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Can Germany reinstate its fearsome reputation?
12:00 Friday 6th September 2019

The short international break offers clubs time to reflect on their current situation. For international teams, their resting period is over. Germany return to action tonight. Joachim Low will hope his side pick up from where they…

Premier League
Does AFCON success guarantee Riyad Mahrez more involvement at Manchester City?
09:00 Saturday 27th July 2019

When asked to name the top African footballers on the planet, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane quickly spring to mind. The Liverpool duo deserves recognition for their exploits at both the club and international levels. Riyad Mahrez tends…

Premier League
Will Rodri slot straight into Manchester City's best XI?
17:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Rodri completed his long-awaited move to the Premier League on Wednesday. Joining Manchester City from Atletico Madrid for a club record £63 million, the Spanish midfielder will have sights set on claiming a starting role as quickly as…

Premier League
How will Manchester United spend their summer
08:00 Monday 20th May 2019

A 2-0 loss to Cardiff City capped off a rather forgetful season at Old Trafford. After labouring to a distant second place finish the season before, Manchester United struggled to compete for a top-four position in the close season. Jose Mourinho…

Premier League
5 underrated Manchester City players this season
09:00 Saturday 9th March 2019

If Francisco Goya lived 200 years later, he wouldn't have been a Manchester City fan, nor even a Barcelona follower. The Spanish romantic painter was Aragonian and more likely to sport a Zaragoza kit. Regardless, the five players featured…

Why Germany must make peace with Mesut Ozil immediately
09:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

Even the most lasting, loving, amicable relationships can be broken into pieces by a trivial issue if not handled properly. This much is true of Mesut Ozil and the German national team. The two parties shared a fondness for one another since…

World Cup
Nerves of steel? Can Germany prove their mental strength?
08:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Two thoughts dominate my mind regarding die Mannschaft. In the words of American politician Alan Grayson: When nobody is paying attention, anything is possible. And those of Gary Lineker In the end, the Germans always win. So what if it’s…

Premier League
Manchester City's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in midfield
15:00 Monday 4th June 2018

Manchester City scored the Premier League's highest goal tally in history this season. The Citizens' midfield played a major part. Pep Guardiola created a powerful force in the middle of the pitch, one which provided for the forwards,…

Is Ilkay Gundogan worth keeping around despite countless injuries?
20:00 Sunday 1st October 2017

In the summer of 2016, I think it's fair to say that Manchester City knew they were taking a gamble when they signed Ilkay Gundogan. The German midfielder had been at the heart of an absolutely stunning Borussia Dortmund side, but he wanted…

Ilkay Gundogan – talented but just too injury prone
16:58 Thursday 21st September 2017

Easily one of the most talented midfielders in Europe. Sharp, fast, skillful and with a remarkable eye for goal, Ilkay Gundogan is a gem in midfield. But this highly-talented midfielder cannot be relied upon; not a question about his talent…

Premier League
6 Premier League players who will miss the start of next season
17:16 Thursday 8th June 2017

For players in the Premier League, the last thing they want is to be injured. Even worse is to get injured at the end of the season missing the last games or even missing the start of the next season. So let's take a look at who could be missing…

5 Premier League players whose stock has crashed since last summer
10:30 Saturday 25th March 2017

Last summer, Premier League clubs absolutely annihilated the chequebook. By September, over 1 billion pounds had already been spent on transfers. As we gradually approach another transfer window, the scales have fallen from the eyes of these…

Ilkay Gundogan could be out for the season - but Manchester city will survive
13:30 Friday 16th December 2016

During Manchester City's midweek game against Watford Football Club, Ilkay Gundogan suffered a serious looking injury, that could've damaged his cruciate ligaments – all but ruling him out for the remainder of the season. Obviously, that's…

Ilkay Gundogan is firing on all cylinders
18:00 Thursday 3rd November 2016

Much has been made in the media of the acrimonious exclusion from the first team of Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure, it's fair to say his time in Manchester has been anything but low key. That infamous incident with the birthday cake and currently…

European Football
Twitter goes nuts as Man City finally break Barcelona spell
16:57 Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Barcelona shockingly received a dose of their own medicine as Pep Guardiola managed to beat the ‘demons' he created, for the first time as Manchester City boss. The Citizens recovered from a 4-0 humiliation at the Nou Camp to thrash the Catalans…