The Story of Brain Clough

Despite all of his success, Brian Clough splits opinion. Some football fans love him, others despise him but what is his story? On 21st March 1935 Brain Howard Clough was born in Middlesbrough. He was born in his childhood home, 11 Valley Road, Grove Hill and was the sixth of nine children. He remembered his […]

Are Man United’s Finances Feeling the Ramifications of Their on The Pitch Struggles?

In May 2018 Ed Woodward said, “Playing performance doesn’t really have a meaningful impact on what we can do on the commercial side of the business.” But how correct is the Man United vice chairman? Football clubs generate income from three sources: matchday, commercial and broadcasting. In 2018/19 the Red Devils, they generated £111 million […]

How Hojberg’s Arrival Has Helped Ndombele

In August 2020, Pierre-Emile Hojberg joined Tottenham from Southampton. The deal has been valued at £15 million but it also saw Kyle Walker-Pieters go the other way for £12 million. Since making the switch, Hojberg has made four appearances for the Lily Whites. Although his performances haven’t been headline grabbing, they have helped Tottenham’s most […]

The England Squad

With upcoming international matches against Wales (friendly) and Belgium (Nations League), Gareth Southgate has named his 30-man squad. In full, the squad: Dean Henderson (gk) Jordan Pickford (gk) Nick Pope (gk) Trent Alexander-Arnold Ben Chilwell Conor Coady Eric Dier Joe Gomez Michael Keane Harry Maguire Ainsley Maintland-Niles Tyrone Mings Bukayo Saka Kieran Trippier Kyle Walker […]

What Will Ronald Koeman Bring To Barcelona?

When working with the Netherlands, he had similar talent to that he will inherit at Barcelona. Ronald Koeman started using a 4-3-3 that was often open and attacking before his switch to three centre backs against front threes. More so than any of his previous sides, his Dutch side emphasised the traditions valued at the […]

Do Defences Win Leagues?

Sir Alex Ferguson famously said, “attack wins you games, but defence wins you titles”. This worked in the first season of the Premier League as Man United won the league conceding nine fewer than anyone else, but they were outscored by Blackburn Rovers. A more recent case would be Liverpool signing Virgil Van Dijk and […]

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