Manchester City have a lot to do before they can win the Champions League

Manchester City

  After two Champions League campaigns and only three wins from 12 played, Manchester City remain trapped in the gates having failed to make an impression on the European stage. In fact, it could be a fair assessment that Manchester […]

Are Borussia Dortmund a contender in the race for Fernando Llorente?

Fernando Llorente

  Fernando Llorente’s list of likely suitors stretches from Italy with Juventus, to England with Arsenal, and back home in Spain with Real Madrid. The Athletic Bilbao striker has made it absolutely clear that he intends to leave the Basque […]

Great depth in attack for Bayern Munich but only one natural starter

Mario Gomez

  I’ll continue to hold firm with the stance that Bayern Munich have the strongest squad in Europe, with the Bundesliga leaders sitting 11 points ahead of their nearest challengers Bayer Leverkusen. But with all the depth and experience at […]

Kaka: One of the great disappointments or a mismanaged genius?


  The 2007 Champions League final could have been a tale of two Premier League clubs. There was certainly a good case to make that Manchester United could have been the team to line up against Liverpool in Athens. And […]

The Champions League doesn’t need the Premier League

Champions League

This isn’t a radical claim that the most prestigious trophy in European club football doesn’t need the Premier League’s finest competing for it. Rather, it’s an acknowledgement of just how impressive the non-English participants are this year. The group stages […]

Samir Nasri made a mistake leaving Arsenal for Manchester City

Samir Nasri

  Any player who switches clubs to claim a wage package that is a significant increase on his previous, as well as lifting a league title in his first season, is hardly seen as having made a poor career choice. […]

Does Aaron Ramsey still fit into the current Arsenal system?

Aaron Ramsey

It would be harsh to cast Aaron Ramsey aside as a lost cause. Prior to his horrific leg break in 2009, the Welsh international had become the latest Arsenal youngster to rise to prominence in the Premier League. He had […]

Atletico Madrid need to bounce back in a big way

Atletico Madrid

  Maybe the occasion got the better of Atletico Madrid’s players. Maybe the pressure of knowing they had to put an end to that losing streak against Real Madrid became too overwhelming. Regardless of Atletico’s 2-0 loss at city rivals […]

Malaga are the team to have impressed the most in all of Europe

Manuel Pellegrini

A great charm of Spanish football—you know, aside from their spectacular football—is that every season a different club seems to rise to the occasion and captures the imagination and heart of many across Europe. Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini would have […]

Borussia Dortmund could be the surprise package in the Champions League

Borussia Dortmund

It seems a sensible approach to back Barcelona to succeed in the Champions League for the third time in five years. Even with a new manager, a new set of ideas on the pitch and a defensive line which has […]

Arsenal have become a team of false dawns

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal’s 3-1 win at West Ham last month should have been a catapult for the team and a marker for their intentions for the rest of the season. For so long, away trips to ’lesser’ teams were to be the […]

Bayern Munich is the best project for Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

It’s for good reason that Pep Guardiola is the most sought-after manager in world football; every club wants a slice of the pie that made Barcelona the most dominant club team of this generation. The first point to tackle is […]