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Premier League
Will Rodri slot straight into Manchester City's best XI?
17:00 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…

Transfers
Why Bayern Munich must sign Leroy Sane
09:01 Sunday 7th July 2019

Bayern Munich wisely planned ahead in view of Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery both bidding farewell. The club's management settled on Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry. Still, the Bavarians require another winger this summer in order to fully…

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…

Premier League
Can Tottenham challenge for the Premier League title next season?
17:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is on a mission to transform Tottenham Hotspur. Managing a club which has become synonymous with near misses owing to not winning a trophy since the 2008 League Cup, the Argentine is determined to change the narrative.…

Managerial News
6 contenders as the next Newcastle United manager
10:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It had been coming. On Monday, Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez parted ways. Attributed to a contract dispute in which this summer’s transfer budget proved an unresolvable issue, the reasoning goes far beyond that. The Spaniard’s…

Premier League
#GlazersOut farce doesn't help Manchester United
08:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It’s become so easy to outrage an entire populace. Both the Trump and Brexit campaigns managed it. Their blatant lies angered people who knew the facts and riled up supporters who desperately wanted those facts to go away. Once truth…

Afcon
Ranking the top 10 AFCON stars
12:01 Friday 21st June 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations commences later today. Twenty-four countries battle it out for the prestigious trophy. Two years ago in the previous tournament, Cameroon engineered a minor upset to be crowned champions under Belgian…

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…

Premier League
Is Arsenal being run like it should?
08:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Top clubs sign top players. There are exceptions to that rule. Tottenham Hotspur didn't bring in anyone last summer, and Manchester United seem set to focus on young British talent at present. Another special case is Arsenal. The Gunners…

Premier League
Who can replace Hazard as the Premier League's shining star?
12:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

While rival Chelsea fans up and down the country will have celebrated Eden Hazard's move to Real Madrid, the Premier League itself let out a discernible groan. Another summer transfer window has started with a top Premier League star…

Premier League
Why Harry Maguire can be equally at home in Old Trafford or the Etihad
09:00 Friday 14th June 2019

Both Manchester United and Manchester City need a new central defender this summer. Unquestionably, the grand centre-back prize is Matthijs de Ligt. For differing reasons, neither Mancunian powerhouse can obtain the superstar Dutchman.…

International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

Premier League
Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…

Premier League
Why Patrick Roberts' move to Norwich City is perfect for his development
17:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

A youth favourite of Football Manager players once upon a time, it has been five years since Patrick Roberts’ breakthrough. A player once touted as a future star in English football. He has disappeared from the radar in the time…

Transfers
5 young punks: Should they stay or should they go?
15:00 Friday 31st May 2019

Most music critics will tell you the Sex Pistols and the Clash are punk’s two fundamental icons. Sid Vicious and co were entirely anarchistic and thus couldn’t hold it together on a musical, professional or personal level. Joe Strummer…