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Italy
Stefano Sensi rising above doubt at Internazionale
17:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

In a busy summer, Internazionale's best signing was Stefano Sensi. While Diego Godin, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku's arrivals caused a stir, a little scepticism accompanied the Italian. Unheralded, the on-loan midfielder from Sassuolo…

Premier League
Equal Time: Where was VVD when Liverpool really needed him?
08:00 Friday 3rd May 2019

It was a night of champions, a night when people make their names heard across the globe and their worth proven at a larger scale. After Virgil Van Dijk's announcement as the PFA Player of the Year last weekend, the Champions League match…

Spain
Is Lionel Messi holding Barcelona's future hostage?
08:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Watching Barcelona play without Lionel Messi is like watching Connor McGregor fight with one hand tied behind his back. Unlike Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca are set up to succeed without their Argentine maestro. The club spend…

Reviews
Film Review: Take The Ball, Pass The Ball
17:00 Monday 19th November 2018

In this film, Graham Hunter, a Spanish football expert, takes us on a short hop back in time to a decade ago in Catalonia. Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets were fresh faces in the Barcelona team with Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry,…

Premier League
African Xavi: What does Jean-Michael Seri bring to Fulham?
12:00 Monday 16th July 2018

With fans anxious over transfer inactivity, Fulham scouts embarked on an odd trip to France. The Cottagers toured around Paris but preferred the beaches on the coast, ultimately settling in Nice. On their return, two of the Riviera’s…

Spain
Can new Barcelona signing Arthur revive Camelot at the Camp Nou?
12:00 Friday 13th July 2018

FC Barcelona lost Paulinho after a very successful season. The Brazil international returned to Guangzhou Evergrande after 12 months at the Camp Nou. In part, the Blaugranas allowed him to leave because they had already signed his…

World Cup
Tiki-Taka No More: Why Spain need to re-invent themselves following recent World Cup exit
12:00 Wednesday 4th July 2018

Shocking results at the World Cup. They don't come much more shocking than Spain exiting in the Round of 16. What's that Germany? Oh, right. Sorry. Nevertheless, La Roja returned home following a lacklustre display against Russia. A…

Spain
Will Lionel Messi struggle to perform without Andres Iniesta?
15:00 Tuesday 8th May 2018

When Pep Guardiola won the treble in his first season at Barcelona's helm, Lionel Messi stole the show. The Argentine sensation became an idol to many, earning the admiration of coaches and players around the world. Blaugrana represented…

Premier League
Manchester City prove football is mind over matter
11:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

The sweeping tika-taka style of Barcelona and Spain during the mid-noughties baffled many of football's more agricultural thinkers. Lump it long to the big man was gone. Little men doing performance art were in. Tiki-taka confused…

Managerial News
Pep Guardiola's Ultimate XI
13:00 Friday 5th January 2018

Pep Guardiola is one of the greatest managers of all time and has taken charge of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. He is cruising to the Premier League title this season but do any of his Manchester City players make his all-time eleven…

America
Jose Altuve, Sebastian Giovinco: Coming up short
16:00 Saturday 4th November 2017

Reaching the MLS Cup or World Series is a tall order. Yet, in 2017, shorties Jose Altuve and Sebastian Giovinco have led the way in their respective sports. Much to Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey's chagrin, Americans are combating their…

Opinion
Luka Modric: The man inheriting Xavi's midfield mantle
10:30 Thursday 19th October 2017

Luka Modric, the best midfielder in world football. An accolade that he is often not credited with, but nonetheless one he deserves. Luka Modric simply continues to pass his way into the pantheons of recent midfield greats. The Croatian's…

Opinion
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City need width
09:35 Monday 28th August 2017

Manchester City made hard work of Eddie Howe's Bournemouth on Saturday. A result would have come easier had Pep Guardiola included one key element: width. City relied on another late Raheem Sterling goal to drag themselves out of trouble. The…

Opinion
Footballing Heroes - Who are the player's players?
13:30 Tuesday 15th August 2017

Choosing one player to admire is like trying to pick which of your children you love the most; it's just not possible. However, the professionals tend to learn their trade by closely observing their idols and emulating their playing style -…

Opinion
Pochettino, Xavi and Guardiola's ill feeling - How it all began
16:30 Friday 28th April 2017

Mauricio Pochettino had no qualms revisiting old grudges with Xavi and Pep Guardiola this week after the Barcelona legend claimed that Pep Guardiola is planning a world record deal for Spurs midfielder Dele Alli. It was a spontaneous reaction…