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Premier League
Everton's Oumar Niasse mistreatment set to cost Blues dearly
09:02 Monday 13th January 2020

Oumar Niasse is expected to leave Everton either in January or July as he’s deemed surplus to requirements. The 28-year-old has struggled for playing time under Marco Silva, Duncan Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti this season - so it’s…

Opinion
How is Daniel Sturridge getting on in the Super Lig?
12:01 Friday 10th January 2020

Daniel Sturridge made the surprise decision to join Trabzonspor on a free transfer last summer and has enjoyed a prolific debut season at Medical Park Stadyumu. After struggling for playing time at Liverpool, getting regular minutes was essential…

Premier League
Cenk Tosun must leave Everton in January
09:00 Sunday 5th January 2020

Cenk Tosun could finally be on his way out of Everton as he finds himself out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti and can’t afford to waste the season on the bench. The 28-year-old hasn’t managed to nail down a starting place since…

European Football
Can Sivasspor upset the Super Lig dynamic?
16:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

There’s been a moving of the tectonic plates in Turkey. Sivasspor drives the force to end a four-team Super Lig hegemony. Top of the standings with 27 points from 13 matches, Yigidos is gathering serious momentum. Can Rıza Çalımbay's…

Football
What does the future hold for Emre Mor?
17:01 Monday 26th August 2019

It's always fascinating to watch youngsters run riot. Such reassures fans that football's future is safe. That's one reason a certain Turkish forward gained much attention when initially showing promise.    …

European Football
How will Istanbul BK spend their summer?
15:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

In the closing stages of the season, I wrote about how the newest Istanbul football contingent, Istanbul Basaksehir, were in pole position in the Super Lig. Yet, I still had reservations due to glitches in performance and the tendencies…

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…