Newcastle’s potential takeover

Mike Ashley’s reign On 23rd of May 2007, Mike Ashley bought a 41.6% share of Newcastle United for £55,342,223, this equated to £1 per share. By the 15th of June the same year, Mike Ashley’s stake had increased to 77.06% of the Magpies but by July he owned 100% of the club. Mike Ashley payed […]

Players who have revived their career this season

Radja Nainggolan Famous for his Team of the Season cards on FIFA a few years ago, Nainggolan has quietly been getting back to his best following a return to Cagliari. Radja, an all action midfielder possesses some attacking flair and has even started to change people’s opinions of him as a player with a bad […]

How Leicester should replace James Maddison

For the last year, there have been rumours about Man United being interested in James Maddison. Transfermarkt value the English playmaker at £43.2 million however, it has been reported Leicester would ask for anything in excess of £100 million. If they do get their asking price for the former Coventry midfielder, how should they spend […]

Why do clubs have warm weather training camps?

In the first two months of 2019, Liverpool went on two warm weather training camps. They went to Dubai for four days in January and in February they spent a few days in Marbella, these weren’t holidays. After their return from Dubai, Liverpool had two consecutive draws which included at home to Leicester which was […]

The North London Derby

Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham, this game had it all. It started with team selection, many questioned Pochettino’s use of the diamond in midfield and Davinson Sánchez at right back. However, Emery also got questioned for his team selection as Xhaka started and Ceballos was left on the bench and despite starting three defensive midfielders, Arsenal’s defence […]

Pep Guardiola and El Rondo

“The intention is not to move the ball. Rather is it to move the opposition” Pep once said. The former Barcelona coach is synonymous with dominating games by dominating the ball. However, this is not something his team pick up straight away. It takes constant work in training along with high levels of concentration and […]

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea tactics

The club icon’s tenure at Chelsea has started interestingly with his return to Stamford Bridge not being how he would have dreamt of. In preseason there were plenty of goals both scored and conceded. Lampard prefers a 4-2-3-1 which he has tried to implement but at times has had to revert to a 4-3-3 similar […]

How to replace club legends

César Azpilicueta: The Spanish defender turns 30 on the 28th of August and is starting to age out as more is demanded from full backs. Azpi has been a consistent performer for the Blues since joining from Marseille in the summer of 2012. Apart from being strong defensively, it’s difficult to see what he is […]

Newcastle’s tactics 2018/19

Rafael Benítez is a well respected and very successful coach as backed up by his record at Valencia, Liverpool and his short stint at Chelsea. However, it was his time at Newcastle that was arguably his most difficult test so far. After being unable to save the Magpies from relegation in 2015/16, he guided them […]

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