Tactic Analysis – Is the Classic Number 10 Dead?

The midfield is the most important cog in a successful team, linking the play from the defence to the attack and a spanner thrown into the works in the form of an unbalanced or poor midfield, can prove detrimental to a club’s performance and ultimately, their success. There are various roles that can be played…

Raheem Sterling – Is He Really Worth £49 Million?

After one of the most prolonged and tedious transfer sagas in recent British footballing history, it is finally over and been put to bed. With the player getting his way. Shocker. In arguably the biggest transfer of the summer transfer window so far, Raheem Sterling has moved from Merseyside outfit Liverpool to Manchester City in a…

Player Focus – Matteo Darmian

Giorgio Chellini. Alessandro Nesta. Paolo Maldini. Some of the world’s greatest defenders have been from the beautiful country of Italia. The Italians are renowned for being great defenders as well as having attacking flair, but are classy defenders, not ones to make many rash challenges and good on the ball. Manchester United have recently recruited…

Steve McClaren: The Epitome of English Mediocrity

Steve McClaren. The Wally with a brolly. There have been a lot of great Englishmen in football such as Brian Clough who won two back to back European trophies and three European titles with Nottingham Forest to Sir Bobby Robson, the man who put the initial building blocks at both Newcastle United and Barcelona as well…

Player Comparison: Aaron Cresswell and Kieran Gibbs

Fullback. Quite an awkward position for a player to become, the sort of position that seems there just to fill numbers. It isn’t the most glamorous of positions, Jamie Carragher once described a fullback as either a failed centreback, or a failed winger on Monday Night Football, in the presence of one of England’s best…

Player Focus – Memphis Depay

The Eredivisie has gifted Europe with some of the greatest talents we’ve ever seen like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Suarez and Arjen Robben, who’ve all excelled on the biggest stages in continental football since leaving the little land of Holland. But one criticism the Dutch league has come under in recent years as well as the obvious…

BPL Ins and Outs That Should Happen This Summer – 2015

I would just like to say I’m sorry for the inactivity on the blog for the past 10 months or so and I should be back to writing more regularly. 🙂 The 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season has finished and we’re currently in the awkward phase where our Saturdays and Sundays are empty and your life…

David Moyes: Should He Have Been Sacked?

He’s gone. The Chosen One. After 10 months in charge of the most successful club in England taking after Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes has been released from his duties as manager. Now a lot of Manchester United fans are thanking the heavens that the Scot has been sacked but I for one am outraged…

Player Focus – Christian Eriksen

Eriksen. For me, the bargain of the season. For as much as Tottenham have had a very up and down season, one constant that has remained is the talent that is Christian Eriksen. He has been without a doubt, the best summer buy that Andre Villas-Boas had brought in since Gareth Bale’s departure and although he…