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Premier League
Why can't other Premier League clubs behave like Arsenal and Chelsea?
12:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

John Cena could be the only WWE superstar not to commit a heel turn at any point in his career. Virtually every famous professional wrestler turns his back on partners and fans to play the bad guy for a while. Even Hulk Hogan did. Why not Cena?…

Premier League
Can Alexandre Lacazette end his barren spell?
12:01 Monday 27th January 2020

Alexandre Lacazette is a player known for the occasional strop during matches, often when being substituted. During the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United, the Frenchman threw yet another act of frustration after being hauled off for…

Premier League
Should Arsenal bolster backline in the market?
09:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

By the end of Arsene Wenger's long tenure, Arsenal's defence was a debris field. The attack remained potent but the Gunners were perpetually exposed at the back. Unai Emery failed to solve the problem. Now, it's left to Mikel…

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…

Premier League
Mikel Arteta wants Granit Xhaka to stay; Should he?
08:01 Monday 6th January 2020

Granit Xhaka sits at a crossroads. One path leads away from the Emirates and his toxic relationship with fans. The other leads back into the clubhouse where a welcoming manager values his skills and leadership. Which should he take?…

Premier League
Who understands Arsenal's need better than Patrick Vieira?
12:00 Sunday 17th November 2019

If, sorry, when Arsenal sack Unai Emery, Patrick Vieira’s appointment offers a promise no other candidate can make. When the former Gunners captain and midfield destroyer departed for Juventus, the last remaining vestige of defensive…

Football
Is Serge Gnabry proving Arsenal, doubters wrong?
09:01 Friday 4th October 2019

What difference is there between working stiffs fighting to support their families and millionaire footballers fighting to win trophies? Obviously, money's an easy answer. On the other hand, some people struggle to find commonality…

Premier League
Is Gunners visit to Old Trafford a Premier League Top-6 eulogy?
17:01 Monday 30th September 2019

Yuval Noah Harari impressed the world as a historian with his book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. He then flexed his philosophical muscle with Homo Deus, in which he discussed humankind’s future [hopefully not so brief]. …

Managerial News
End times for Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs?
12:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is the longest-serving Premier League top-six manager. Among all 20 gaffers, only Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe claim seniority. But the 2019/20 campaign's early days are riddled…

Premier League
Living hand to mouth with Mourinho
08:00 Thursday 16th August 2018

Two things make my life interesting these days. First, I’m a Manchester United fan. Second, I don’t like Jose Mourinho. I imagine the conflicting emotions are a bit like your mother remarrying. No can replace your dad. Everything…

Managerial News
Why Paris Saint-Germain must sack Unai Emery at season's end
08:00 Monday 26th March 2018

Ever since the Qatari Investment took charge, Paris Saint-Germain has renowned itself as a club anxious to reach European football’s summit. To achieve such a feat, Unai Emery was hired to replace Laurent Blanc as manager. Emery…

Opinion
Anti-social Media - How fans have blown the chance to connect with their heroes
22:00 Thursday 8th March 2018

Social media is about as social as a drunk shouting at a discarded kebab outside a takeaway after a heavy night. These putrid platforms, these cauldrons of hate, were created to bring people together, to bridge the gap between humans,…

Managerial News
Why the sack is not always the answer
19:00 Thursday 8th March 2018

Crystal Palace opened the floodgates for the Premier League sack race this season. Frank De Boer was fired after only four matches. A flurry of other firings has followed. It's nothing new. Hiring and firing have become synonymous…

Capital One Cup
Two Manchester City weaknesses Arsenal can expose at Wembley
08:30 Sunday 25th February 2018

The first of this campaign’s two major domestic cup finals is here for fans of English football. Arsenal face Manchester City in the League Cup final. It's a game both managers are under immense pressure to win. Arsenal will…

Premier League
Chelsea win a catalyst for Arsenal's second half?
10:30 Friday 26th January 2018

Is this a new era or another false dawn for Arsenal? After Arsenal’s third round FA cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, there was both dismay and bemusement from their passionate fan base. The early cup exit only added to…