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Premier League
Alireza Jahanbakhsh rising to the challenge for Brighton
08:01 Saturday 4th January 2020

Much was expected from Alireza Jahanbakhsh when he moved to Brighton in 2018. The Iranian turned heads in the Eredivisie when he emerged as the greatest talent of the season alongside Memphis Depay in 2013/14. He went on to become the…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Seven sides-a-sinking
08:01 Friday 27th December 2019

On the seventh day of football, UEFA gave to me 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 edition of the 12…

Premier League
Pogba, De Gea misplaced on Manchester United's naughty/nice list
09:00 Monday 23rd December 2019

Following Manchester United’s second defeat in 11 matches, the #OleOut brigade resurfaced. Honestly, how do fans develop prodigious senses of entitlement? Nothing in sport is guaranteed. That's the point. If you want to win all the…

Premier League
Did Solskjaer take a Christmas gift from under Guardiola's tree?
09:00 Sunday 22nd December 2019

Christmas, like Easter and, in North America, Thanksgiving, is meant to be a joyous holiday spent with loved ones. Often, though, tensions rise. In part, you’re not accustomed to spending full days with these strange, annoying people…

Premier League
Can Nigel Pearson save Watford?
13:01 Saturday 14th December 2019

With three managers manning the dugout in a single season, Watford is in desperation mode. Like a drowning man, it’s understandable. The club is doing everything possible to secure Premier League survival. Nigel Pearson is the latest…

Premier League
What must Southampton do to survive relegation?
12:01 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton inhabited the top half of the Premier League table. Under Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrini, Mark Hughes, caretaker Kelvin Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Saints perpetually struggle to…

Premier League
What must Watford do to stay in the Premier League?
12:00 Thursday 28th November 2019

How time flies, how things change. By this time last season, Watford was flying in the league. The Hornets were amongst the biggest surprises on British shores. Javi Gracia was doing such a good job it was unimaginable he would…

Premier League
Do Norwich, Watford meet with their relegation fates already decided?
12:01 Friday 8th November 2019

Every manager sets his own program and charts goals for his club. Fans have their expectations as well. In that context, international windows serve as mile markers for a team’s progress. Results in matches leading into a break can take…

Premier League
Why Watford must plan now for life in the Championship
08:00 Thursday 3rd October 2019

Monumental collapse. That’s the best way to describe Watford’s start to the 2019/20 campaign. Trepidation saturates Vicarage Road, a solid base coat for the panic that follows. Over the international break, Hornets CEO Scott…

Premier League
Quique Sanchez Flores, Javi Gracia, What's the difference?
12:01 Sunday 15th September 2019

Four games, zero wins. You don’t get into the chairmen’s good books with such results. Especially when the chairman is named Pozzo. A winless start cost Javi Grazia his job after being talked up as last season's Premier League…

Premier League
13 worst 2019/20 Premier League decisions to date
08:01 Friday 13th September 2019

Welcome to Friday the 13th, Premier League style. You might want to watch your step. Certainly, superstitious players and managers step lightly whenever this notoriously unlucky day rolls around. Worse, today is just the campaign's first…

Premier League
Why the Premier League transfer window should still be open
12:01 Tuesday 27th August 2019

We are now two weeks and three matchdays into the Premier League season. The transfer window closed before it all began. Teams have no excuses. They know the cards they’ve been dealt. There will be no late deals that may disrupt the squad…

Premier League
Why is Javi Gracia on the hot seat at Vicarage Road?
12:00 Monday 26th August 2019

Gino Pozzo isn’t known for his patience. His father, Giampaolo owns Serie A club Udinese. Not one to wait on his inheritance, Gino convinced the old man to partner with him in purchasing Watford in 2012 and allowing him to run the Premier…

Premier League
2019-20 Watford Premier League preview
17:00 Monday 5th August 2019

Under Javi Gracia’s guidance, Watford experienced their biggest of highs following Premier League promotion in 2016. The Hornets finished 11th last season as well as reached the FA Cup Final. It's a positive signal pointing…

Transfers
5 great buy-back deals as Angelino returns to Man City
15:00 Saturday 6th July 2019

Manchester City just re-signed defender Angelino from PSV Eindhoven despite only selling him to the Dutch side last August. The 22-year-old came through the youth ranks at the Etihad Stadium after joining from Deportivo de la Coruna aged…