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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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. 

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…

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…

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…

The new fad: three centre-back formations
14:00 Thursday 12th October 2017

Over the last two seasons, we've seen an influx in three centre-back formations. We take a look at at the system that's becoming the new 4-4-2. Obviously, it's no longer fresh, but the 3-4-3 formation (or 3-4-2-1 alternative) has seen a rise…

The Jorge Sampaoli Affair
15:30 Tuesday 10th October 2017

A football player can be artist or artisan. Brush can be put to canvas or hammer to nail. As a manager, Jorge Sampaoli has exclusively been an art dealer. This hasn't always been the case. When in charge with Chile, Sampaoli had Alexis…

Aguero and Jesus: The new Yorke and Cole?
20:00 Friday 22nd September 2017

Who would've thought a Brazilian and Argentine could coexist in the same team? The way the second half of last season was panning out, it looked this season would be Aguero vs. Jesus instead of a partnership.  Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus…