Would Dani Alves be a Good Signing for Manchester City?

Would Dani Alves be a Good Signing for Manchester City?

Manchester City could be set to make one of the best transfers of the summer as they close in on Dani Alves. Goal report that they are closing in on the Brazilian and he could become the first of four full-back additions that the club make this summer. Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker are main targets for Pep Guardiola, but they are struggling to agree on fees for either, which has led to the acceleration of the deal for the …
Analysing Hector Bellerin - is he developing into a world class right back?

Analysing Hector Bellerin - is he developing into a world class right back?

His rise to become the first choice right-back at Arsenal was due to a combination of talent and luck, but he has now established himself as one of the first names on the team-sheet. There have been continued links with a return to Barcelona and the Catalan club were expected to make a move during the summer after the departure of Dani Alves. However, Bellerin has remained at the Emirates Stadium and he will be hoping to continue developing at …
January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

It has come again, The January transfer window. The time of the year full of speculations, rumours, false reports, great expectations, surprises and large sums of money spent by football clubs all over the world. Although not as popular among managers and clubs as the summer window, it represents an opportunity for clubs to address long term injuries suffered by key players and to strengthen the squad if any weaknesses come to the surface in the first half of the …
FIFA World XI: Which Premier League Stars Could Make the Cut?

FIFA World XI: Which Premier League Stars Could Make the Cut?

12 Premier League stars are among the nominees for the FIFA World XI of the year 2014. But which ones could realistically get the honour of being one of the 11 players standing on the stage in Zurich at the FIFA Gala event on January 12th? The Premier League nominees are: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Angel di Maria (Manchester United), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Yaya …
Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

There are less than two weeks before the start of the new season and Arsenal are yet to make the big signing their fans have been waiting for. As the Suarez saga rages on, Arsenal have only signed forward Yaya Sanago from French club Auxerre on a free transfer. Sanago made his debut at the weekend in the Emirates Cup, which was won by Galatasaray. Arsenal’s pre-season had been going well, swotting teams aside on their Asian tour. On Saturday …
Systems Football: 'Defence' Part III – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

Systems Football: 'Defence' Part III – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

Introduction: the foundations (part 3/5) – Defence
This is a five-part series of articles that aims to introduce football coaches and fanatics to basic concepts in a systems football approach (such as tiki-taka). The systems approach to football is founded upon a system of complexity and unity.
Part three of this series promised an illustrative insight into the defensive components that make up a successful systems football approach. In truth, each part of this series of articles are overlapping and …