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Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Premier League
Can Moise Kean excel under Ancelotti?
09:01 Tuesday 24th December 2019

Moise Kean suffered a damning embarrassment in being substituted after coming off the bench against Manchester United. In more than one way, it summed up his Premier League career thus far. Even before taking flight, the Italian has been…

Premier League
Should the Toffees look at Zlatan?
10:01 Saturday 21st December 2019

With Carlo Ancelotti reportedly set to be named Everton manager, the Italian must be thinking of names for his January transfer wish list. Widespread reports suggest veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set for a shock move to Goodison…

Premier League
Is Solskjaer's Manchester United literally coming up short?
17:32 Sunday 15th December 2019

When Pep Guardiola arrived in the Premier League, critics claimed he needed to adjust to the division’s physicality. The Catalan disagreed but his first season seemed to vindicate his opponents. He then made two key signings that solidified…

Italy
Do AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need each other?
12:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

AC Milan continues to struggle despite several attempts to arrest their near-decade-long slump. The Italian and European heavyweights remain locked in mediocrity. Their last trophy was the 2010-11 Scudetto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led…

A League
Does the A-League need Zlatan Ibrahimovic?
08:00 Sunday 3rd November 2019

Most A-League aficionados, upon hearing that another ageing European striker has been linked with a move Down Under, would barely raise an eyebrow. However, when the striker in question is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they'll sit up and take…

Usa
Barros Schelotto, Pavon sing Don’t Cry for me Argentina
19:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

What do you get when you cross Evita with La-La Land? A pair of big names from Boca Juniors with movie-star looks who are making a name for themselves in Hollywood. Or just up the road anyway. Whether or not the fan violence that caused the…

Transfers
Call me crazy but Manchester United can use Mandzukic
08:02 Friday 2nd August 2019

The Romelu Lukaku saga is as hot and uncomfortable as a 35º day at Glastonbury. Manchester United fans are excited by the billing, sweat the transfer then dehydrate when nothing comes of it. First, he was off to Inter with Ivan Perisic…

Usa
Ibra, Vela light up El Trafico
19:00 Friday 19th July 2019

Geographic domination. The right to gloat in your local proximity. The gratification your team hindered your closest rival's ambition, simultaneously furthering your own. That's what local derbies are all about. Los Angeles,…

Football
Why can't this generation's best transcend to major tournaments?
12:02 Friday 12th July 2019

Legend and myth give us many warriors whose strength or skill in battle made them worth ten or more normal soldiers. Hercules, Achilles, Karna, Beowulf, Atalanta, Cu Chulainn. Football has its share of such heroes from Pele to Cruijff…

Premier League
Are Spurs willing to dangle Harry Kane's future over the precipice?
08:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

You’ve been to the cinema. You know what happens when the characters must tread a narrow path cut out of a mountainside. Inevitably, the ground gives way below some poor sod’s feet. He shouts, scrambling madly for a purchase. None…

Features
Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea: 2019's Virgil van Dijk or another Andriy Shevchenko?
09:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Chelsea stirred slightly in attack when Olivier Giroud entered their weekend match at the Emirates. Before his 68th-minute appearance, the closest the Blues came to scoring was on a long ball over the top to Pedro. The flag stayed down although…

Usa
Is there one more oyster in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's world?
15:00 Monday 5th November 2018

Without culturally appropriating the big Swede who took London, Manchester, Paris, Milan, Turin and Amsterdam by storm, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a New York kind of guy. I have the old Frank Sinatra song in mind. "If you can make it there,…

Usa
2 Manchester United stars with 2 points to make in MLS
17:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United for the 2016/17 season, he expressed willingness to form a strike partnership with Wayne Rooney. I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney. He works not only for…

Usa
Has MLS stymied Zlatan's trophy mojo?
17:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

A Saturday night tilt pitting the reigning Major League Soccer champions against the league’s most-crowned franchise ought to be a marquee matchup. Instead, it was akin to rubbernecking a 22-car pileup on the QEW. That’s Canadian…