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Toby Prince

If the sport has 11-men on each side, a ball and lasts for 90 minutes then I'll write about it. Simply put, I'm an unrepentant soccer freak that other freaks will, however, call a geek. I do find time for music when not watching the beautiful game, though and have been known to produce the odd track. 


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Premier League
Is Caglar Soyuncu proving more than Harry Maguire's replacement?
09:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Leicester City bringing in Caglar Soyuncu was a clear contingency project in anticipation of Harry Maguire's exit. The Englishman's eventual departure last summer created a huge vacuum. After six matches, Soyuncu is showing…

Italy
Can AC Milan find their rhythm against Internazionale?
08:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

AC Milan 'host' this season's first Derby Della Madonnina at a time when Marco Giampaolo's men struggle for goals. Against a razor-sharp Internazionale, top of Serie A, the Rossoneri could get hurt. Milan managed just two strikes…

Spain
Why Valencia may rue Marcelino sack
08:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Forget Tuesday's Champions League victory at Chelsea. Ignore those flashy moments of individual brilliance in Camp Nou. Valencia is in a crisis born out of Marcelino's shocking dismissal. Los Che could rue parting ways with…

Spain
Should Kepa start over De Gea?
17:00 Sunday 8th September 2019

Robert Moreno repeatedly insists he has no first-choice goalkeeper in the Spanish national team. His preference for Kepa Arrizabalaga in four successive matches contradicts that claim. The question is whether we should second-guess…

Spain
Is Kelechi Nwakali another failed Nigerian project in Europe?
08:00 Friday 6th September 2019

At each FIFA U17 World Cup, a star is added into Nigeria's constellation. With almost every edition, though, another gives way, drifting into extinction. Kelechi Nwakali, the most valuable player at the 2015 edition, is on the brink…

Italy
Stefano Sensi rising above doubt at Internazionale
17:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

In a busy summer, Internazionale's best signing was Stefano Sensi. While Diego Godin, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku's arrivals caused a stir, a little scepticism accompanied the Italian. Unheralded, the on-loan midfielder from Sassuolo…

Championship
How Nathan Jones can kickstart Stoke City season
12:00 Friday 30th August 2019

Nathan Jones is a man under immense pressure. The Stoke City boss' payback victory over Leeds United on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup only temporarily soaked the tension. Bottom of the Championship, the Potters are winless after five…

International
Is Rangers' Joe Aribo Super Eagles' next puppet master?
12:01 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Joe Aribo is twisting heads at Glasgow Rangers - barely three months after joining from Charlton Athletic. His superb performances and willingness to improve earned him a maiden call-up to the Nigeria national team. Despite his fast-rising…

Italy
2019/20 Inter Milan Serie A preview
19:01 Thursday 22nd August 2019

Internazionale defied turbulence to sneak into Champions League last season. The Nerazzurri finished fourth in Serie A with 69 points, one more than city rivals AC Milan. After all the turmoil at the club, it wasn't enough for Luciano Spalletti…

Italy
2019/20 AC Milan Serie A preview
17:01 Thursday 22nd August 2019

AC Milan underwhelmed last season. While a fifth-place finish was respectable, it marked another botched bid at cracking into the Champions League. It's been six laborious years since that happened and eight when the Scudetto last came…

Italy
2019/20 Atlalanta Serie A preview
19:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Last season marked the first time, in over a century of existence, that Atalanta reached the Champions League. The poor man's Nerazzurri finished third – behind Juventus and Napoli, ahead of affluent Lombardy neighbours AC Milan…

Spain
Equal Time: Atletico Madrid better off without Rodrigo Moreno
17:01 Sunday 18th August 2019

Diego Simeone's summer intoxication and extravagance peaked with a deluxe move for Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno. Atletico Madrid's spending spree could climb to £250m with the imminent capture of the Spaniard. This deal could…

Italy
Angel Correa can finally reach full potential at AC Milan
09:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

Angel Correa's Atletico Madrid misadventure could soon come to an end. Signed as a promising teenager in 2014, the Argentine failed to reach lofty heights envisaged. Partly not his fault, though, as he was reduced to a mere tourist. At…

Italy
Why Ivan Perisic needs a Bundesliga return
17:00 Monday 12th August 2019

After four mixed years in Italy, Ivan Perisic could depart Internazionale. The Croatian was cast to Lombardy forest in the dreaded company of Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan. Although not lacking options, a return to the Bundesliga is…

Premier League
Was Dayot Upamecano the answer for Arsenal?
12:00 Saturday 10th August 2019

Arsenal was desperate for a quality centre-back before Laurent Koscielny's departure to Bordeaux. With their disenchanted captain gone, the urgency increased. Reportedly, the Gunners inquired after RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano.…