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Gonzalo Higuain

The big weekend winners and losers

From Golden Gonzalo back in business with Chelsea to a sorry spectacle for Inter in the Giuseppe Meazza, here are the weekend winners and losers  WINNERS Gonzalo Higuain He “only” scored a brace against bottom of the table Huddersfield, true. And it came...

Why Fabinho is key in Liverpool’s title chase

Bobby Firmino may get the goals up one end while Alisson stops them at the other, a third Brazilian, Fabinho, is now a key part of Liverpool's title challenge Fabinho joined Liverpool last summer with a weight of expectations on...
Denis Suarez

Why it’s now Transfer ‘Dud’line day in England

Once pitched as having the importance of an NFL draft, transfer deadline day is now an event that spectacularly fails to live up to the hype During the 1978 World Cup finals, Australian journalist Clive James wrote a review of...
Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho is ready to move into new Barcelona gear

Despite failing to live up to a huge transfer fee and being overshadowed by Leo Messi, Philippe Coutinho can still become a Barcelona star performer Philippe Coutinho ended a long saga when he officially signed for Barcelona a year ago,...

Juventus face test of mettle in Serie A tussle

Juventus and Roma are going into the Serie A weekend with all kind of questions - some concerning an Old Lady's defence and another over Roma's under fire boss What a night for Italian football: the only two Italian clubs...
Celta Vigo

Big weekend in La Liga to avoid the drop

Bottom of the table, Huesca, kicked off the La Liga battle in the drop zone with a 4-0 win - here are some other teams to follow their inspiration Calleja needs to take advantage of his second chance at Villarreal This...
Denis Suarez

The Top 5 transfer deadline day deals

From a MLS breakthrough star at Newcastle to a Barcelona exile becoming a Gunner, here are the top 5 moves from the winter window transfer deadline day Miguel Almiron (from Atlanta United to Newcastle United) Deemed “MLS’s finest export”, Miguel Almiron...

Asian Cup final: The big prediction video!

Join Jason Dasey and Vieri Capretta as they analyse the Asian Cup so far and give their predictions on the final between Japan and Qatar.
Real Madrid

Are Real Madrid back in business?

After a tumultuous start to the season which saw a change in coach and faltering form, Real Madrid are finally getting into gear under Santiago Solari Something seems to have changed in Solari’s Real Madrid, a hot mess before Christmas...
Mauricio Pochettino

“It’s Tottenham” – why nothing ever changes for sorry Spurs

Being knocked out of two cup competitions in a week has Tottenham fans seeing deja-vu as another season of promise falls by the wayside “Lads, it’s Tottenham.” Alex Ferguson's three-word team...
cristiano ronaldo

The Weekend Winners and Losers

From unstoppable Juventus who play badly and win to a very stoppable Monaco who play badly... and lose, here are the weekend winners and losers Winners Juventus
Kevin Prince Boateng

Top 5 – the best winter window deals

From some mega-money placer-holders for next summer to quick fixes for some big cheeses - here's the top 5 of best winter transfer window deals Kevin-Prince Boateng (from Sassuolo to Barcelona) The craziest transfer of recent times, at least apparently. But...

Why Neymar dives for protection, not to cheat

Rather than cheating, Neymar dives for self-protection as referees in France are doing nothing to look after the brilliant Brazilian, as another injury shows Neymar has been heavily criticized for diving throughout his career, but the reality is that he...
Lionel Messi

Title tussles in La Liga’s title weekend

Three regional derbies will monopolize the conversation in the La Liga weekend, while Copa del Rey means both hope and hassle to the surviving teams Barça tackle Girona with a pending Copa comeback Barça lost last Wednesday, but it wasn’t as...
Salford City

Salford City – David Beckham’s controversial new project

Despite glowing media coverage and glamorous Manchester United legends as owners, not everyone is in love with David Beckham's new pet project, Salford City “I’m really excited to be spending more time in Salford again,” said David Beckham, sounding like...
Rodrygo Goes

Who is Rodrygo, Real Madrid’s next Galactico?

Not one Brazilian superstar, but two. That could be Real Madrid's future with Rodrygo Goes showing every sign that he could be an equal partner to Vinicius Real Madrid recently secured the services of Vinícius Júnior from Flamengo and Rodrygo Goes...
Cristiano Ronaldo

La Liga: from the sublime to the ridiculous

Hectic days in Spanish football: illegal line-ups, official complaints, VAR issues, Cristiano pleading guilty & leaving the court with a big grin on his face Foreign fans usually don’t believe us Spaniards when we claim that, under the surface of...
Lucas Paqueta

Why Lucas Paquetá is right fit for Milan

Milan's Lucas Paquetá has followed in the path of some famous Brazilians like Kaka, but any comparisons should end there as the youngster finds his feet AC Milan has always been a popular destination for Brazilian footballers, but it has been...
maurizio sarri

Is Maurizio facing a Sarri end at Chelsea?

After condemning his Chelsea players for lacking motivation and character against Arsenal, Maurizio Sarri could be gone by the end of the week at Stamford Bridge The suicide note was delivered via an interpreter, in the form of a press...
Kylian Mbappe

The big weekend winners and losers

From PSG and Manchester United totally on top of their game to Maurizio Sarri losing the plot against Arsenal, here are the big weekend winners and losers WINNERS Paris Saint-Germain Simply unstoppable. Nine goals scored in just one match, with Guingamp being...


Australian pieces finally settling in before the World Cup

"Batting checked, spinners checked and fast bowling ever so menacing. Australia are peaking just at the right time" There is something extra-humane about the relationship...
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