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Why Alexander Isak will change the fortunes of 4 big teams
When Borussia Dortmund broke the Swedish league record to prise a 17-year-old Alexander Isak away from AIK for €9 million after just 24 games, there were some cringing at yet another kid being ...
06-04-2020 21:22
German champions take first steps back after lay-off
Bayern Munich are one of several Bundesliga clubs to return to training for the first time since competitive football was suspended following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.  
06-04-2020 17:02
Our XI with limited to one player per club...
With the Premier League today reaffirming their indefinite end of season date, now is as good a time as any to look back at 2019/20 and pick our best eleven, but with the caveat of just one player ...
04-04-2020 23:26
Premier League advances payments to lower leagues
Following a meeting between the Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers’ Association yesterday, the top flight unanimously decided to advance funds of £125 million to the ...
04-04-2020 15:28
A Playmaker XI for 2019/20 limited to one player per club...
The EFL confirmed yesterday that all leagues will be postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic as fans wait to see how, and when, the season will finally end.  
04-04-2020 10:36
Take on this cranial conundrum to ease quarantine
Playmaker's Friday Quiz is back in the game and ready to test your knowledge to the limit - this week's teaser turning its attentions to European glory. 
03-04-2020 19:07
A 2019/20 XI from the third tier...with a twist
There is no end in sight to the suspension. With the Belgium Pro League becoming the first European top-flight to award its title early, we may not see football on our screens for another few months....
03-04-2020 11:50
Who we want covered after Sunderland, and why...
As the new series of football documentary ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ hit the internet on Wednesday, people have been gripped once again by the most successful attempt at following a ...
02-04-2020 20:24
UCL, EL and internationals all postponed due to coronavirus
As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, all Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended "until further notice" by UEFA.  
01-04-2020 18:57
Number of Cherries' staff on furlough amid Covid-19 crisis
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has taken a voluntary pay cut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic - the first Premier League boss to take such steps.   
01-04-2020 18:27
OUR NOSTALGIC LOOK AT THE GREATEST XIS TO PLAY THE GAME
The summer of 2011 was a pivotal one for French football. It was the year that Paris Saint-Germain, the perennial underachievers from the capital, were taken over by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) ...
31-03-2020 23:02
Counting down our top 10 choices...
The last decade provided so many fantastic memories for all football fans. Playmaker went through all seasons and collected 10 moments that will ever live in our memory.
30-03-2020 21:24
World Cup-style solution given government backing
The Premier League are heading towards a ‘behind closed doors’ tournament in June and July with players based in isolation camps as an attempt to finish the remaining nine matchdays.
30-03-2020 13:16
Cast an eye over this exciting XI from the fourth tier...
With football suspended across the world, Playmaker puts together a League Two 'Team of the Season' based on the action so far. For this list there is one rule, only one player per club ...
30-03-2020 07:45
The best & worst conversion rates outside the box in the 92
The days of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard pumping in 40-yard winners on a regular basis seem so long ago that fans all around are left questioning if long range specialists still exist.
28-03-2020 16:24
Coronavirus ends all divisions below National Leagues
The FA today announced all domestic football seasons below the National League North & South will be cancelled with immediate effect due to coronavirus disruption.
26-03-2020 16:13
Playmaker draws statistical inspiration from the season so far...
We hope you haven't flung in the towel after Round One of Playmaker's 2019/20 Yearbook last time out, as we've a steady supply of scintillating stats lined up for our September-October ...
26-03-2020 12:58
An outward look at other sports for improvements
The world’s biggest sport can often be a little self-obsessed. But just being a world leader doesn’t always guarantee continued success. Take VAR for instance, while other sports have ...
25-03-2020 00:00
Champions League & Europa schedules no longer feasible
With the original schedule of the Champions League and Europa League quarter finals onwards now deemed impossible, governing body UEFA are searching for creative solutions.
24-03-2020 16:00
Playmaker draws statistical inspiration from the season so far...
With extra time (of a strange and unwanted sort) on our hands, Playmaker has decided to produce a series of in-depth articles that divide the 2019/20 season into stat-friendly installments......
24-03-2020 14:11