Tactic Analysis – Pep Guardiola and Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has come to Manchester and Manchester welcomed him with open arms. Well the blue side anyway. The red side of Manchester watched with gritted teeth as the Spaniard was confirmed as the successor to Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager in January as his contract ran down at Bayern Munich. This was met with…

Euro 2016 Groups: Breakdown

  The European Championships are mere weeks away and as all the cup finals drew to a close all the attention is now diverted to France. The Euros promises everything us football fanatics are craving; entertainment, drama, wonderful play and of course goals that we will be talking for years.The groups for the Euros have been…

Team Focus – Aston Villa: What Next?

Aston Villa. A name synonymous with the Premier League. The first team in the world of football which wore the famous claret and blue colours and are rich in history in both England and the continental stage as well as being part of the elite group of teams that have never been relegated from the Premier League which…

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…

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…

Champions League Semi-Final – Preview

Today the draw for the Champions League and my word is it mouth-watering. With each team having their own incentive to win the most prized trophy in European football, expect some good matches and plenty of drama. With two of the last Champions League winners from the last 3 years, we could potentially see a…

Player Focus – Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba. The man who got away. When the Frenchman was sold to Juventus in the summer of 2012, it was met with mixed responses by fans as some saw it a good move for United, shifting what seemed like then dead weight but some saw it as something that would be later regretted by…

Player Comparison: Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna

Arguably the best Right-backs in the Premier League, the Frenchman and Argentine are often compared and have gotten into quite a few rifts on the pitch due to their ‘never back down’ mentality which contributes to their respective teams massively. Sagna and Zabaleta are both fan favourites and with good reason. Both Sagna and Zabaleta…

Tactic Analysis – 4-2-3-1 and Arsene Wenger

Formations and tactics are vital in the game of football and some managers success are down to the formations they play and adapt to the club they’re at, more so than even the players he has at his disposal. Whether it’s Barcelona’s revolutionary 4-3-3 under Pep Guardiola or Juventus’ 3-5-2 that they are currently running and are…

2014 World Cup Groups: Breakdown

The biggest footballing event is just around the corner and I can’t wait. The World cup and it promises everything us football fanatics are craving; entertainment, drama, wonderful play and of course goals that we will be talking for years. Recently the world cup draw was made for the group stages and my lord are…