General Articles

Articles

What does a central midfielder do in 2010?

July 30, 2010
What does a central midfielder do in 2010?

It’s this year’s must-have for any side looking to finish near the top of the Premier League: a player who prompts the question, ‘What does he do?’
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in General Articles, Graphs | 153 Comments »

Inter v Bayern: Champions League final preview

May 21, 2010
Inter v Bayern: Champions League final preview

This is what the Champions League is all about: England’s best side against Spain’s best side in last season’s final in Rome, Italy’s best side against Germany’s best side this season in Madrid. This is an intriguing match-up between two sides who have underachieved in Europe in recent years, and between two of the...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in General Articles | 65 Comments »

Fulham v Atletico Madrid: tactical preview

May 12, 2010
Fulham v Atletico Madrid: tactical preview

The tactical craze of the 2009/10 season has been deploying inverted wingers (that is, the opposite side to which their strongest foot would generally dictate), so it’s fitting that we have a European final that showcases two sides who take this approach to wing play.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in General Articles | 21 Comments »

What has Steve McClaren been doing right?

May 5, 2010
What has Steve McClaren been doing right?

Steve McClaren has done it. P34 W27 D5 L2, and top of the league for all but six weeks of the campaign, he has won the Eredivisie title for the first time in the history of FC Twente.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in General Articles | 37 Comments »

Barcelona v Inter: tactical preview

April 28, 2010
Barcelona v Inter: tactical preview

Inter take a 3-1 first leg lead to the Nou Camp to play Barcelona, in a fixture that finished 2-0 to Barca in group stage back in November. A repeat scoreline would send Barcelona through on the away goals rule, but here’s a statistic to blow your mind: in the history of the UEFA...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in General Articles | 64 Comments »