Aubameyang in the summer?
08:01 Monday 3rd February 2020

Winning two league titles and six trophies in less than three years would be considered a  successful period for just about any manager or football club. Not Barcelona. The Catalonian giants clearly displayed their high standards…

Germany
What does Dani Olmo offer RB Leipzig?
12:00 Tuesday 28th January 2020

RB Leipzig signed young forward Dani Olmo from Dinamo Zagreb for an initial fee of €16 million until 2025. The German club beat European giants Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United and AC Milan to the Catalunyan's signature if rumours…

Spain
Celades making Mestalla forget Marcelino
09:00 Monday 27th January 2020

Spanish football fans are convinced Mestalla is probably the most difficult stadium for a coach to find support and respect. After two seasons spent guiding Villarreal to 12th in La Liga, Marcelino headed south in 2017 to return Los Che to…

Germany
Should Alvaro Odriozola look beyond Bayern Munich?
16:00 Saturday 25th January 2020

Bayern Munich signed Alvaro Odriozola on loan from Real Madrid this week, on a contract which expires at this season's end. When the Spaniard arrived at Los Blancos two years ago, I wrote about how it would complicate matters for then-manager…

Premier League
Do Chelsea have a Kepa problem to solve?
15:00 Saturday 25th January 2020

There’s a goalkeeping problem brewing at Chelsea. Sure, Kepa Arizzabalaga’s tuned up Superman mode a few times to save his side this season. But his growing personal disappointments are beginning to take a toll on their campaign.…

Womens Football
Jennifer Hermoso set to break Atletico hearts
20:00 Friday 24th January 2020

Jennifer Hermoso spent one year with Atletico Madrid. She finished as top scorer in the Spanish top-flight and lifted the league title as a result. The 29-year-old then took her form to the World Cup last summer, playing a crucial role…

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…

Spain
Can Fernando Vazquez throw drowning Deportivo a lifeline?
17:00 Friday 17th January 2020

On Friday 19 May 2000, a shockwave swept Spanish football. After a topsy-turvy La Liga campaign littered with shock results, Deportivo de la Coruna emerged as La Liga's surprise champions. A 2-0 home victory over Espanyol at Riazor…

Premier League
Do managers have rights?
19:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

What black mark on their careers do Rafa Benitez, Mauricio Pochettino, Roberto di Matteo and Unai Emery share? That’s right. All four were sacked less than a season after leading their London club to a European final. Okay, inferring…

Premier League
Does Juan Mata still have something left in the tank?
17:01 Wednesday 15th January 2020

Everyone loves them some Juan Mata. The superstar Spaniard is undoubtedly amongst football's nice guys. From that cheeky smile to his extensive charity work via Common Goal, the 31-year-old is supremely endearing. Manchester United's…