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Spain
How short is Ernesto Valverde's leash going into his third Barcelona campaign?
08:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Managerial changes dominate football news when they occur. It's their sudden nature. Clubs rarely entertain second thoughts before sacking a manager when the results aren't panning out as expected. Zinedine Zidane is an exception.…

Transfers
5 great buy-back deals as Angelino returns to Man City
15:00 Saturday 6th July 2019

Manchester City just re-signed defender Angelino from PSV Eindhoven despite only selling him to the Dutch side last August. The 22-year-old came through the youth ranks at the Etihad Stadium after joining from Deportivo de la Coruna aged…

Transfers
Why a move to Bayern Munich could be ideal for Ousmane Dembele
08:01 Friday 5th July 2019

Reluctance. That's what FC Barcelona tried to show when Paris Saint-Germain came knocking for Neymar's signature in the summer of 2017. Despite the resistance, there was nothing the Catalans could do but postpone the…

Transfers
Barcelona fans acting like jilted lovers over Neymar, Griezmann
12:00 Thursday 4th July 2019

When Manchester United dragged their heels after the summer transfer window opened, supporters erupted. Claiming they’d reached their limit with the club’s American owners, fans quickly organized the #GlazersOut campaign. They garnered…

Transfers
Is Benfica’s Joao Felix worth an enormous £113 million?
15:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Having produced a stellar debut season at Benfica, it’s no surprise Joao Felix is hot property this summer. While several Premier League giants are reputedly chasing the 19-year-old, it’s La Liga’s Atletico Madrid in pole…

Transfers
Will Genk move open bigger European doors for Stephen Odey?
12:00 Monday 1st July 2019

Football is filled with stories of players who rise from obscurity to fame in a relatively short period of time. Stephen Odey may not be vying for the Ballon d’Or but his ascent from the lower levels of Nigerian football to…

Transfers
Why Manchester United should move for Samuel Umtiti
17:01 Sunday 30th June 2019

The two Manchester giants experienced contrasting emotions during the recently-concluded Premier League campaign. While City conquered the division and became the first English side ever to sweep all three domestic trophies, rivals United endured…

Afcon
Naby Keita playing with fire at AFCON
17:00 Friday 28th June 2019

A 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal first leg at Camp Nou was bad enough for Liverpool. Losing Naby Keita to injury midway through the match rubbed salt in the wound. Fortunately, the Reds recovered to enjoy the…

Features
Why Paris Saint-Germain is perfect for Antoine Griezmann
12:01 Friday 28th June 2019

The summer has only arrived and transfer speculation is already coming thick and fast. European powerhouses are intensifying their activities. Real Madrid has made the biggest statement so far by capturing five players,…

Features
How can Zinedine Zidane end Barcelona's La Liga dominance?
12:00 Saturday 22nd June 2019

Real Madrid's fairytale ended this past campaign. After claiming three straight Champions League titles, the Galacticos endured their worst season in recent years. Real went trophyless for the first time in the last four years and…

Germany
Lucien Favre's Dortmund ready to take on Bayern Munich and Europe
08:01 Friday 21st June 2019

Not since the days of Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund has Bayern Munich had any serious challenge to worry about in the Bundesliga. Under Thomas Tuchel, Die Borussen played some good football but staking a claim for the title was always a…

International
Can Coutinho shine at Copa America?
08:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Barcelona had one of the biggest capitulations in recent Champions League history when losing 4-0 away at Liverpool. It was a game which needed Blaugrana's most high-profile players to step up. Lionel Messi usually shows…

Football
Who are football’s next generation of villains?
12:00 Monday 17th June 2019

The game has always tried to promote itself as a dignified profession. Heroics are celebrated, talented footballers held up as role models. More money also means more propaganda depicting the beautiful game as a pristine, unblemished competition.…

Transfers
Which is the best bet for Matthijs de Ligt's next club?
09:00 Monday 17th June 2019

You could say Ajax upset the Champions League apple cart in 2018/19. They reached the last four by knocking off three-time defending champions Real Madrid and then their anticipated heirs, Juventus. In addition, they reclaimed the Eredivisie…

Premier League
Why Eriksen should heed Bale and Coutinho's warnings before ditching Tottenham
17:00 Tuesday 11th June 2019

A major blow was dealt to Tottenham Hotspur recently when Christian Eriksen announced plans to move on this summer. The Dane’s confession came only three days after Spurs’ heartbreak in the Champions League final. He told reporters,…