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Fa Cup
Can the FA Cup make or break Crystal Palace season?
09:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

The FA Cup quarterfinals precede the international break. Crystal Palace travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford. The Eagles can use the good cheer a berth in the semifinals will bring. Their Premier League season is a mixed bag with too…

Premier League
Musing on a London derby weekend in the Premier League
10:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Eight million people, six top-flight football clubs, four Champions League places. London is a crowded city in every sense of the word. This weekend, a quartet from its half-dozen Premier League football clubs meet, two on Saturday,…

Champions League
Why their next four games determine Arsenal's season
08:00 Friday 1st March 2019

The race for the top four and Champions League qualification grows feistier as the Premier League season draws to an end. Arsenal leapfrogged Manchester United into fourth place on the weekend and kept that spot in midweek when they crushed…

Premier League
Are Spurs willing to dangle Harry Kane's future over the precipice?
08:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

You’ve been to the cinema. You know what happens when the characters must tread a narrow path cut out of a mountainside. Inevitably, the ground gives way below some poor sod’s feet. He shouts, scrambling madly for a purchase. None…

Premier League
How will Tottenham cope without Harry Kane?
08:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

As the full-time whistle blew on the recent Premier League encounter between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, Spurs fans could be forgiven if their thoughts weren’t entirely on the result. Tottenham lost the game by one goal to…

Premier League
Why Mauricio Pochettino should take Manchester United forward
09:00 Tuesday 25th December 2018

Manchester United started life after José Mourinho in brilliant fashion. The players were on fire in hitting unfortunate Cardiff City for five. The free-flowing, relentlessly attacking football with results to show brought to mind the…

Capital One Cup
The Carabao Cup is more important to Maurizio Sarri than he realises
16:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

The first trophy on offer in English football is approaching the critical point. After Burton Albion and Manchester City booked their places in the last four last night, the remaining two will be known today. North London rivals Arsenal…

Champions League
Tottenham, Liverpool can't leave it late in the Champions League knockout rounds
15:00 Monday 17th December 2018

Four matches into their Champions League group stage, an unimpressive draw against PSV Eindhoven left Tottenham poised to sink to the Europa League. In their final two games, Mauricio Pochettino's squad somehow found a way to progress…

Premier League
Mohamed Salah back to best at right time for Liverpool
15:00 Friday 14th December 2018

It’s fair to say that Liverpool has been the biggest surprise package in the Premier League this season. Yes, after last term’s success in Europe and fourth-place league finish, much was expected of Jurgen Klopp’s men this…

Champions League
English teams somehow survive Champions League group stages
17:00 Thursday 13th December 2018

This time last year, English football fans were amazed. Their five Champions League teams all qualified for the knockout rounds. Four won their groups. Unprecedented stuff that. Liverpool reached the final in Kyiv. All we could do was…

Opinion
Can Arsenal restore dominance in its rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur?
08:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

For 45 minutes at least, Arsenal restored dominance in its rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur. Sunday was a day for derbies and the biggest of them all was the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates stadium. The game demonstrated…

Premier League
Will the North London Derby define the 2018/19 Premier League season?
08:00 Sunday 2nd December 2018

Do you remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons in which he went up against the Tasmanian Devil? They always began with Bugs tunnelling in from the distance, popping out of the ground and taking a wary look around. "This doesn't look…

Premier League
David Luiz is back to his Playstation version
09:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Back in the day, during David Luiz's first stint at Chelsea, Manchester United legend Gary Neville labelled the Brazilian a "PlayStation defender who played as though he was being controlled by a 10-year-old". The curly…

Premier League
Premier League now more predictable than ever
12:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

You can't say this hasn't been an entertaining Premier League season. Goals are bountiful. The playing style is the most attractive it's ever been. The problem is the results are as predictable as ever.  A team in the…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 1
12:05 Tuesday 18th September 2018

After a three-and-a-half-month waiting period, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League are back. Even though the tournament qualifiers started back in June, now we're at the group stages as things start to get interesting.…