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Articles by Robert O'Connor

18 September 2018
Plenty of the continent's most powerful sides have gone down against the odds, writes Robert O'Connor
Fifteen years ago, Bayer Leverkusen were on for a historic treble. In the space of a handful of matches, it all fell apart - and the team never recovered
Riyad Mahrez
30 May 2017
Leicester's tricky wideman has admitted his time is up at the King Power Stadium. But history shows things don't always turn out so well...
Dimitri Payet, West Ham
16 January 2017
Dimitri Payet may be desperate for a way out of West Ham, but Robert O'Connor has picked out a clutch of clubs who thrived without their key man
28 July 2016
The 22-year-old is one of Holland’s brightest young talents, and has reportedly caught the attentions of Jurgen Klopp. Here's what you need to know
Arsene Wenger
25 July 2016
The Premier League has been infiltrated by super-gaffers over the summer, so where does that leave its veteran? Robert O'Connor explains how the Frenchman can keep up with the new kids on the block
23 May 2016
Rob O'Connor lists the five players finding their name on a few shortlists this summer
18 May 2016
UEFA Cup finalists against Liverpool 15 years ago, they’re only just making their way back into La Liga again after years yo-yoing in the lower-league wilderness. Robert O'Connor explains what happened…
21 April 2016
Leicester could be without Jamie Vardy for longer than his initial one-game ban – but at what price? Robert O'Connor uncovers a handful of dismissals that had big implications...
20 April 2016
There’s not much going right for the Gunners of late, but Arsene Wenger’s January capture from Basel is a rare bright spot, writes Robert O’Connor...