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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…

Spain
Who will succeed Luis Enrique at Barcelona?
22:00 Tuesday 28th March 2017

As Luis Enrique's tenure draws to a close, Barcelona still remain in the hunt for three trophies: La Liga, Champions League, and Copa del Rey. Inevitably, however, attention has already turned to identifying the manager set to gain control…

Premier League
Why Darren Fletcher is one of Premier League's most underrated players
17:00 Thursday 9th February 2017

After making his 300th career appearance in the Premier League last weekend, Darren Fletcher's contribution to England's top tier is a reminder of how he is one of the most underrated players in the league. To sum the midfielder up, Sir Alex…

Premier League
Could Middlesbrough sign Bojan?
15:55 Tuesday 24th January 2017

This transfer window has seen many rumours about who's going where or what deals big clubs are trying to pursue. Already there has been a lot of money spent so far in the January transfer window. One rumoured player to be transferred this window…

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