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International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

Premier League
The three sides of Manchester United's 2018/19 Premier League season
08:00 Sunday 12th May 2019

Robert Evans was a legendary Hollywood producer for Paramount Studios. His fingerprints can be lifted from dozens of Hollywood’s best films, including Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown. In his autobiography,…

Premier League
Manchester United no longer on the right side of history
08:00 Wednesday 1st May 2019

Manchester United are the Premier League’s Jeremy Corbyn. They don’t ignore anti-Semitism or have ties to terrorist organizations and sympathizers. Nevertheless, the Red Devils lean too far to the left and, while they shouldn’t…

World Cup
Can defence win a Championship in this World Cup?
09:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

There's an old adage in American sports, particularly U.S. football, that defence wins championships. In recent years, the NFL has become a pass-heavy league, with quarterbacks posting better numbers than ever before. During February's…

Managerial News
Arsene Wenger: Looking back at his best moments with Arsenal
10:30 Sunday 6th May 2018

He was the last stand, the final one from an immense managerial era, now they’re gone and we just have “head coaches” left. The Frenchman, since 2013 has been the last stalwart of 20th-century managers. He led the Gunners…

Spain
Why Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Pichichi
10:00 Tuesday 20th March 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo was written off as finished in the early part of the season. He registered only four goals in La Liga before the turn of the year. Doubt began creeping in as to whether he still had it in him to deliver at the top level.…

Champions League
UCL quarter-finals: Premier League perspective
10:00 Saturday 17th March 2018

And then there were two. The forward-thinking two. Manchester City and Liverpool have some of the most frightening attacking players in the Premier League at their disposal. Both clubs' Champions League Round of 16 ties were settled…

Champions League
Barcelona vs. Chelsea 2nd leg preview
15:00 Wednesday 14th March 2018

Oh, how the tide has changed for these two sides over the past year. The Blaugrana were trailing their long-time rivals, Real Madrid while Chelsea were heading towards their fifth Premier League title. Fast-forward a year, Chelsea is seemingly…

Tactics
3 Arsenal formations accommodating both Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette
18:00 Thursday 8th February 2018

Over the weekend, we saw an incredible debut from Arsenal’s new star striker, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. If that weren’t enough, Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his first start in Arsenal colours. What followed was a phenomenal attacking…

Tactics
Has the traditional two striker system become obsolete?
10:00 Saturday 25th November 2017

When was the last time you saw the traditional 4-4-2, 4-1-2-1-2 or 4-2-2-2 formation pop up on your screen when you watched your favourite club in action? A long time I’d guess. Why are these systems rarely preferred in the modern…

International
Neymar: An asset or a liability?
08:00 Saturday 18th November 2017

His skill is undoubtable. His talent is unquestionable. However, does he lack the ability to play in a team? His performance against England was reminiscent of the petulance that we so often have lamented English talents like Theo Walcott,…

Opinion
Why isn’t Kelechi Iheanacho producing the goods for Leicester City?
17:00 Friday 20th October 2017

During the summer transfer window, Leicester City made Kelechi Iheanacho its record signing. But three months into his Leicester career, the former Manchester City academy graduate is yet to register a goal for the Foxes. 

Opinion
World Cup absentee squad: How far would they get?
11:00 Sunday 15th October 2017

Many top stars aren't going to Russia, enough to form a proper squad. Imagine if the World Cup absentees were given a place, though. How would they do? Less than 8 months remain until the biggest tournament in football gets underway. Twenty-two…

Opinion
How Liverpool can cope in the absence of Sadio Mane
16:00 Friday 13th October 2017

The international break probably came when the Reds needed it as they were having a terrible run in the league. However, the break also came at a price as Sadio Mane has picked up a hamstring injury during a match for his country Senegal. Given…

Opinion
What options have Manchester United without Pogba and Fellaini against Liverpool?
19:00 Thursday 12th October 2017

Manchester United are scheduled to challenge a top tier club for the first time this season. On Saturday lunchtime they as they the short trip to Anfield to test their power against strong rivals Liverpool. The game will undoubtedly be a challenging…