Month: October 2017

Norbert the lights are shining

Jurgen Norbert Klopp…Norbert. For the duration of this article we will address Mr Klopp as Norbert. The lights are shining too bright to read any of his other names. Norbert took over the Liverpool job in October 2015, roughly 3 seasons ago now. In that time his win record stands at 41 games out of…

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111 – Football Blitter

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110 – Yaka, Baka, Laca

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Giggs-eh

109 goals in 632 premier league appearances, Guess who ? You would be forgiven if you guessed Yaya Sanogo, or Bosko Balaban (One for Danny Rose to google). Alas you would be wrong. These are the stats of Manchester United ‘legend’ Ryan Giggs. In his career he only scored 109 goals in 46,433 minutes of…

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ARSENE WENGER: WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE

Arsenal have started their meltdown to the season much earlier than expected. The #WengerOut brigade are in full voice, calling for Arsene Wenger and Stan Kroenke to leave the club. Such noise usually comes around March where the team makes the scheduled downward spiral into mediocrity. The environment around the Emirates is ominous at best…

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Live For The Moment

“Am I happy or in misery” ? Jimi Hendrix got it right, the life of a football fan for the most part is a weekly swap between joy, pain, misery and apathy depending on your team of course. Not to mention the ridiculous pre season optimism that convinces us our team could win the league…

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109 – Stern John

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The Ball Playing Defender

Each manager has a different identity, a philosophy from which they do not often stray. One that comes to mind is undoubtedly Jose Mourinho’s pragmatism prioritising ‘not losing’ over everything. That is not to say his teams play unwatchable football, but perspective is a powerful thing in football and Mourinho cannot stand failure. It goes…

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How did I end up here ?

On the face of it, Gareth Southgate becoming England manager does not seem very remarkable or an awe-inspiring tale at all. After a playing career spanning three teams, he graduated to the role of manager of Middleborough after his retirement. Relegation and the sack followed 18 months later. From there he kept a low profile…

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108 – PnP

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Chelsea’s Transfer Market – A Review

  The august 31st deadline has come and gone, the premier league has again broken its transfer spend record with a combined 1.4 Billion spent.  Chelsea came into the summer in a strong position having just been crowned champions, excitement was high among fans as ex-Chelsea man Ruud Gullit, went on record proclaiming whispers of…

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Is Harry Kane Worldclass ?

Why it doesn’t matter if you think Harry Kane is World Class or not…   Harry Kane is in a rich vein of form and seems to have been for the last three years. Having shaken off the “one season wonder” tag, there are now increasingly louder voices calling for him to be considered “world…

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Chelsea V Manchester City

6 games into the 2017/18 season Antonio Conte’s Chelsea faced off against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side. Chelsea came into the game as favourites after a dominating European performance away at the Wanda Metropolitano, whilst City were 14 games unbeaten in the league since none other than Chelsea inflicted defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier in…

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The Regista

“The Regista is a more aggressive version of the deep-lying playmaker, suitable for possession oriented systems that press high up the pitch.” Football manager describes the ‘regista’ as a specialised position perfect for teams that like to dominate possession and require a player to facilitate the recovery and recycling of possession. As mentioned before the…

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