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Premier League
Why Sir Jim Ratcliffe would rather buy OGC Nice than Manchester United
12:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

If you’re an average Tom, Dick or Harriet, you may play the lottery and fantasise about doing as you please when you win all that dosh. If you’re also a Manchester United fan, you probably think billionaires shouldn’t do whatever…

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…

Opinion
Social media in football: A curse and a blessing
17:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Modern footballers pale in comparison to players of old when it comes to application, discipline and mental toughness. Gone are the days when Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane couldn't stand the other's presence. Was it because they hated…

Usa
Old is new again in MLS management
17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Youth has been the buzzword in football recently, perhaps in all team sports. Energy, athleticism, work rate and input formed up behind it to compose a new ethos for professional competitions. Knowledge, experience and efficiency suddenly counted…

France
Is Patrick Vieira having a time in Nice?
15:00 Monday 17th September 2018

'Those who do, can't teach' is a saying to suggest great players usually become bad managers. Apparently, as on-pitch craft is perfected, the ability to communicate understanding often gets worse. Good examples are Diego Maradona,…

Usa
Jesse Marsch hopes Red Bull Leipzig gives him wings
15:00 Sunday 22nd July 2018

Choosing to devote my full attention to the World Cup or keep abreast of events in Major League Soccer is like asking whether I would prefer chocolate ice cream or lima beans. Only an insane person or a vegan would opt for the latter. Okay,…

France
Will Patrick Vieira prove his mettle at Nice?
09:00 Thursday 5th July 2018

Patrick Vieira sealed his legend at Arsenal. A marauding box-to-box midfielder, Vieira played a starring role in a Gunners team that dominated England for some years including the unbeaten 2003/04 season. He rose to club captain as a result…

Usa
MLS World Cup break ends; where do Eastern Conference teams stand?
17:00 Friday 22nd June 2018

On Saturday, Major League Soccer’s brief nod of respect towards the World Cup concludes. The league went on hiatus on June 13th. In previous World Cup years, MLS has suspended play for the entire group stage. Not this year. When you consider…

Managerial News
3 former Arsenal players who could succeed Arsene Wenger
16:00 Friday 11th May 2018

Friday 20 April was a normal day until news broke that Arsene Wenger had decided to leave Arsenal at the season's end. The Frenchman's journey has been full of ebbs and flows, drama and disappointment, with some truly magical moments…

Premier League
Arsenal must back new manager with funds
10:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Its no news that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be stepping down at the end of the season, following 22 years of meritorious service at the Emirates stadium. The 68-year-old has come under increasing scrutiny from a section of club fans…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag, Week 9: #TorontoStrong but not quite strong enough
16:00 Friday 27th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s ninth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Horseshoes and hand grenades Wednesday was not a good night…

Managerial News
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal career: a game of two halves
17:00 Thursday 26th April 2018

Arsene who? Those were the headlines in 1996 when Arsenal appointed a relatively unknown Frenchman as manager. Arsene Wenger had earned a reputation as an astute tactician while at Monaco. He then went off the radar coaching in Japan’s…

Usa
MLS Weekend Review: A Scot with a temper? No, couldn't be.
21:00 Monday 23rd April 2018

Another full slate of 11 Major League Soccer matches took place over the weekend, one Friday, eight on Saturday, and the remaining pair on Sunday around tea time. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Chris Mueller -- Orlando City went shopping…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag, Week 8: The league lawyers up and Patrick Vieira wonders whether you can ever go home?
21:31 Friday 20th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s eighth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. You think VAR is bad? Columbus Crew and Major League Soccer…

Champions League
The best XI to never win the Champions League
10:00 Wednesday 14th February 2018

With the Champions League's return to action on Tuesday night, most are asking which players could win the trophy for their sides. Manchester United's chief talents include Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez; City possess immense quality…