Historic Leverkusen usurps productive Kane: the Bundesliga season overview

Wolves’ bid to scrap VAR has been rejected at this week’s crucial Premier League summit

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Gary O’Neil was unhappy with several decisions against his team last season – Reuters/Molly Darlington Wolverhampton Wanderers’ proposal to abolish VAR will be voted down this week as clubs anticipate ‘evolution rather than revolution’ on several issues at the Premier League’s General Meeting. If, as expected, the vote is in favor of … Read more

Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and the slow decline of football’s star managers

Jose Mourinho received a warm welcome at Fenerbahce (AP) A nickname is twenty years old. The man who coined the phrase often used to describe him is more than three times his age. Jose Mourinho was unveiled at Fenerbahce on the twentieth anniversary of his arrival at Chelsea; the day he called himself special. The … Read more

Themes from this season’s Champions League: Germany’s rise to Man City’s stumbling block

Pep Guardiola told me I had to leave Man City

In 2016, Manchester City’s Under-18s had an exciting attack consisting of Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz and Jadon Sancho. One is already a Champions League winner, the other will follow on Saturday evening. Add in Felix Nmecha, who graduated from the City Football Academy a year or two later than the more recognizable trio, and Jamie … Read more

Dortmund plot Champions League final shock after adapting to thrive

Why we’ll never see another Champions League final like Real Madrid versus Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund will look to pull off a shock in Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid (Getty Images) When the two Champions League finalists headed to London, the contrasting moods among the squads said it all. For Real Madrid it is a sense of duty. There is of course excitement about returning to this … Read more