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Toby Prince

If the sport has 11-men on each side, a ball and lasts for 90 minutes then I'll write about it. Simply put, I'm an unrepentant soccer freak that other freaks will, however, call a geek. I do find time for music when not watching the beautiful game, though and have been known to produce the odd track. 


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Transfers
Does Wilfred Zaha make sense for Arsenal?
12:01 Monday 8th July 2019

Not that they aren't accustomed to it, but people mocked Arsenal's initial offer for Wilfred Zaha. Crystal Palace rebuffed the opening £40 million bid. The Selhurst Park outfit value the player at twice that, minimum. In…

America
Brazil, Argentina renew rivalry in Copa America semi-final
09:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

The 2019 Copa America hasn't quite lived up to expectations. It finds itself sharing the spotlight with the Women's World Cup, AFCON and Concacaf Gold Cup. Normally, a semifinal match between Argentina and Brazil would kick the competition…

Womens Football
Why an African team may never win Women's World Cup
08:00 Monday 1st July 2019

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup ended in yet another setback for Africa. No CAF representative reached the quarter-final stage. While debutant South Africa's fate was sealed after three matches, Cameroon and Nigeria stayed longer, albeit…

Afcon
Riyad Mahrez and Algeria at risk of AFCON 2019 obscurity
12:01 Monday 24th June 2019

Algeria's underwhelming 'golden generation' faces perhaps its final crack at redemption. Having massively fallen short of expectations in previous major tournaments, the Desert Warriors failing at AFCON 2019 won't come…

Afcon
Can Renard, Ziyech take Morocco to AFCON glory?
09:00 Saturday 22nd June 2019

Morocco's burning desire for a second Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy lingers in Egypt. The Atlas Lions last achieved success in 1976. Optimism is high this time. Two-time winner Herve Renard could conjure his usual magic. Hakim Ziyech…

Transfers
How will AC Milan spend their summer?
09:01 Friday 21st June 2019

AC Milan has already begun the much-anticipated structural revamp.  Rossoneri legends Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban return as Technical Director and Chief Football Officer respectively. More should follow, particularly in the vacant…

Features
Can Salomon Rondon, Josef Martinez's thunder and lightning rain on Copa America heavyweights?
15:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

If there's a time for Venezuela to challenge for the Copa America, it is now. Rafael Dudamel flaunts the most luscious Red Wine in ages, especially in attack. The frightful pair of Salomon Rondon and Josef Martinez, combining…

World Cup
FIFA U20 World Cup: Who wins Ukraine, South Korean maiden final contest?
12:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

Two teams on a spectacular, fairy-tale journey in Poland. Ukraine battles South Korea for the FIFA U20 World Cup title in Lodz later today. Expect fireworks, suspense, thrills. History will be made.  Not even the most optimistic football…

Transfers
Is Gabriel Barbosa ready for European football?
12:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

Gabriel Barbosa's first crack at European football ended in disaster. Much was expected from the promising forward when Inter splashed around £25 million on him in 2016. He drowned in expectations and was offloaded after…

Bundesliga
What to expect from Union Berlin in Bundesliga
17:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

It's been 53 laborious years. Union Berlin fans would agree it was worth the wait. Die Eisernen reached Bundesliga paradise for the first time. The Iron Ones become the eighth club from Germany's capital city to achieve this feat. …

Italy
How will Antonio Conte improve Inter Milan? 
08:00 Saturday 1st June 2019

Despite another Champions League qualification, Luciano Spalletti is out of a job. It's familiar terrain for the 60-year-old who has changed jobs four times in the last decade. On Friday, Inter Milan concluded plans to push him back…

World Cup
10 youngsters to watch at FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland
08:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

The FIFA U20 World Cup is upon us. Proponents of young footballing talent will have their eyes peeled for the next big thing during the next three weeks in Poland.  The U20 tournament is a gateway to stardom. Every two years,…

Championship
Why Boro should appoint Michael Reiziger as Tony Pulis' replacement
12:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

The handwriting was visible. Tony Pulis was destined to bust at Middlesbrough. Chairman Steve Gibson set him up to fail. His inability to reach the Championship playoff only fast-tracked the inevitable.  Pulis’ brief was to guide…

Italy
Why Jose Mourinho should be next Juventus manager
09:00 Tuesday 21st May 2019

From the moment Ajax stunned Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinal last month, Massimiliano Allegri knew he was only surviving on borrowed time in Turin. That privilege elapses at the end of the season.  Despite clinching…

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,…