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European Football
Football starting to realise goalkeeper's worth
17:00 Thursday 16th August 2018

Football is a team sport but positions aren't treated equally. Defenders, midfielders and strikers receive the most credit. Clubs pamper them, especially the frontmen. Goalkeepers are excluded.  Proving how important outfield players…

Premier League
Did Everton win the Premier League transfer window?
09:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

With games played after the transfer window closed last Thursday, Premier League clubs and observes can do more than speculate on the moves made. Most express pleasure with their business when time is called but there are some who wish the…

Scotland
Will Brendan Rodgers get over the first road bump in Celtic tenure?
08:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

For the first time in Brendan Rodgers' tenure at boyhood club Celtic, there have been murmurs of discontent from the Irishman.  Until recently, things had been going swimmingly for Rodgers. On the pitch, he has won back-to-back domestic…

Premier League
The solution to Manchester United's defensive problems
15:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

As the transfer window draws to a close, Manchester United's search for a new central defender seems to have stagnated. The original order for this summer was at least one midfielder - depending on Marouane Fellaini's fate - a right,…

Premier League
Arsenal’s squad review: Who stays or goes in midfield?
15:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

Somewhat unusually, Arsenal has been heavily engaged in this summer transfer window. The Gunners have not only welcomed Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner, they’ve also acquired two new central midfielders.…

Premier League
Manchester City’s lack of business is nothing to worry about
12:00 Wednesday 1st August 2018

After Manchester City waltzed to the title last season, their manager talked about not sitting on their laurels. Dominance in all areas may have been the story of City's title success, but Pep Guardiola and his team will have…

Premier League
Arsenal’s squad review: Who stays or goes in defence?
15:00 Friday 8th June 2018

Defensive deficiency has been Arsenal’s bane throughout the last decade. It didn’t abate this season. The Gunners conceded 51 times in 38 Premier League games, the most among the top six teams. Both Burnley and Newcastle United kept…

Premier League
Arsenal’s squad review: Who stays or goes in goal?
15:00 Friday 1st June 2018

Arsene Wenger’s protracted Arsenal reign came to a close at the season’s end. The 68-year-old was replaced by Unai Emery, a man 22 years his junior. The Gunners needed a new, contemporary direction. The Spaniard, having tasted success…

Premier League
Manchester United's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in defence?
15:00 Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Manchester United fell to Chelsea last Saturday. Eden Hazard's penalty kick proved sufficient to land the FA Cup. Phil Jones was the culprit. His loose tackle in the 22nd minute gifted the Blues their success. United supporters…

Premier League
Grading the best Premier League bargain hunters in the winter window
10:00 Friday 2nd February 2018

With the transfer window now firmly shut, thoughts turn to which Premier League clubs conducted proper business. After a relatively slow start, business certainly picked up in January's final weeks. There were some surprising moves. There…

Premier League
3 players Javi Gracia could sign for Watford before the transfer window closes
12:00 Friday 26th January 2018

There was an element of surprise when Watford sacked Marco Silva last week. The Portuguese was immediately replaced by Spanish boss Javi Gracia. The former Osasuna, Malaga and Rubin Kazan manager has never experienced English football…

Championship
5 strikers Sunderland should target this transfer window
11:00 Friday 19th January 2018

Sunderland desperately need some attacking reinforcements in this transfer window. The Black Cats currently sit bottom of the Championship table. Relegation to League One is a real possibility if things don't change quickly.  Sunderland's…

Opinion
Chelsea must go all out to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
15:30 Thursday 30th November 2017

As the January transfer window draws closer, rumours increase. A recent one concerns the future of Gabonese striker, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who is linked to the Premier League champions, Chelsea. The 28-year-old is set to leave…

Opinion
Mesut Ozil has no place in Manchester United team
11:00 Thursday 12th October 2017

Although summer transfer window closed six weeks ago, clubs are still looking to identify, scout and work towards signing their target players. Manchester United are keen on adding Mesut Ozil in January; however, the Arsenal midfielder wouldn't…

Opinion
Chelsea's failure to sign an additional striker in summer proves costly
16:00 Saturday 7th October 2017

The writing was on the wall: a lack of transfer activity in summer would come back to haunt Chelsea. Although it was downplayed, it already appears to be rearing its ugly head. Antonio Conte was far from satisfied with the Blues recent transfer…