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Champions League
2019/20 Champions League Preview
08:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

In a throwback to the days of the British Empire, the Premier League dominated the football map in May and June, sending four clubs to the Champions and Europa League finals. Tonight, the rest of the world finally has a chance to answer the…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer restore Manchester United's aerial threat?
08:00 Monday 16th September 2019

When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in 2016, bringing his ground-based possession style with him, Premier League aficionados were of two minds. The old school boys claimed the Catalunyan manager needed to adapt his game to English…

Premier League
Does Pep Guardiola need to take emergency measures at centre-back?
08:01 Sunday 15th September 2019

When a club spends £150-200 million or more on players in each and every summer transfer window it’s difficult to feel sorry for them if they are hampered by a single player’s absence. Aymeric Laporte’s knee injury will…

Premier League
Why Fred must start for Manchester United
08:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Manchester United have lacked control in games this season, yet forgotten man Fred can unlock Paul Pogba’s talent and bring stability to a thus-far jagged and loose midfield.  United have been disposed the third-most in the…

Premier League
A Manchester United postcard from Dorian's edge
09:00 Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Sit around for two days watching the weather report. Your eyes will glaze, mind wandering to unexpected places without the help of recreational hallucinogens. At the same time, being at the mercy of Mother Nature reconnects you to reality.…

Premier League
Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

New Club, Same Balotelli
15:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

The deal is done. Mario Balotelli’s transfer to Olympique Marseille is complete. Where does this leave the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker? For better or for worse, he continues to make headlines. Balotelli controls the 12-yard…

Premier League
Premier League Preview: Can Manchester City do it again?
08:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Manchester City tore the Premier League apart last season. Pep Guardiola masterminded a complete annihilation of the opposition as City left every other team for dead. Even second-placed Manchester United were so far behind they seemed to have…

J League
Lap of Honour: Okubo returns to Kawasaki
11:00 Monday 22nd January 2018

Going back to your old club. It's seldom done. Times change. People change. Too often when you decide to go home the old neighbourhood is changed beyond recognition. You moved on without it but never expected it to do the same. It can be…

Premier League
Five wins out of five, who's going to stop Manchester City?
14:01 Monday 19th September 2016

The Citizens have played out their fifth game of this season, and they've hardly put a foot wrong. Begging the question, who and what is going to stop them? The Sky Blues are singing at the sight of a blue moon, last weekend it eclipsed the…

Five summer striker options for Manchester City
11:00 Monday 28th March 2016

There will be wholesale changes at Manchester City come the summer when Pep Guardiola arrives at the club. The Blues have stuttered this season under the management of Manuel Pellegrini and currently lie in fourth position in the Premier League.…

On The Spot: Premier League Penalty Stats
20:56 Wednesday 8th February 2012

Penalties have always been an issue in football, with so many given and so many not, so many scored and so many missed. Penalties are, for many the scourge of the game, with fans all having their own points of view of what should be and what…

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City (Liverpool Fan's Perspective)
14:11 Thursday 26th January 2012

After the huge disappointment of the defeat to lowly Bolton Wanderers on Saturday evening, most people would be forgiven for thinking that the last thing Liverpool needed was a midweek clash against the best team in the country. On the contrary,…

Man City 3-2 Spurs (Spurs Fan's Perspective)
14:52 Monday 23rd January 2012

As Mario Balotelli converted an injury time penalty, Spurs' title dreams were extinguished. A cruel ending to a fascinating game; goalless in the 55th minute, Bale made it 2-2 just nine minutes later. As injury time began, Bale was involved…

Match Preview: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
16:30 Friday 20th January 2012

For decades, two of the biggest clubs in English football have languished in the shadows of their great rivals. For both Spurs and Manchester City, the nineties and the first decade of this century were largely forgettable. The epic FA Cup…