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Premier League
Will we see Youri Tielemans in the Premier League next season? And where?
08:00 Monday 6th May 2019

He’s been around for years but, somehow, Youri Tielemans is only 21 years old. Madness. When he first entered the European football arena as a 16-year-old wonderkid at RSC Anderlecht, he was technically gifted, physically strong and possessed…

Premier League
Youri Tielemans: The Premier League's next up-and-comer
16:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Eight games, 657 minutes played, that's all it took to realise that Youri Tielemans is the real deal. Leicester City pulled the trigger on an incredible loan deal to sign the Belgium international during the January transfer window, both…

Opinion
Remember him? Three young guns fading fast
09:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Every year, prodigiously talented youngsters tease us with their promise. A good number never quite fulfil their potential, leaving us to wonder whatever happened to so-and-so if we even wonder at all.  Nothing thrills more than seeing…

France
How Mark Twain explains AS Monaco
11:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

A good soap opera features irrationality, greed, betrayal, villains, heroes unexpected plot twists and, of course, sex. Other than the sex, AS Monaco's 2018/19 season qualifies as a soap opera.  Interloper Dimitry Rybolovlev serves…

Premier League
Why signing Youri Tielemans is a great move by Leicester
08:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

Leicester City confirmed the capture of AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans on deadline day. The 21-year-old signed on loan until the end of the season in a deal that involved Adrien Silva going the opposite way. The signing of Tielemans has…

France
Is Thierry Henry warming to this manager thing?
08:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

It wasn’t so long ago AS Monaco were flying high. They defied the odds in 2017 by snatching the Ligue 1 title away from four-time-defending champions Paris Saint-Germain and making the Champions League semi-finals. Now, that seems a…

World Cup
Can Belgium win the World Cup?
08:00 Saturday 31st March 2018

For the past two World Cup cycles we've heard how good Belgium are. This is their golden generation. There are world-class players throughout the lineup, perhaps even on the bench. So, maybe it's true, but Marc Wilmots wasn't able…

Football
The 12 Days of Football: Ten lads-a-leaping
08:00 Monday 1st January 2018

On the tenth day of football, UEFA gave to me ten lads-a-leaping/Nine ladies  playing/ Eight managers managing/ Seven sides-a-sinking/ Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals!  Four calls blown/ Three French clubs/ Two title…

Opinion
Golden Boy 2017: The contenders, pretenders and outsiders
13:00 Thursday 21st September 2017

It's around that time of the year where Europe's Golden Boy is recognised. With 25 youngsters vying for the top prize, we find out who rightfully deserves to depose Renato Sanchez. Inaugurated in 2003 by an Italian newspaper, Tuttosport, the…

Opinion
Europe's wonder kids with a point to prove next season
10:00 Saturday 29th July 2017

A Plethora of youngsters got us dumbfounded with their incredible performances last season. These promising prospects will aim to continue their progress in the upcoming campaign to avoid being branded a one season wonder. Here are nine wonder…

France
Youri Tielemans will be the perfect replacement for Tiemoue Bakayoko
17:00 Tuesday 25th July 2017

AS Monaco has lost several important players during the current transfer window and several experts believe the loss of Tiemoue Bakayoko will be huge for the reigning Ligue 1 champions. However, they already have the perfect replacement for…

France
Analysing AS Monaco's summer recruits so far
10:30 Tuesday 25th July 2017

It's been an extremely hectic summer for Monaco thus far. Three prominent members of last season's French Ligue 1 conquering team have left the Stade Louis II, while almost twice that number has marched happily to the Mediterranean club. One…

France
We know about Neymar; who else fits in Unai Emery's top 5?
15:50 Saturday 22nd July 2017

Before the Neymar news broke, someone asked Unai Emery what PSG must do to reach Real Madrid and Barcelona's level? Sign one of the five best players in the world was the answer. Assuming Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and the Brazilian make…

France
Youri Tielemans completes transfer to AS Monaco for £21.6M
12:22 Friday 26th May 2017

Young Belgian midfielder, Youri Tielemans is probably one of the most sought after footballers in Europe. The 20-year-old who plays in the middle of the park has contributed to RSC Anderlecht's title finish. Anderlecht won the Belgian Pro League…

Match Preview
Manchester United Vs RSC Anderlecht Preview
16:00 Thursday 20th April 2017

Thursday night will see Manchester United face up against Belgian side, RSC Anderlecht in the Europa League Cup. The competition has been narrowed down to the last eight. Other Europa League quarter-final games tonight include Belgian side…