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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…

Spain
Diego Costa proves you can't go home
17:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Diego Costa fought hard to return to Atletico Madrid. When he won that battle in January 2018, most expected the Spaniard would regain his best form. It hasn't happened. Costa courted controversy during his brilliant spell in England as…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti looking for a deep-lying midfield playmaker?
09:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

James Milner, who went off in the tenth minute, was the closest thing to a member of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred XI to start the FA Cup Third Round Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday. Everton still lost to Liverpool’s youngsters.…

Spain
Reinier Jesus: Who is Real Madrid's latest target?
19:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Long before the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City began splashing the cash to acquire the best players in the world, Real Madrid has been in the same habit. The Spanish giants are famous for it, hence the Galacticos nickname.…

Italy
Luis Alberto: Liverpool castoff, Lazio superstar
09:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Barring an epic collapse even by their standards, Liverpool will finally lift the Premier League trophy this year. In large part, the Reds' recent success is due to shrewd transfer policy, moulding lesser-known talents into…

Transfers
Is Inter Christian Eriksen's best option?
09:01 Monday 6th January 2020

Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino's inability to convince Christian Eriksen to commit his long-term future to Tottenham is testament to how much the midfielder wants to leave. If two of the world's top managers can't draw a…

France
Monaco and the evil that men do
17:01 Monday 30th December 2019

The rule of thumb regarding job security for managers is results. Fail to produce, even when a rash of injuries takes matters beyond your control, and you will pay when the butcher’s bill comes due. On the other hand, you should…

Spain
Yes or No: Should Atletico Madrid buy Edinson Cavani?
09:00 Monday 30th December 2019

After 18 games, Atletico Madrid sit fourth in La Liga on 32 points, locked in a battle for Champions League places with Sevilla, just above them on 34, Real Sociedad and Getafe, on 31 and 30 respectively. Athletic Bilbao and Valencia also linger…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Six games amazing
08:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

On the sixth day of football, UEFA gave to me Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Five Golden Goals
08:00 Wednesday 25th December 2019

On the fifth day of football, UEFA gave to me Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Happy Christmas and welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

Spain
How tight is Peter Lim's leash on new Valencia boss Albert Celades?
17:00 Thursday 19th December 2019

Turbulence and Valencia CF never seem too far apart. It’s no exaggeration to say the last two decades were a bumpy road for Los Che aficionados. Two title triumphs in 2001-02 and 2003-04 under Rafa Benitez were followed by a dismal tenth…

International
Has La Roja treated Robert Moreno fairly?
09:00 Monday 25th November 2019

The Spanish national team established themselves as one of the world’s most successful footballing nations by winning the 2008 and 2012 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup. The emergence of a ‘Golden Generation’…

Spain
Morata finds form at perfect time for Atletico, Spain
09:02 Friday 15th November 2019

Alvaro Morata is on a hot streak scoring at a rate of a goal per game over his last half-dozen appearances. His superb run of form comes at the best possible time for Atletico Madrid. Off the pace in La Liga, the Rojiblancos need a lift. It's…