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Italy
Koulibaly ruining reputation at Napoli with costly mistakes
19:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

They all make mistakes. That includes the best. It only becomes a problem when mistakes become too regular and costly. Kalidou Koulibaly knows what I mean. When it comes to the Scudetto, this season, Napoli are in trouble. Their fortunes…

France
Must Mbappe leave Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ballon d'Or?
12:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When Kylian Mbappe broke the record for the youngest player to score 15 Champions League goals, it only served as a reminder of how good a player he is. It’s not every day someone breaks a record set by Messrs Lionel Messi. It takes a…

Premier League
Have Liverpool already ended the Premier League title race?
19:00 Thursday 10th October 2019

At the season's start, the overwhelming opinion was clear. Manchester City would look to defend their title with the only realistic challenge coming from European champions, Liverpool. Some touted Tottenham Hotspur as an outside chance…

Champions League
Is Raheem Sterling Manchester City's MVP?
08:00 Friday 4th October 2019

When Pep Guardiola moved to Manchester City three seasons ago, long-suffering fans anticipated good times. His success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich promised as much. But not even the most optimistic Sky Blue fan could dream their…

Football
Why the FIFPro World XI continues to annoy everyone
12:00 Tuesday 1st October 2019

Among the most prestigious accolades a footballer can receive is to be named among the FIFPro World XI. Sadly, not many players ever get to receive that honour. It explains why footballers and fans become highly incensed when a player…

Premier League
Is Klopp's friendly competitiveness a recipe for Liverpool's sucesss?
12:31 Monday 30th September 2019

The Liverpool juggernaut doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As fans remain cautiously optimistic about finally breaking the three-decade-long curse, others are left wondering who can actually stop them? At this stage,…

Premier League
Is it finally Liverpool's year?
19:01 Tuesday 24th September 2019

'This is their year' is a longstanding jibe often used to poke fun at Liverpool fans. Although Virgil van Dijk finished as runner-up at last night's FIFA's 'Best' awards ceremony, the Red half of Merseyside is loving…

Premier League
Is it Firmino's turn to be Liverpool MVP in 2019/20?
12:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

When Jurgen Klopp opted against signing a new striker in the summer, he received groans from Liverpool fans. Of course, demanding an added layer to their near perfection, perhaps a top-quality frontman would give the German leverage…

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,…

Premier League
Can Harry Maguire be Manchester United's VVD?
16:01 Sunday 11th August 2019

Spending astronomically to sign players is now the transfer market norm. According to Transfermarkt, the Premier League spent just shy of £1.4 billion before their window closed. With the UEFA window open until 2 September, La Liga…

Premier League
2019/20 Liverpool Premier League preview
17:00 Thursday 8th August 2019

Riding high on the back of Champions League victory in May, Liverpool fans have had a lot to brag about this summer. It's now time to look forward. The new season is upon us. The Reds are aiming to add to their European success.  …

Premier League
James Milner rolling back the years at Liverpool
09:00 Sunday 28th July 2019

After some rough years in which European football abandoned Anfield, Liverpool is back in business. Playing some of the best football in the world while finally backing it up with silverware, manager Jurgen Klopp couldn’t be happier with…

Premier League
Is John Stones ready to step up at Manchester City?
12:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

When Leicester City visited the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in May, it was a do-or-die affair for the home side. A resurgent Leicester under Brendan Rodgers had become a thorn in the flesh of the big six. But having also shocked…

Premier League
Will preseason absences affect Liverpool's Premier League title hopes?
17:00 Wednesday 24th July 2019

In one of the most exhilarating seasons of the Premier League era, Liverpool came close to winning the title last term. Although Manchester City pipped the Reds to the trophy by a single point, lifting the Champions League goblet should have…

Netherlands
Does the Netherlands need an attacking makeover?
15:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

Not in many crucial games has the Netherlands’ defensive work managed to overshadow their attacking bite over the years. The Dutch have gained fame for their “total football”, world-class strikers and fierce forward-line…