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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…

Premier League
Should Guardiola focus on the Champions League?
08:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Is Manchester City’s title challenge over? Falling fourteen(!) points behind Liverpool after the derby loss to United perhaps says so. Of course, with the two-time defending champions, you can never say never. However, there is a…

France
Can PSG succeed without Neymar and Mbappe?
11:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

When Paris Saint-Germain swooped for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in 2017, the target was to accelerate their road to European dominance. Two years later, PSG still can't get out of second gear. The world-class duo has done little to achieve the…

Premier League
Why Jordan Henderson epitomises Klopp's Liverpool
12:00 Wednesday 27th November 2019

When Jurgen Klopp first arrived at Liverpool, the Reds were struggling - just as they had been throughout the Premier League era. The Anfield outfit were obviously the club everyone joked about, having not won the trophy…

Germany
What does Toni Kroos' resurgence mean for club and country?
08:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Germany’s shock World Cup elimination in the group stage confirmed the regression among the nation's ageing stars. In an act of self-preservation, manager Joachim Low visited the Allianz Arena to inform three Bayern stars, Mats…

Bundesliga
Hans-Dieter Flick: Caretaker or permanent Bayern boss?
09:00 Monday 11th November 2019

Bayern Munich are a peculiar club. Thrashed 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt, die Roten bounce back to score four a few days later. As their true potential is unmasked, that crushing defeat appeals to the conspiracy crowd as a well-planned…

Premier League
Must Spurs move on from Eriksen in January?
09:00 Thursday 31st October 2019

Tottenham's stale lineup isn't even a fresh topic anymore. Mauricio Pochettino is buried under a mountain of criticism for indulging his old guard. At the fore of the wantaway movement stands midfielder Christian Eriksen. He went…

Bundesliga
Alcacer out; Dortmund lack Plan B
09:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

Ever since Lucien Favre took over, Borussia Dortmund have earned the reputation for playing enthralling attacking football and more importantly, scoring goals. Sure, their defensive work might be sub-par, but finishing off beautifully scripted…

Spain
Is Lautaro Martinez the natural successor to Suarez at Barcelona?
17:01 Monday 21st October 2019

The poster boy for the Antonio Conte Inter Milan revolution has been Lautaro Martinez. As much as new-man Romelu Lukaku remains the Italian's favourite, it’s the Argentine coming up with the goods whenever the Nerazzurri…

Italy
Is Gonzalo Higuain experiencing a career renaissance?
17:01 Monday 7th October 2019

When he re-emerged at Juventus' Vinovo training facility back in July for pre-season warm-ups, Gonzalo Higuain's presence was met with questionable moans. The Bianconeri were toying with signing Mauro Icardi, while Higuain's poor…