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United left feeling black and blue

Let’s face the facts, Manchester United have simply fallen short in meeting the standards set by the league leaders in this campaigns title race. Striving for a top three finish seems a more realistic target,…


Serie A Preview: Week 15

Napoli vs Juventus It’s the clash we’ve all been waiting for, the league leaders take on the current champions at the Stadio San Paolo.   Despite the fact that Inter currently occupy 2nd position in…


Serie A Preview: Week 14

Udinese vs Napoli Massimo Oddo couldn’t have asked for a tougher start to his managerial reign at Udinese.  The league leaders are coming to town and will be full of confidence having beaten AC Milan…


Jose Bourinho?

I was listening to BBC Radio 5 Live on the way back from Anfield at the weekend. If ever proof was needed to support the phrase; “a game of two halves” then Liverpool’s 3-0 win…


Comparing Pep

When you think of a manager, you automatically think of someone who can manage people. I see the technical side of the game, formation and tactics etc as the coaches responsibility. Ferguson, Ancellotti, Sacchi, Mourinho…


Carabao fix the draw but not the glitch

The draw for the Carabao Cup quarter final descended into farce and chaos yesterday as the organizers bungled the most simple task in football – pulling 8 numbered balls out of a hat. Well at…


SSN Legends: Pavel Nedved

There’s been a lot of  heated debate across our social media platforms in recent weeks- who is world class? What defines world class? How entertaining is Serie A as a competition? Discussing these topics prompted…


Serie A Preview: Week 11

Whilst those in England had to make do with an underwhelming round of Carabao Cup action, Italian football fans were treated to a midweek installment of Serie A. Mauro Icardi and Inter continued their fine…



No Defence for Koeman

Ronald Koeman was dismissed from his post as Everton manager after his disastrous start to the campaign saw the Toffees slip in to the relegation zone after a 5-2 home routing by Arsenal. Everton are…


Atleti are back!

Well back with a win at least. Atletico had travelled to Galicia without a win in in almost a month but Kevin Gameiro pounced on a loose ball to put Atletico ahead against the run…


Spurs vs Liverpool Preview

There are some big selection headaches for Mr Pochettino at Wembley today, after a great tactical display in Madrid. Alli and Davies back in the fold, Reckless but at times impressive Aurier or more reliable…


Derbies, Dives & Double Decker Buses

The @sofasportsnews_ panel discuss week 8 of the English Premier League, Match Day 3 in the UEFA Champions League and the sacking of Craig Shakespeare. Harry & co also discuss the World Cup Qualification draw…


Spain’s Surprise Package

Each season, from the top leagues around Europe there tends to be at least one surprise package. This can be as extreme as Leicester City winning the league or Juventus failing to wrap up another…


Serie A Review: Week 8

I’ve argued it for weeks, Serie A is on the up and whilst it’s yet to reach the heights of the 1990’s there is no doubt it’s been the standout league competition in Europe so…