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Premier League
Carlo Ancelotti deserves the praise for Everton's good fortunes
08:00 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Liverpool sealed the Premier League title race long ago. Manchester City won't overcome the Reds' 22-point cushion. Compared to Spain, Germany, and Italy, England's top division has a clear winner but that doesn't stop the Premier…

Spain
Why Barcelona's special signing won't be spine-tingling
17:00 Monday 17th February 2020

Britain's passion for wagering may explain the Premier League fan’s scepticism regarding VAR. The video-assisted referee, goal-line and offside technology are tools to correct inadvertent errors. In other words, they're safety…

Spain
Barca must fix leaky defense
09:01 Monday 17th February 2020

Scoring two goals and conceding one isn't the best way to win a game, especially if the letters FCB emblazon the badge over your heart. Barcelona manager Quique Setien found relief after picking up all three points against Getafe…

International
Carlos Queiroz: Master and Commander on the far side of football
08:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

Whether it’s club or international football, managers love to play god, remaking teams in their image. If that was the case with Carlos Queiroz, Colombia fans would be in for a shock. For eight years in Iran, Queiroz built a crack defensive…

Premier League
Did Everton win the Premier League transfer window?
09:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

With games played after the transfer window closed last Thursday, Premier League clubs and observes can do more than speculate on the moves made. Most express pleasure with their business when time is called but there are some who wish the…

Spain
Transfer Analysis: Barcelona's new signing, Clement Lenglet
12:00 Friday 20th July 2018

Barcelona have signed Clement Lenglet from Sevilla on a five-year contract after activating his reported £32 million release clause. This is their second summer signing, following Brazilian Arthur.  Lenglet began his career…

Spain
Has Yerry Mina's World Cup heroics pressured Barcelona?
09:00 Saturday 7th July 2018

The World Cup provides the grandest stage for any footballer to prove his worth to every fan on the planet. Some never have the opportunity. Others clench up when the ovations are loudest. But there is another group who relish the…

World Cup
Colombia are the darkhorses of the 2018 World Cup
17:00 Thursday 31st May 2018

It is often said that the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers are the world's most difficult. The competition includes Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru and Chile. So, whichever teams come out alive could have decent prospects…

Spain
Barcelona's newest addition - who is Yerry Mina?
13:00 Saturday 20th January 2018

A player signed by FC Barcelona is usually an already well-known talent. On some occasions, however, the world's biggest clubs snap up the unknown. Fans outside Brazil or South America may not know Barca's latest signing. So who is Yerry…