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Premier League
Should we be surprised by a quiet Liverpool transfer window so far?
17:01 Monday 8th July 2019

After bitter disappointment finishing as Premier League runners-up to Manchester City, Liverpool's 2018/19 campaign season ended on a major high with Champions League glory. The Jurgen Klopp era is well and truly underway. Now, the…

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…

Italy
Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi confronted with pivotal transfer window
17:00 Thursday 13th June 2019

Mauro Icardi has transformed into a world-renowned striker during the past five years. Despite that, or in part due to, the 26-year-old’s time donning Internationale’s jersey seems certain to end this summer. Such a revelation demands…

Premier League
Real Madrid show Manchester United how a big club operates
08:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

Manchester United and Real Madrid; two clubs with many similarities. Both European giants, both are probably the biggest club in their respective countries while both possess a longstanding reputation as perennial winners.…

Spain
How will Barcelona spend their summer?
15:00 Monday 10th June 2019

For the vast majority of European clubs, securing a second successive league title, reaching a domestic cup final and a Champions League semi-final would represent a good campaign. For Barcelona, it was an utter failure. Alright, there was…

Premier League
How will Manchester City spend their summer?
15:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Manchester City is fresh from securing a domestic treble. A quadruple if counting the Community Shield. After strolling to last season’s Premier League title, finishing with a 19-point advantage, the Citizens had to show greater resolve…

Premier League
How will Tottenham Hotspur spend their summer?
09:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

As witnessed on Saturday night, not every fairy tale has a pleasant ending. Tottenham Hotspur learned that the hard way in Madrid. There was little drama in the Champions League final; no surprises, nothing unusual, no comebacks.…

Premier League
Should Manchester United go all-in on centre-backs?
15:00 Tuesday 21st May 2019

To say Manchester United finished the season in a timid way would be putting it kindly. When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as interim manager, he got off to a flying start. The Norwegian won 14 of his first 19 games. After he got the…

European Football
Football starting to realise goalkeeper's worth
17:00 Thursday 16th August 2018

Football is a team sport but positions aren't treated equally. Defenders, midfielders and strikers receive the most credit. Clubs pamper them, especially the frontmen. Goalkeepers are excluded.  Proving how important outfield players…

Premier League
Did Everton win the Premier League transfer window?
09:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

With games played after the transfer window closed last Thursday, Premier League clubs and observes can do more than speculate on the moves made. Most express pleasure with their business when time is called but there are some who wish the…

Scotland
Will Brendan Rodgers get over the first road bump in Celtic tenure?
08:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

For the first time in Brendan Rodgers' tenure at boyhood club Celtic, there have been murmurs of discontent from the Irishman.  Until recently, things had been going swimmingly for Rodgers. On the pitch, he has won back-to-back domestic…

Premier League
The solution to Manchester United's defensive problems
15:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

As the transfer window draws to a close, Manchester United's search for a new central defender seems to have stagnated. The original order for this summer was at least one midfielder - depending on Marouane Fellaini's fate - a right,…

Premier League
Arsenal’s squad review: Who stays or goes in midfield?
15:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

Somewhat unusually, Arsenal has been heavily engaged in this summer transfer window. The Gunners have not only welcomed Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner, they’ve also acquired two new central midfielders.…

Premier League
Manchester City’s lack of business is nothing to worry about
12:00 Wednesday 1st August 2018

After Manchester City waltzed to the title last season, their manager talked about not sitting on their laurels. Dominance in all areas may have been the story of City's title success, but Pep Guardiola and his team will have…

Premier League
Arsenal’s squad review: Who stays or goes in defence?
15:00 Friday 8th June 2018

Defensive deficiency has been Arsenal’s bane throughout the last decade. It didn’t abate this season. The Gunners conceded 51 times in 38 Premier League games, the most among the top six teams. Both Burnley and Newcastle United kept…