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Spain
Should Barcelona have hired Marcelino?
08:00 Tuesday 4th June 2019

A civil war is threatening to break out in Barcelona. However, it’s not a political one this time. The reason is Ernesto Valverde. Blaugrana's fans and management have polarizing viewpoints on the Spaniard, mainly due to…

Spain
Why FC Barcelona need more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer
09:00 Friday 31st May 2019

The recent appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the head coach of Qatari champions Al-Sadd only underscores how much things have changed since his days at FC Barcelona. The club's former captain moved to the Middle East in 2015 as a player…

Spain
Would Barcelona domestic clean sweep earn Ernesto Valverde more time?
17:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

On the face of it, Ernesto Valverde is doing an admirable job as Barcelona manager. The Spanish tactician’s delivered four trophies since taking over the reins two years ago. Delve a little deeper, though, and all isn’t so upbeat…

Football
Cup Weekend: Can underdogs win in Spain, Germany, Scotland?
12:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

Manchester City proved to the rest of England there’s much work to be done if they’re to ever come anywhere close. Pep Guardiola’s side swept all three domestic titles. The Cityzens couldn’t stop scoring in the FA Cup…

European Football
Europe’s most sought-after free agents this summer
17:00 Thursday 23rd May 2019

Ever since the Bosman Ruling came into effect in 1995, players within the European Union have been allowed to leave a club for no fee once their contract has expired. Famous cases of this include Sol Campbell’s controversial switch from…

Spain
Valencia, Getafe, Sevilla: which will play in next season's Champions League?
12:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Barcelona strolled to another La Liga title this season. Before the careless walk, the Catalans established a long leap away from Madrid rivals, Atletico and Real. It is a photo finish for the final Champions League spot, however. Valencia,…

Premier League
Equal Time: Despite Arsenal, Chelsea dominance in Europa League, La Liga still better
08:00 Tuesday 7th May 2019

It's highly possible that Azerbaijan faces an imminent British invasion. Two London clubs are on course to meet in the Europa League final in Baku. Chelsea claimed an away goal advantage over Eintracht Frankfurt in a semifinal…

Spain
Forget bats; Valencia are UEFA's dark phoenix
17:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Top clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are still fighting to become a strong force to be reckoned with in European football. But Valencia has reached seven major continental finals and won four of them. On the domestic…

Premier League
Are you ready for all-England Champions and Europa League finals?
17:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The stage is set for the final four in both the Champions and Europa League. Four of the Premier League's top six reached this level. The two Manchester sides fell in the Champions League quarterfinal. Among Arsenal, Chelsea,…

Two Points Lost
Just another manic Sunday after the international break
08:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Imagine returning to work from maternity leave. You expect to ease back into the grind, maybe pass around selfies of you and the little bundle of joy on the first day, bask in the obligatory praise, tell a few horror stories about labour and…

Spain
Can Getafe pull off a Champions League qualification surprise?
15:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

After a slow start, Barcelona has maintained top spot in La Liga as the rest of the teams following from behind. Beating arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday solidified that position as the Blaugrana all but secured…

Spain
Karim Benzema back to his best at the right time for Real Madrid
13:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Karim Benzema has been amongst the most criticised players in world football over the last six months. Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid left big shoes to fill. The Frenchman started out with a fine response, scoring four times…

Italy
Is Rodrigo De Paul finally fulfilling potential at Udinese?
12:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Rodrigo De Paul is enjoying a breakout season in Serie A. It seems Udinese's Argentine winger is finally living up to the expectations that led to Valencia bringing him to Europe in 2014.  De Paul's career began in his home…

Spain
Where have things gone wrong for Valencia?
09:00 Monday 29th October 2018

During the 2017-18 season, Valencia were arguably the most surprising team not only in Spain, but in all of Europe’s top five leagues. Los Che were coming off a dismal 2016-17 campaign where they flirted with relegation, but Marcelino…

Features
Where next for Antonio Conte?
09:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Chelsea endured its fair share of troubles in the past three seasons. The 2015/16 campaign was the worst. Players and fans revolted. The club's most successful manager was sent packing midseason. Interim boss Guus Hiddink could only salvage…