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Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Can the Sky Blues absorb the impact?
09:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City's success is 12 years in the making. After the club was bought for £210 million by the Abu Dhabi Group in 2008, the first substantial goal was to secure a Premier League crown. Since their initial title in 2012,…

Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Player exodus?
17:01 Sunday 16th February 2020

UEFA delivered a hammer blow of a Valentine to Manchester City on Friday. The two-year Champions League ban for alleged Financial Fair Play violations isn't a pebble dropped in a pond causing a mild ripple effect. It's a meteor impact…

Champions League
Manchester City fallout: Do the Sky Blues go to war against UEFA?
15:01 Sunday 16th February 2020

When Love United/Hate Glazer snowflakes claim Manchester United’s absentee owners put nothing back into the club, it’s easy to point out the Americans spent more than a billion pounds sterling on players after taking control of…

Champions League
Manchester City fallout: What if the Sky Blues win the Champions League this season?
17:01 Saturday 15th February 2020

In the eight transfer windows since Pep Guardiola's appointment, Manchester City spent £477.9 million on players while recouping £224.83 million in player sales [Transfermarkt]. If Facebook is an accurate barometer, the…

Transfers
Can good friends Ajax help Barcelona out of another jam?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

When Rinus Michels brought Total Football to Barcelona in the 1970s, it began a beautiful friendship. Johan Cruijff eventually followed his mentor to the Nou Camp. The legendary Dutch midfielder played in Blaugrana stripes, won titles as the…

J League
Does Europe beckon next for Ange Postecoglou?
12:01 Sunday 22nd December 2019

If fans were asked to reel off Australia's most notable exports of the beautiful game, it would prove a straightforward task. The likes of Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill and Mark Viduka have lit up the Premier League over the years and entertained…

European Championships
Euro 2020 qualifying: UEFA throws simple out the window
17:03 Sunday 13th October 2019

Is there anything more byzantine than Euro2020 qualifying? It should be simple. Seed the teams. Hold a draw. Let the teams compete to decide the best 24. Unfortunately, commercialism intrudes. Thus, for several cycles, group winners advanced…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Italy
European ban darkens Rossoneri hopes
08:00 Thursday 11th July 2019

Oh, how Milan's mighty have fallen. Once the city's two clubs lived and breathed at the pinnacle of European football. Now they find themselves praying to relive their Champions League euphoria. AC Milan, in particular, has succumbed…

International
UEFA Nations League Finals: Who’s playing?
08:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

Should you have forgotten, the UEFA Nations League tournament proceeds last year’s new Nations League A series, where national teams played off in a new format to ease off on the less than competitive games. This year, instead of…

Spain
Sergio Ramos says don't hate the player for gaming the game
09:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Sergio Ramos shows no shame in playing the villain but when UEFA is done, he may wish he’d been more discreet about it. The Real Madrid and Spain captain’s admission he intentionally drew a yellow card sparked an investigation from…

International
Why UEFA deserves credit for Nations League early success
17:00 Friday 23rd November 2018

When UEFA announced their thoughts and plans for their new Nations League concept, it was immediately laughed off... However, the European footballing powerhouses stuck to their guns and implemented the tournament anyway. Then came the…

International
The Pride of Pristina: The Invincible Kosovo
17:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Preston North End. Arsenal. Celtic. Porto… and Kosovo? The young nation might not have been playing FIFA recognised football for long, but they’re adapting quickly. They’re two matches away from having an unbeaten season.…

Usa
Where would MLS rank among UEFA leagues?
18:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

From the 1890s through the 1960s, professional soccer in America consisted of either part-time players or full squads imported from Europe to stage short summer leagues. Then the North American Soccer League began to build momentum, crashing…

Opinion
How much do international breaks weigh on top players and teams in club football?
17:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Many fans deride the international break. Their favourite players go absent, often travelling long distances to represent their countries. Unless the players belong to the fans' national team, the games hold little interest. Save for…