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France
What happened to Aleksandr Golovin at Monaco?
08:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

When Russia started the World Cup in 2018 as the lowest ranked team in the tournament (70th in the world), not much was expected. A string of poor results in friendly games heading into the competition led many to think the Russians…

Champions League
Can Lyon affirm Champions League spot with a win at resurgent Monaco?
17:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

Third-place Lyon are in Monaco tonight. Four points behind Lille OSC in second, three beyond arch-rivals St Etienne and Olympique de Marseille for the final Ligue 1 Champions League spot going into the weekend, Les Gones might have felt comfortable.…

France
How Mark Twain explains AS Monaco
11:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

A good soap opera features irrationality, greed, betrayal, villains, heroes unexpected plot twists and, of course, sex. Other than the sex, AS Monaco's 2018/19 season qualifies as a soap opera.  Interloper Dimitry Rybolovlev serves…

France
AS Monaco right to sack Thierry Henry?
12:00 Tuesday 29th January 2019

To put it bluntly, Thierry Henry’s time as AS Monaco manager was a disaster. The Arsenal legend picked the wrong team for his first managerial role. Leaving the comfort of being Belgium assistant boss to salvage a side that has put its…

France
12 Days of Football 2018: Three French Clubs
08:00 Monday 24th December 2018

On the 3rd Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual year-end football soiree. Over the course of a dozen days,…

France
Is Thierry Henry warming to this manager thing?
08:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

It wasn’t so long ago AS Monaco were flying high. They defied the odds in 2017 by snatching the Ligue 1 title away from four-time-defending champions Paris Saint-Germain and making the Champions League semi-finals. Now, that seems a…

France
How Thierry Henry, AS Monaco both erred
12:00 Wednesday 14th November 2018

The new European football season is barely 100 days old. For AS Monaco those days seem like months. Don’t say you heard it here – the Principality club is presently doing a giveaway: play one match, get three points and at least…

France
Is Thierry Henry ready for Paris Saint-Germain?
16:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

A quick rewind to the 2016/17 season. There wasn't much to separate Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco. PSG had the bucks. Monaco had Kylian Mbappe. The teenager's energy, pace and finishing quality were enough to deliver a stunning…

France
What to expect from Thierry Henry as a manager?
12:00 Wednesday 24th October 2018

Thierry Henry officially began as a first-team manager when taking charge of Monaco away at Strasbourg on Saturday. It's the Frenchman's responsibility to guide his new side away from the relegation zone. Les Monegasques currently sit…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim should eschew Manchester United for Real Madrid
12:00 Monday 15th October 2018

Maybe it’s a lingering effect from my Star Trek: The Next Generation phase. It occurred to me when I reacted positively to rumours touting deposed Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim to manage Manchester United that I put great stock in the leadership…

Championship
Thierry Henry misses out on Aston Villa job
15:00 Friday 27th July 2018

Few clubs have been on as turbulent a path as Aston Villa over the last few years. The former European champions had several seasons of near misses at the bottom end of the Premier League; before eventually getting relegated in 2015/16. They…

World Cup
Lionel Messi has some catching up to do
17:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

The World Cup is here. Thirty-two nations fight for one glorious trophy. Big names such as Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be playing [probably] their last World Cup. Teams such as Spain, Brazil, France and Germany are…

Premier League
Will there be room for both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in Unai Emery's Arsenal?
15:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Despite playing his first Premier League game on February 3rd, Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made an impact on the English game that is sure to delight Arsenal fans and put fear into the hearts of opposing teams.…

Managerial News
3 former Arsenal players who could succeed Arsene Wenger
16:00 Friday 11th May 2018

Friday 20 April was a normal day until news broke that Arsene Wenger had decided to leave Arsenal at the season's end. The Frenchman's journey has been full of ebbs and flows, drama and disappointment, with some truly magical moments…

Premier League
Arsenal must back new manager with funds
10:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Its no news that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be stepping down at the end of the season, following 22 years of meritorious service at the Emirates stadium. The 68-year-old has come under increasing scrutiny from a section of club fans…