Seven things to remember in January

The transfer window reopens on Jan. 1 and to judge by what we’re hearing from clubs and agents, the twin forces of COVID-19 and bad contracts will dominate. The former because the global pandemic has left clubs short of immediate cash (zero or few spectators in the stands, rebates on TV money) and mid-term revenue […]

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Arsenal, Arteta need to focus on results, not stats; Bayern get lucky; Barca in limbo; Messi ties Pele

In the final weekend before Christmas, there was a lot happening in the soccer world. Bayern Munich left it late to defeat their latest rival for the Bundesliga title, Bayer Leverkusen. Barcelona dropped more points, but Lionel Messi got even closer to yet another record. There were big wins for Real Madrid, Manchester United, Leicester […]

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Real Madrid crisis over, Man United vs. Man City a snooze, Liverpool and Bayern look tired, Barca need work

It was another wild weekend in soccer as Real Madrid shrugged off “crisis” talk to beat Atletico in the derby, the top three in England (Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea) all dropped points, Bayern’s flaws are proving hard to paper over and Dortmund responded to a humiliating defeat by firing manager Lucien Favre. The Manchester derby was […]

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