Interview: What does the future hold for Everton this summer?

After a tumultuous start to the summer, we spoke to a Toffees fan to get some insight on what's to come In light of Carlo Ancelotti's departure from Goodison Park, we caught up with Andrew Price from the Across The Park Podcast to find out how Everton fans are feeling about the coming weeks. We talked managers, transfers, youth prospects and much more. Just over a week ago, Real Madrid swooped in to take their former manager Carlo Ancelotti from Everton back to the Spanish capital for a second stint as boss. Whether he can turn things around for a...

Euro 2020: How to watch Turkey vs Italy - Preview, TV Channel, Live Stream & More

Euro 2020 kicks off with a bang as two relative dark horses go head-to-head with the whole of Europe watching It's finally here. Anticipation has been growing since the end of the European domestic season and fans across the continent are now set to enjoy a major international tournament for the first time in three years. Neither Turkey nor Italy are at the tippy top of the bookies' lists to win Euro 2020 but both have been earmarked as ones-to-watch by pundits and experts. This Euros is going to be unlike any other as the world crawls out of the...

Top 8 young players to keep an eye on at Euro 2020

With the summer tournament only days away, we take a look at some of the most exciting youngsters on display We decided to focus only on players 21 years old or younger appearing at the Euros. This means the likes of Mason Mount and Dayot Upamecano don't make the list despite being fantastic young players. Some other great youngsters are sadly missing out due to injury, such as Ansu Fati of Spain. With the preamble out of the way, lets get on with the list. Phil Foden (21) "Stockport Iniesta" as he is lovingly referred to by Manchester City fans...

Jadon Sancho Man Utd Transfer News: Will it actually happen this time?

Those involved in talks are 'cautiously optimistic' that Sancho will be on his way to Old Trafford The Jadon Sancho transfer saga rumbles on but will it drag on all summer long or will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sign his man before the end of Euro 2020? According to Sky Sports, there is 'cautious optimism' in the air among the three parties. The sticking point in talks right now appears to be about the exact asking price and the method of payment. It is believed that the German club will demand much less than the £108m they wanted last summer as...

EFL clubs get £42m revenue boost from iFollow

Clubs lower down the football pyramid get welcome £42m windfall from streaming service The Covid-19 pandemic has had a destructive impact on many facets of life over the past two years and football has been no exception. After Project Restart enabled the 2019/20 campaign to come to a close last year, it became clear that fans would not be attending live football matches for some time. That trend continued throughout most of the 2020/21 campaign until the final two gameweeks saw a smattering of supporters allowed back through the gates. This time has been devastating for fans but also for...

The Managerial Merry-Go-Round: Vacancies at Spurs, Everton, Wolves & Crystal Palace

We take a look at the latest manager odds for the four Premier League jobs on offer The Premier League season came to an end on May 23 and everyone turned their attention to Euro 2020. Then all hell broke loose. Managers from across Europe have been sacked, left their jobs, linked to their old clubs, officially returned to their old clubs, turned down big jobs - it just goes on and on. Life in top level management has been nomadic for a while now but this summer could see an unprecedented amount of movement between elite coaches and clubs....

England Euro 2020 Squad Announcement: Key Questions

Gareth Southgate has cut his England squad down to size ahead of the European Championship this summer England take on Austria and Romania this week in friendlies as they prepare to meet Croatia in their opening group game of Euro 2020. There are several key questions facing the England manager before that grudge match against the side which knocked them out of World Cup 2018 at the semi final stage. Southgate's final squad selection has created numerous narratives to be dissected by a ravenous media and social media horde over the coming weeks. Ultimately, whether he has made the right...

England vs Austria: Preview, TV Channel, Live Stream & More

The Three Lions play the first of two friendlies ahead of Euro 2020 Delayed by one year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Euro 2020 is almost upon us. Before the tournament officially kicks off, many nations are playing friendlies to give them a chance to figure out who will make their final squads, who will start games, and what style of play they intend to implement. At the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, England and Austria will hope to do just that. Gareth Southgate's men face a tricky group containing Croatia - who famously knocked them out of World Cup 2018...

How to watch Man City vs Chelsea free: UEFA Champions League Final preview, live stream & more

Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel face off in an all English Champions League final this Saturday After a season like no other, 16,500 fans will descend upon the Estadio de Dragao in Porto this weekend as Manchester City face Chelsea for the richest prize in world football. Pep Guardiola's side beat Paris Saint Germain in the semi final stage to make it to their first ever final, while Thomas Tuchel led Chelsea to victory over European royalty Real Madrid in their semi final. It's been a fantastic continental campaign from both sides which will culminate in a third all-English final since...

Is Mauricio Pochettino going back to Spurs?

PSG Manager in talks with Tottenham over return to club during 24 hour managerial merry-go-round bedlam Tottenham are said to be in talks with their former boss Mauricio Pochettino about a shocking return to North London, just 18 months after he was sacked. After a disappointing season for the Lilywhites, Chairman Daniel Levy is believed to have accepted that this decision was a mistake. A 7th place finish means Spurs will compete in the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League next season. Star striker Harry Kane is angling for a move in a bid to compete for major honours at the...

How to watch Villarreal vs Man United For Free: Live Stream, Preview & More

Don't miss tonight's UEFA Europa League Final live from Gdansk as Unai Emery and Ole Gunnar Solskjear go head-to-head for European silverware Manchester United make the trip to Gdansk tonight face off against Villarreal in the final game of the UEFA Europa League. Both teams are in mixed form domestically but have fantastic records in this competition. Since dropping down from the UEFA Champions League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have been unstoppable, cruising past the likes of AC Milan, Real Sociedad and Roma en route to this showpiece event. United Fans will be full of confidence with the likes of...

Is a Premier League live streaming service the future of watching football?

It looks increasingly likely that soon a “Netflix of Football” will spell the end of pay TV domination After two seasons of turmoil brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Premier League recently agreed to renew its existing TV rights deal with broadcasters through 2025. Executives were understandably keen to protect the status quo and bring some financial stability to the league and its clubs after what has been a tumultuous time for institutions at the top and bottom of the pyramid. As pay TV providers Sky and BT, free-to-air broadcaster BBC and global streaming giant Amazon Prime Video put...

Where do Spurs go from here? | New Manager, New Players

As a disappointing Premier League season comes to an end, where are Tottenham Hotspur and what do they need to do? Tottenham concluded the 2020/21 season with a 4-2 victory over Leicester City, one which earned them European football for next season. Ryan Mason said in his post-match interview that the club must "respect any European competition" that they are involved in, but it's no secret that the Europa Conference League for many represents more of a curse than a blessing. Finishing in 7th after that victory meant the North London club finished outside the top six for the first...

How to watch the La Liga title race conclude: Live Stream & Preview

The two Madrid sides are in action to decide who will be crowned 2020/21 La Liga Champions The conclusion of this year's La Liga campaign is upon us and the trophy is almost in grasp for Atletico Madrid. They need to win to guarantee a first title for Diego Simeone since 2014 as El Cholo once again tries to break up the monopoly of Barcelona and city rivals Real Madrid. The Catalsn side fell at the penultimate hurdle losing 2-1 at home to Celta Vigo last weekend. That leaves the two Madrid teams to battle it out. Atletico are firmly in the...

Has the European Super League really gone away?

Fans have quickly forgotten about the controversial project, but is it really dead or could we see it again soon? By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published on Thursday 20 May 2021 Things move quickly in football and football fans have notoriously short memories. It was a little over a month ago that the entire news media was dominated by the story of a proposed break away competition dubbed “The Super League” and the effects it might have had on the beautiful game. 12 of the richest clubs in Europe joined together to make public their idea in what will go...

What to expect from Euro 2020 - Fans, Fatigue & Favourites

With club football coming to an end, we look forward to the showpiece international tournament of the summer By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published on Wednesday 19 May 2021 Football fans have been spoiled by a long season of constant football and the train isn’t stopping any time soon. As the domestic calendar for 2020/21 draws to a close, champions will be crowned, European places will be decided, and teams will be relegated. Then a little while later we will be treated to Europa League and Champions League finals to polish off what has been a rollercoaster of a season...

How to watch Chelsea vs Leicester City on live TV: Channel Info, Preview & More

Following Saturday's FA Cup Final, Tuchel and Rodgers face off again knowing a defeat for either side will probably cost them the top four. By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published on Tuesday 18 May 2021 Leicester City lifted the FA Cup trophy for the first time in their history at the weekend after beating Chelsea 1-0 in the final at Wembley. Now Brendan Rodgers side travel to Stamford Bridge for a repeat of the fixture just three days later with the race for the top four hotter than ever. Liverpool can now guarantee a top four finish if they win...

Who will Harry Kane sign for? Striker expresses desire to leave Tottenham

England captain tells Tottenham he wants to leave the club at the end of the season By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published on Tuesday 18 May 2021 According to Sky Sports, Harry Kane has told Tottenham he wants to leave at the end of this season. The striker is recognised as one of the best players in world football for his position. He has won two Premier League golden boots, a World Cup golden boot and numerous other individual honours but he now has the desire to win club trophies. Spurs have only offered him two League Cup runners-up medals...

Is Neymar overrated?

After another disappointing exit from the UEFA Champions League, many are questioning the PSG and Brazil superstar By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published on Monday 17 May 2021 It's tough to deny that Neymar has had an extraordinary career, full of success and achievement, but is he as good as he is made out to be? In the wake of PSG's latest European defeat, many have criticised the Brazilian star for his work rate and attitude and even questioned his ability. Is he overrated or is he wrongly maligned for the poor performance of his team in the latter stages...

Does Sadio Mane have a future at Liverpool?

Senegalese forward has altercation with manager Jurgen Klopp after win over United By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Uploaded on Friday 14 May 2021 It was all smiles as Liverpool picked up their first win at Old Trafford since Jurgen Klopp's arrival, but many on Twitter have been distracted by Sadio Mane seeming to snub the German coach after the final whistle. It's been a frustrating campaign for the Senegalese and there are suggestions he may be slipping down the pecking order as Diogo Jota emerges as a credible alternative. But is all this blown out of proportion? His numbers aren't quite...

How to watch La Liga fixtures this Sunday: Atletico, Real Madrid & Barcelona Live Stream

The La Liga title race could be settled this Sunday with the big three all in action at the same time By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Uploaded on Friday 14 May 2021 The most dramatic title race in Europe this season is coming to a thunderous end and could be all over come Sunday evening. Leaders Atletico are at home to mid table Osasuna, Real Madrid are two points behind as they take the trip to Athletic Bilbao, and Barcelona are four points back and simply must win when they welcome Celta de Vigo to Camp Nou to keep their slim hopes...

Premier league on TV rights deal: "positive impact on the wider industry"

Premier League agree to renew television deal with broadcasters for another three years By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published on Thursday 13 May 2021 After successfully receiving government approval, the Premier League has agreed to continue its existing TV rights deal with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport until 2025. It has been widely received as a good move from the Premier League, the UK government and the broadcasters in question, which should have broadly positive effects on the clubs in the league, those lower down the pyramid and football fans. Included in the new deal is a...

How to watch Granada vs Real Madrid: Live Stream & Preview

Los Blancos must win when they travel to mid table Granada if they want to stay in the La Liga title race By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published on Thursday 13 May 2021 Granada will be looking to pull off a second big upset in two weeks when they welcome third place Real Madrid to the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes on Thursday night. Since they beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Camp Nou, they've lost to Cadiz and Real Betis but their journey to the Europa League quarter finals showed they know how to turn it on for the big...

BT Sport schedule talks over proposed sale of TV rights

Telecomms giant BT opens discussions ahead of possible sale of sports wing including Premier League and Champions League match rights By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published on Wednesday 12 May 2021 BT Group PLC are looking to adapt their stake in sports rights. It is unclear yet as to whether they will sell everything, look to partner up with another provider or only sell off some of their sports properties. As the British internet provider looks to switch focus to improving their broadband services, they’re entering into talks about how to offload some of their deal which could include live Premier League and...

How to watch Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad in the UK: Preview & Live Stream

El Cholo and his team can go four points clear at the top of La Liga with a victory over Sociedad By Craig Humpage Editor-in-Chief, Sporticos Published: Wednesday 12 May 2021 Atletico Madrid will be desperate to capitalise on Barcelona's latest slip up when they welcome fifth place Real Sociedad to the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night. After their rivals drew with Levante, Diego Simeone's men have the opportunity to move four points clear of them and five clear of reigning champions Real Madrid. Sociedad themselves are somewhat comfortable in the Europa League places and unable to reach the top...