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Ali-nalysis: Your Weekend Sorted

Ali Haggis runs through one game from each of the top 5 European leagues to preview an exciting weekend’s football. Liverpool vs. Everton (12.45 Saturday) The Merseyside derby is always one of the biggest events on the footballing calendar but this early season clash of the two halves of Liverpool takes on added significance as […]

24 - September - 2014

Ali-nalysis: The Premier League Chopping Block

After Tony Pulis left Crystal Palace just days before their opening game of the season, in the process becoming the first Premier League casualty of 2014-2015, things have gone quiet on the managerial speculation front in the top flight of English football since things got underway. However, with Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew coming under […]

18 - September - 2014

Ali-nalysis: Tottenham’s Hot-Start

Mauricio Pochettino had a rough welcome to England. Replacing Southampton fan-favourite Nigel Adkins when his side were out of relegation trouble in their first season back in the Premier League, the Argentine had to win over the Saints faithful quickly. 18 months and a solid mid-table finish later Pochettino has nothing to prove to English […]

10 - September - 2014

Ali-nalysis: England On The Up.

Firstly, a little confession. Being a lover of German football I didn’t watch the England vs. Norway friendly last week. I watched Argentina make up for their World Cup final defeat against Germany instead and I don’t regret making that decision in the slightest after reading the reports on England’s performance. I am, however, committed […]

09 - September - 2014

Ali-nalysis: Top of the Bundesliga – Final Season Preview

What it all comes down to. One season, 18 teams. Spectacular goals, defensive howlers. New players emerge, new teams rise up the league, new managers make their name. The main question when it comes to the new Bundesliga season, which starts tonight with reigning champions Bayern Munich hosting Vfl Wolfsburg on BT Sport, is whether […]

22 - August - 2014

Ali-nalysis: Bundesliga Preview – Europa League finish

With the competition for European qualification hard fought last season, many of the same teams will be attempting to be in the mix again this season. Some, like Wolfsburg, will be aiming for the Champions League qualification places after narrowly missing out last year, whilst others like Mainz 05 will be looking to hold off […]

18 - August - 2014

Ali-nalysis: Rising Stars of the Bundesliga

Ones to Watch: Rising Stars of the Bundesliga The German Bundesliga has become synonymous with outstanding young talent; outstanding young German talent, ready-made for the national team. Not every young star in the Bundesliga is German however, as a Swiss midfielder and a Romanian playmaker make my top five players to watch for next season. […]

30 - June - 2014