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European Football
It's now or never for Istanbul BK
12:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

Super Lig is dominated by Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. Like Edinburgh to Glasgow in Scotland, capital city Ankara takes a back seat. Whereas the English Premier League top four became a top six recently, the Big Three in Istanbul…

Premier League
At a crossroads in his career, does Istanbul suit Mourinho?
18:40 Friday 28th December 2018

Jose Mourinho is a water bottle filled with contradiction, shaken, kicked about, spilled on your best shirt and yet still drunk with gusto. If you lined up a hundred psychoanalysts all experienced in profiling the most twisted minds, none would…

European Football
Loris Karius' two-year temporary move to Turkey
17:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

Who can forget the Champions League final last season? Lorus Karius drew the brunt of criticism for Liverpool's defeat, spared the full treatment by those with an eye for Sergio Ramos's villainy. Ever since, the German keeper's…

European Football
Istanbul giants bunch together at the top of the Super Lig
18:00 Wednesday 18th April 2018

Everyone loves the excitement of a title race and followers of Turkey's Super Lig are currently witnessing what might just be one of the most exciting ones ever. With five games remaining, four teams are within three points and what is…

Transfers
Which retirement league is best for your club's 30-something star?
08:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Capitalism has its faults. The endless chase after the almighty dollar. The catchphrase “What’s in your wallet?” functions on more than one level. Don’t get me started on automated customer service. Or human customer…

Rest Of The World
5 pensioners lighting up the Turkish Super Lig
10:00 Friday 9th February 2018

You thought MLS was a retirement league? Turkey is becoming a wholly attractive destination for ageing tourist footballers. Thirsty after European football yet unable to cope with its rigorous demands, they turn to the Super Lig for…

Opinion
Cenk Tosun not exactly the missing piece in Everton's attack
15:00 Thursday 11th January 2018

After around six months of extreme hardship, toil and agony, Everton can claim to have a striker-in-waiting capable of filling the huge void left by Romelu Lukaku. Cenk Tosun is the man saddled with that truckload task. But in reality, can…

Cult Heroes
Emmanuel Adebayor: Statistically playing the best football of his life
11:00 Saturday 22nd July 2017

Emmanuel Adebayor from Togo is a Premier League icon. He's been at Arsenal, Manchester City and Spurs. Although he's statistically playing his best football now at 33, in the Turkish Süper Lig with İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. The veteran forward…