Analysis: Mahrez misses training again, on strike after failed deadline day City move – What’s next?

According to various reports, Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has now missed first-team training for four consecutive days and is on strike after his proposed deadline day move to Manchester City fell through over the price. But why and how has this happened? 

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Feature: Adam Peaty – The swimming sensation, with more yet to come

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Record after record, time after time – Adam Peaty just continues to get better with experience. The 23-year-old British swimmer, born and raised in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, developed a phobia of water as a child after older brothers Richard and Jamie instilled him in fear of sharks coming through the bath plug.   Continue reading

Why are Europe’s top five leagues bar Serie A so uncompetitive this season?

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In all of Europe’s top five leagues bar Italy, the smallest gap between the top spot and the second place is nine points. We’re only midway through January and yet the competitive aspect of an actual title race has seemingly faded away, but why?

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Analysis: Philippe Coutinho finally completes £142m Barcelona switch – So what’s next? Did Barça overpay?

Another transfer saga is finally over. Just four days after Liverpool broke the world-record transfer fee for a defender to sign Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk for £75m, their own key creative asset in Philippe Coutinho has departed for La Liga giants Barcelona – becoming the world’s third most expensive player of all-time in the process. Continue reading

Analysis: Welbeck’s patient return to first-team action

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Danny Welbeck’s long-awaited return from injury couldn’t have been sweeter.

A warm reception away at Preston, followed by a well-taken brace to help secure passage into the fifth round of the FA Cup past Southampton has helped justify limited transfer activity in attack recently.

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