Why Is Everyone Playing Three At The Back Now?

this article is formatted for desktop & is a total mess on tablet/phone. sorry The three-man backline hasn’t returned because it never truly went away. Always in use by one team or another, always an option in emergency. Instead, what it has done, is return to prominence at the top; with the Premier League providing... Continue Reading →

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Mousa Dembele: Absolute Control

Mousa Dembele doesn’t score goals. Doesn’t assist. He’s not especially adept at shielding a defence as a lone defensive midfielder and he rarely passes the ball more than 10 yards, through a defence or off the ground. Yet while serving suspension at the beginning of the 16/17 Premier League season Mauricio Pochettino declared, if with... Continue Reading →

Paul Clement’s Swansea

article originally published 03/2017 Positivity around National Team Head Coach Gareth Southgate is slowly rising and Eddie Howe remains a well touted young manager for the rise of his ball playing Bournemouth side. But one of England’s top coaching prospects has, despite 20 years top level coaching experience, largely flown under the radar. Until now.... Continue Reading →

Wembley Hotspur v Chelsea Preview

Last season’s Champions and Runners-Up go head-to-head in the first Top 6 clash of the season and it’s easy spot the similarities between the two sides. Squads Both boost outstanding first choice XIs that carried them to last year’s respective finishes and both have also failed to address squad depth issues in time for the... Continue Reading →

Preview: Tottenham v Wembley

Spurs’ “Wembley woes” this season gone, have got fans worried about spending an entire year (or even two if the project is delayed) at the nation's home ground.  It’s easy to question conclusions drawn from such a small sample and easier still to look into those game and spin the angle. A group stage played... Continue Reading →

16/17 End of Season Q&A

I was surprised by both the quantity and quality of questions I received on a single tweet I only bumped once. Maybe that's because this is a one-off but if it isn't then maybe this can become a slightly more regular thing. Sorry if your question hasn't made it. I'll try to tweet replies to... Continue Reading →

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