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Spain
Should Real Madrid regret selling Ronaldo?
09:00 Sunday 15th September 2019

There's nothing as frustrating as seeing former players flourish elsewhere. Gambling that age was about to catch up to their talisman, Real Madrid sold their most influential player to Juventus last summer. The gamble didn't pay…

Spain
Luka Jovic feeling the August heat at the Bernabeu
09:00 Monday 26th August 2019

Poor outings in La Liga and Europe last season led to sweeping changes at Real Madrid. The serial Champions League winners found life difficult following starman Cristiano Ronaldo's exit. Two changes in the dugout did not…

France
Will Real Madrid hijack Neymar away from Barcelona? Should they?
12:00 Sunday 18th August 2019

Neymar Junior stands out among the best of his generation. The Brazilian's dribbling skills, creativity and scoring ability are remarkably delightful. You can watch his video clips over and over again because they are breathtaking.…

Transfers
Does Donny van de Beek fit into Zidane's Real Madrid master plan?
08:01 Monday 5th August 2019

After Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy came in so soon after the transfer window opened that it was like they'd camped out for Black Friday, all went quiet on the Real Madrid front. Club President Florentino…

Premier League
No Chelsea for Zizou!
15:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. Many supporters harboured hopes that this would finally signal the end to the circus that had become their managerial recruitment. At first, all the signs were positive. The…

Cult Heroes
Will Zidane manage again?
17:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare observes that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” Modern society has done everything it can to hamstring those born into greatness, replacing…

Spain
Real Madrid fans looking at wrong end of horse
14:00 Thursday 11th January 2018

Much as elite club supporters might wish (or expect) otherwise, nothing lasts forever. The Kop faced that reality soon after a manager named Alex Ferguson came south. Manchester United fans had to swallow similar medicine when he left. Following…

Managerial News
The 12 Days of Football: Eight Managers Managing
08:00 Saturday 30th December 2017

On the eighth day of football, UEFA gave to me eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking/Six games amazing Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown/Three French clubs/Two title races/ and Antonio Conte and a back three. Welcome to the eighth…

Features
The 12 Days of Football: Two Title Races
08:00 Sunday 24th December 2017

On the second day of football/UEFA gave to me/two title races/and Antonio Conte and a back three Welcome to the Twelve Days of Football's second installment. The series looks back on football in 2017, and where it has brought us. Tis'…

Spain
James Rodriguez: Out of the frying pan, into the fire?
17:30 Wednesday 12th July 2017

Elite players aren't often loaned out. World Cup Golden Boots are rarely told their club has better options. Welcome to James Rodriguez's world. That is exactly the message the Colombian international has been hearing for the past 18 months…