UK and Ireland to host 2028 Euros amid lack of rival bidders

The UK and Ireland are set to be named as the joint-hosts of the 2028 European Championship. Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have submitted a joint-proposal to host the tournament and UEFA are expected to confirm its success next month, following a lack of rival bidders for the finals.   Turkey were understood … Read more

Kessie transfer to be confirmed ‘soon’ after completing medical

Franck Kessie’s free transfer move to Barcelona is expected to be confirmed ‘soon’ after the midfielder completed a medical with the Spanish side. Kessie has been linked with several leading sides as he approaches the end of his contract at AC Milan, with a host of Premier League clubs believed to have expressed an interest … Read more

Five of the most memorable El Clásico thrashings

The world stops to watch when Spain’s superpowers collide and the latest instalment of El Clásico failed to disappoint as Barcelona produced a statement result against Real Madrid. Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu on Sunday evening, as Xavi’s turnaround of the Catalan side continued with a fifth straight win and an emphatic … Read more

Five PL centre-backs who are lethal at attacking set-pieces

Centre-backs have become increasingly influential to all aspects of football in the modern game, no longer simply required to provide a steely resistance at the heart of the defence and win defensive duels.  From squeezing the pitch high to facilitate a press and starting attacks with passes from deep, the of of a centre-back is … Read more

Heroes and Villains: FA Cup quarter-finals

Following the latest round of FA Cup action, we pick out some of the heroes and villains from the best and worst of the weekend fixtures. Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Crystal Palace are the final four in this season’s FA Cup, as the quartet all secured wins to book semi-final showdowns at Wembley. Chelsea … Read more

Liverpool and Arsenal ‘admirers’ of PSV winger Cody Gakpo

Liverpool and Arsenal are among a host of leading European clubs monitoring the progress of PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo. Gakpo is attracting interest from across the continent after an impressive individual season for PSV, with the 22-year-old having scored 16 goals and provided 14 assists across all competitions for the Dutch side.   Gakpo … Read more

Premier League Awards: Maddison magic, creative Kane, and Leeds’ chaotic comeback

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best – and worst – of the football action from the weekend. Moment of the Week How about that for a comeback at Molineux? Leeds were dead and buried at half-time after finding themselves two goals down at Wolves, but roared back to claim all three points and … Read more

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 30

Each week we delve through the Premier League action and compile our divisional Team of the Week, with just four fixtures taking place this weekend due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Tottenham boosted their hopes of a top four finish and Champions League football after beating West Ham, though Arsenal remain the team to catch … Read more

Klopp reacts as Jota winner sets up Liverpool FA Cup semi-final date against Man City

Liverpool’s pursuit of a historic quadruple continued as they ground out a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest at the City ground this evening. It was a game that provoked memories of the pair’s rivalry in the 70’s and 80’s, the two sides having regularly challenged for the biggest honours in English and European football. It … Read more

Weekend preview: Premier League and FA Cup talking points

Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League and FA Cup quarter-final action, we pick out some of the major talking points. FA Cup quarter-finals Middlesbrough seek another sizeable scalp Middlesbrough have not had the greatest luck when it comes to the FA Cup draw this season, but Chris Wilder’s side continue to punch above their weight … Read more

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