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Bundesliga
Can Borussia Dortmund's new system bring short-term success?
09:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Borussia Dortmund witnessed their season falling apart in late November. Poor results mingled with defensive errors put Lucien Favre’s job under threat. Then he found his own eureka moment. Rather than sticking with the attacking…

Italy
Can Ante Rebic inspire Milan to Europe?
12:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

AC Milan saw their season hit rock bottom when high-flying Atalanta humiliated them before Christmas humiliation. It ended a disappointing 2019 during which three managers oversaw the squad. In January the club responded. Zlatan Ibrahimovic…

Premier League
Manchester City Fallout: Will Champions League ban test Guardiola's commitment?
08:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City’s worst nightmare came to life when UEFA banned them from the Champions League for the next two seasons. Just before a crucial tie against 13-time champions Real Madrid. Spoiler Alert: City will appeal to the Court…

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…

Premier League
Is Mourinho reinventing Lucas Moura?
08:01 Tuesday 11th February 2020

Jose Mourinho's rollercoaster ride with Tottenham Hotspur continues. For every patch he slaps on a problem inherited from Mauricio Pochettino, another rip in the Spurs fabric emerges. Christian Eriksen left for Internazionale, Danny…

Italy
Has Adrien Rabiot rediscovered his best at Juventus?
09:01 Thursday 6th February 2020

Adrien Rabiot endured a miserable 2019 calendar year. Banished from the Paris Saint-Germain first team and left to train on his own, one problem after another materialised. He forced a move to Juventus hoping for a new start only to find himself…

Italy
How can Christian Eriksen improve Inter?
15:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

Inter Milan have been picking up all the Premier League wantaway stars, but their recent coup could be a game-changer. Christian Eriksen’s plight at Tottenham Hotspur is over. What is Spurs' loss is a big gain for the rejuvenated…

Germany
Should Bayern make Perisic's loan deal permanent?
09:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Ivan Perisic wasn't acquired by Bayern Munich with any grand long-term objectives in mind. Brought on from Internazionale to bulk up the Bavarians' squad to keep competing on all fronts, he’s proven himself more than just…

Spain
Is Casemiro back on track at Real Madrid?
08:01 Monday 27th January 2020

During Real Madrid’s struggles in the post-Zidane era, Casemiro experienced a shocking drop in form. He evolved from a scrawny kid to a formidable man under the Frenchman, but his side's transitional period hit the Brazilian…

Germany
Can Jean-Clair Todibo succeed at Schalke 04?
12:00 Monday 20th January 2020

When Jean-Clair Todibo inspired FC Barcelona to restrict the Lautaro Martinez-Romelu Lukaku fueled Internazionale, the sky felt like the limit for the teenager. But the high hasn’t lasted as long as he’d had hoped for... Amidst…

Spain
Which Barcelona youngsters can excel under Quique Setien?
17:00 Sunday 19th January 2020

As Barcelona fans will tell you, the devil has been exorcised. Ernesto Valverde perhaps won’t go down as the worst manager in history, but he'll sure rank up amongst the most-hated. After much speculation narrowing down a potential…

Italy
Is Ronaldo peaking at right time for Juventus?
08:01 Friday 10th January 2020

It’s that time of the year when Cristiano Ronaldo kicks things up a notch. After an uneasy start to the Maurizio Sarri era, CR7 is back to his best, regaining the elite reputation for which Juventus paid a club-record fee. With eight…

Spain
Is Thibaut Courtois back?
12:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

For the longest time following his move from Stamford Bridge, Thibaut Courtois subjected himself to mockery. Chelsea fans revelled in the 'karma' endured by their 'ungrateful' custodian. Madridistas treated him like…

Managerial News
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eight managers managing
08:01 Saturday 28th December 2019

On the eighth day of football, UEFA gave to me Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, 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…

Italy
Could Champions League elimination work in Inter's favour?
08:01 Thursday 12th December 2019

Just when things were going swell for Inter, the football gods decide to throw a curveball. Sitting at Serie A’s summit, the Nerazzurri just needed a win over Barcelona’s B-team to guarantee qualification for the Champions League…