The Serie A season remains on hold, especially since Italy has been severely hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. With around 135,000 confirmed cases and 17,000 deaths as of this writing, the ...
With a goal difference more than four times better than their nearest rivals and a lead of 12 points, there is little doubt that should the season re-start, the Ligue 1 title will be going to ...
Barcelona are one of the biggest and most storied football clubs not just in La Liga but in the whole world. Throughout the years, dozens and dozens of the greatest footballers in history have ...
The 2019/20 Bundesliga season may be on hold for now, but recent developments suggest that the league might resume sooner than later. Could it be true since the league has a huge dilemma on their ...
This year’s Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class will feature some of the iconic players we’ve witnessed for the past 20 years as Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and the late Kobe Bryant headline ...
There may not be a whole lot of football going on, but there’s still plenty happening in the Premier League as club owners, players and fans get to grips with the new reality. We await news of ...
What a crazy week it has been for sports and the NBA has followed suit in suspending the 2019/20 season indefinitely due to the coronavirus scare. Two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert was confirmed to be the first player to have contracted the coronavirus after being tested by the league when they suspended the much-anticipated match between the
Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City They’re painting the city Red in Manchester tonight after United beat City to keep their hopes of a Champions League place well and truly alive. Premier League: Manchester United vs Manchester City is always a treat for the neutrals, but it means a lot to both sides of Manchester and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side did
There is a certain irony that I am writing this on Friday the 13th. For the day which those of a superstitious nature believe, can bring bad luck to all really has gone largely unnoticed as the world generally is alarmed by the spread and severity of the infection known as the coronavirus. Declaring a pandemic is charged with major
While the Premier League and other European competitions take a break, to help subdue the growth of Coronavirus, the world keeps on turning. Footy fans around the globe are getting a fix by working their way through live match recordings and maybe some old DVDs… it could be a good time to do some decorating! But this time will pass,
Liverpool 2-3 (2-4 on agg.) Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid pulled off a Champions League coup tonight, beating Liverpool thanks to three goals in extra time. The pre-second leg SBOBET odds gave Atleti the edge at 1.86 to qualify, but when Roberto Firmino put the Reds 2-0 up, that looked unlikely. But up stepped Marcos Llorente, who bagged a brace, and
Unfortunately for SBOBET fans, coronavirus claimed another victim in its wake as the Australian Grand Prix is the latest sporting event to be cancelled. Just like the NBA yesterday, the Formula One board decided to suspend the upcoming competition indefinitely right before the season even started as one of the top constructors pulled out at the Albert Park. McLaren
We met the ‘Special One’, when Jose Mourinho charmed his way into the Premier League, then the ‘Normal One’ as Jurgen Klopp announced his arrival in 2015. And then came Pep. Mourinho and Klopp have been huge influences on the English game and, in days gone by, former Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger was credited with moving the Premier League
There’s still a considerable amount of uncertainty as we are counting down to the much-awaited Euro 2020 where around 16 teams lock horns for the coveted Henri Delaunay Cup. Led by team manager Joachim Low, the Germans have impressed so far in the qualifying stages by sitting atop of Group C. Germany won seven of their eight games, gathering 30
We all saw it coming as football’s governing bodies, both international and domestic, wrestled with the impending fixture pile-up due to coronavirus disruption. And yesterday UEFA announced that Euro 2020 is no more. The European Championships have been shelved until the summer of 2021, to give the European and domestic leagues the space to complete their seasons. The big four
As the Premier League and other top competitions take a break, we all have time to look more closely at the events which have shaped the season so far. Which teams have faired well and which have underperformed? Well, we know which group Liverpool and Sheffield United sit in, but today I’m running the rule over the five teams I
With all Europa League games, bar the final, effectively played over two legs, cynics could suggest upsets and shocks are far more likely. For example, last November the champions of Kazakhstan, Astana, defeated the mighty Manchester United. Yet without appearing to play down the minnows’ achievement, they were playing a very young United which rested virtually all its stars with
While the football world tales a pause due to the global outbreak of COVID19 we have a good chance to review the action in the big leagues so far and La Liga has been as good as any. Champions Barcelona are battling for the title with arch rivals Real Madrid, while there are tussles going on through the European places,
It’s a question which is raging across the football forums while we have a break in Premier League action: Is Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool the greatest of all-time? Well, it’s a huge question, one which raises many more. Is this the best Liverpool team of all-time? And if Klopp’s marvels could be bettered, then which team has more in its locker?
When you think of managerial greats, the same names always crop up: Sir Alex Ferguson, Brian Clough, Sir Matt Busby, Jock Stein, Don Revie, Bill Shankly, Herbert Chapman, Rinus Michels, Bob Paisley, Marcello Lippi and Arrigo Sacchi. I could, of course, name others, while you could put 20 people in a room together and few would agree on a definitive
The Premier League draws the best players from around the world but that hasn’t always been the case, and four of the top five all time scorers are English. France striker Thierry Henry has recently been shunted down to sixth by Argentina’s Sergio Aguero who took his place. But again, in places six to ten Henry stands alone, with the
As the team which has dominated the 2019/20 Premier League campaign – regardless or not of whether the season resumes or matters concluded – there would be an argument for saying runaway leaders Liverpool do not need to strengthen this summer. After all, they didn’t really last summer either and that hasn’t stopped Jurgen Klopp’s men from enjoying a fine
They have skill and guile to burn, but are soft at the centre. Ask any Premier League fans which team I’m describing and the vast majority would get it in one. I asked my SBOBET writing pal and he took all of two seconds to make the right choice and that, my friends, sums up the problem with Arsenal. For
For a few decades now, Real Madrid have had a reputation in the La Liga as a club which gets what it wants: whether through smart acquisition, throwing obscene amounts of money at a player or what has often been referred to as ‘bullying tactics’, measures designed to unsettle the transfer targets and/or selling club. The ‘Galactico’ era was the