Preview: Trabzonspor vs. Roma

August 19, 2021

Jose Mourinho gets his Roma reign underway with a Europa Conference League fixture against Trabzonspor on Thursday night. Both clubs, who will feel that they are capable of having an extended run in the competition, will be keen to gain an advantage before the reverse fixture at Stadio Olimpico next week. Having been named as the new Roma boss earlier this summer, Mourinho’s priority will be on taking full advantage…


Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host a mouthwatering contest on Sunday afternoon, as the champions Manchester City head to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Man City will be looking to defend the title that they reclaimed last term, while Spurs will be aiming to push closer to the top four in 2021-22, having finished a disappointing seventh in the top flight last season. Now under the management of Nuno…

August 15, 2021

Raphael Varane ‘granted visa to complete Manchester United move’

August 5, 2021

Raphael Varane is reportedly edging closer to becoming a Manchester United player after being granted a visa to travel to the UK. The Red Devils announced last month that they had agreed a fee with Real Madrid for the World Cup-winning Frenchman, rumoured to be an initial £34m plus add-ons. However, Varane’s move to Old Trafford has been held up due to visa issues, while he will also have to…


UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

June 25, 2021

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season. European football’s governing body said all ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg would now go to extra-time. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “The away goals rule has been an intrinsic part of UEFA competitions since it was introduced in 1965. “However, the question of its abolition has been debated…


Preview: Belgium vs. Croatia

June 6, 2021

Belgium and Croatia will both endeavour to round off their Euro 2020 preparations with a victory when they do battle at the King Baudouin Stadium in Sunday’s friendly. Both footballing powerhouses played out 1-1 draws in their midweek encounters, with Belgium being held by Greece while the Chequered Ones failed to get one over Armenia. With the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois all out of…


Is the tide turning against Wenger at Arsenal one final time?

The Frenchman is struggling to win over some sections of the Gunners’ support, having seen his side drop from first to fifth in alarming fashion in recent weeks. Arsenal may be in the FA Cup final but, as they prepare to face West Ham in a vital London derby in Tuesday night, there is a distinct, unwelcome air of uncertainty pervading the corridors of the Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger has…

April 15, 2014