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 …

Players to watch out for in 2019/20

5 – Mason Greenwood, 17-years-old: The highly hyped teenager is only 17 years old, the same age Mbappé was in his breakout season. Solskjær is willing to put faith in the youth and Greenwood has impressed in his minutes. Mason made an appearance in the first game of the season v Chelsea but with a …

The History of Marcelo Bielsa

Rosario is mostly known for industrial and agricultural reasons and exports but it is also home to two major football clubs, Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys. Rosario is the hometown to modern football icons such as Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María and Mauro Icardi but even Messi has a challenger for Rosario’s most significant …

Teams with a point to prove

5 – Bayern Munich: It has been the transitional summer Bayern have needed for a few years. Rafinha, Robben and Ribery have been released, James Rodríguez’s loan has expired and Neuer coming off an awful this, the 2019 summer window is pivotal for Niko Kovač. During 2018/19, Bayern’s defence was incredible but Neuer really struggled …

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