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Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Premier League
Much ado about nothing; Declan Rice handball more comedy than tragedy
12:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Last spring, a cross whipped into the Manchester City penalty area first found Fernando Llorente’s arm then the net behind Ederson Moraes. Tottenham’s long, lean Spanish forward hadn’t scored often as Harry Kane’s emergency…

Premier League
Should Spurs shop for another striker?
09:02 Sunday 12th January 2020

Tottenham Hotspur’s honeymoon period under Jose Mourinho is over. The free-wheeling romp through the first five matches ended with them stuck in a muddy track. With just one win in their last five games, the reality of the Special One's…

Premier League
Is midfield Mourinho's biggest Spurs challenge?
15:01 Saturday 11th January 2020

It has a been over a month since Jose Mourinho took charge at Tottenham Hotspur and reality is suddenly setting in. Spurs, like any other team, had a huge uplift when the new boss came in winning four of their first five, scoring 16 goals in…

Premier League
Is Max Aarons ready for a big money move?
09:00 Friday 10th January 2020

Norwich City and England U21 fullback Max Aarons reportedly attracts interest from as many as four Premier League clubs in the January transfer window after his stellar start to life in the top flight. Arsenal and Tottenham are said to…

Premier League
How can Spurs cope in Kane’s absence?
08:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

When Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur languished in 14th with just three victories from 12 Premier League games. Now, seven weeks and nine league games later, Spurs rank sixth, that many points off the…

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…

Rest Of The World
Marcus Edwards: Future England international?
12:01 Tuesday 24th December 2019

Marcus Edwards may not be familiar to most English football fans. The former Tottenham youngster made only a single senior league appearance in his home country; a brief outing as a substitute for Norwich in a 2-0 Championship defeat to Fulham.…

Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

Champions League
Will good things come in threes for Mourinho?
09:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Call me an elitist but, working on the assumption Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are Tottenham’s chief rivals in their quest for a 2020/21 Champions League berth, then Jose Mourinho has one thing going for him. Spurs already…

Premier League
Spurs not an easy turnaround for Mourinho
08:01 Saturday 30th November 2019

It’s been just a week. Regardless, many observers are gushing over the effect Jose Mourinho's appointment has on the Tottenham Hotspur squad following Mauricio Pochettino's dismissal. Obsession regarding Mourinho is understandable…

Premier League
Must Spurs move on from Eriksen in January?
09:00 Thursday 31st October 2019

Tottenham's stale lineup isn't even a fresh topic anymore. Mauricio Pochettino is buried under a mountain of criticism for indulging his old guard. At the fore of the wantaway movement stands midfielder Christian Eriksen. He went…

Premier League
Will Klopp's Manchester United remarks distract Liverpool v Tottenham?
13:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

Before last Sunday’s North West Derby with Premier League-perfect Liverpool, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested the match could be a turning point in the Red Devils’ hitherto disappointing campaign. Whether…

Premier League
Is Gunners visit to Old Trafford a Premier League Top-6 eulogy?
17:01 Monday 30th September 2019

Yuval Noah Harari impressed the world as a historian with his book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. He then flexed his philosophical muscle with Homo Deus, in which he discussed humankind’s future [hopefully not so brief]. …