Seven Game-Changers Who Could Make A Difference In The Final Stretch - Part 1

Seven Game-Changers Who Could Make A Difference In The Final Stretch - Part 1

The Premier League is drawing to a close - and although this season has, much to the dismay of the neutrals, been less about the drama and uncertainty at the very top end of the table unlike last campaign, it has had its clutch moments of its own as the ensemble of superstar managers have all made a mark - some indelible, while others not so much, at various stages in the last seven months. As the final international break …
How can Tottenham cope with Harry Kane's injury?

How can Tottenham cope with Harry Kane's injury?

1st Paragraph: Although Tottenham managed to qualify for the semi-final of the FA Cup on Sunday, a feeling of apprehension filled White Hart Lane only minutes into the game as Harry Kane was brought off with an injury. The England international has been in excellent form in 2017 and is seen as the most important player in this Spurs team, and for good reason too. The Tottenham hitman is a natural goalscorer and he has fired in plenty of important …
Liverpool: Winning Ugly - why it's not such a bad thing

Liverpool: Winning Ugly - why it's not such a bad thing

Winning Ugly is a term that has been around the game of football forever. In modern history, it is usually associated with tactics employed by the likes of Jose Mourinho or Sam Allardyce.  Some clubs like West Brom and previously Stoke under Tony Pulis build their whole style of play on this abstract "footballing philosophy" Its basically a style of play devoid of any real aesthetic appeal, but one that is pretty effective [at times]. Get-the-ball-into-the-net-how-ever-you-can-and-defend-with-your-lives is the foundation principle. A …
Philippe Coutinho – Not As Bad As He is Being Made Out To Be

Philippe Coutinho – Not As Bad As He is Being Made Out To Be

Jurgen Klopp termed his side’s win against Burnley on Sunday as “the first ugly victory” of the season. Liverpool had barely scraped past the worst traveling side in the league with two fairly lucky goals and all Liverpool fans were just thankful for the three points. Indeed, if you followed the match only on social media, you may be forgiven for believing that Liverpool had actually lost against another bottom half-side. Such was the gloomy conversation in social media. Much …
Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

When Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri some weeks ago, the attention of the millions across the world had shifted to the Foxes, who were floundering in the relegation zone at that time. The decision to bring the axe down on someone who won them the Premier League, achieving what has gone down as the greatest achievement in sports history, seemed contentious and attracted varying reactions from everyone even remotely associated with the game. Amidst all the struggles that Leicester were facing …
Klopp's Liverpool will not win the title anytime soon

Klopp's Liverpool will not win the title anytime soon

In a fortnight during which rumblings of dressing room and fan unrest have appeared in the media, it could seem that Klopp-mania has well and truly come to an end at Liverpool. While there might be a grain of truth to the stories supposedly coming out of the dressing room, and I believe that to be a good thing (more on that later), the latest story about fan unrest concocted on the basis of some graffiti sprayed on a couple …
Xabi Alonso - These Boots were made for Passing

Xabi Alonso - These Boots were made for Passing

"The Pass Master." Not just a mere title, Xabi Alonso is the personification of perfection when it came to passing. In a time before stats made a player, his superb ability on the ball was mind-blowing. Accurate passing truly defined him. His time at Liverpool had passed a long while ago, yet he is remembered as if he had never left. Some are saying that even now, in the twilight of his career, there is no one in central midfield currently …
It is Time For Marcus Rashford To Emulate and Evolve Under Mourinho

It is Time For Marcus Rashford To Emulate and Evolve Under Mourinho

With the news of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's three-match domestic ban confirmed at the time of writing, and Manchester United, as a consequence, facing the prospect of playing competitive football matches without their talisman and top scorer, there is some suspicion among Reds as to whether Jose Mourinho's side can carry their reasonably strong run of form since early November, on to the coming weeks. The 35-year old, will as a result of the ban, not only miss United's FA Cup outing …
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