Tim Sherwood | Obvious Choice or Uninspired Appointment?

Tim Sherwood | Obvious Choice or Uninspired Appointment?

Since being sacked by Tottenham, Tim Sherwood has been linked with every available job the Premier League could offer. He was apparently a front runner for the West Brom job, bookies favourite for the QPR post, before the media got it spot on and he was appointed as Paul Lambert’s replacement at Aston Villa. The outspoken coach has been eager to return to the pressure cooker of the Premier League and prove his credentials as a top English manager and …
Manager of the Year Contenders | Rodgers, Pulis, Bruce & Martinez

Manager of the Year Contenders | Rodgers, Pulis, Bruce & Martinez

As the season comes to an end, the thoughts of some within football will now turn to who has been the Manager of the Year this season. With Luis Suarez clearly being the best player, the consensus on the best manager has not been as clear cut with a number of candidates have a strong argument to the award. This article looks at the prospective candidates and why they will be in with a chance of winning. Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool) …
EPL Manager Index Week 7 | Pochettino goes top, Wenger 2nd & Mourinho 3rd

EPL Manager Index Week 7 | Pochettino goes top, Wenger 2nd & Mourinho 3rd

[sws_blue_box box_size="575"] Editors Note: You may want to read the first ever EPL Manager Index article to be able to understand how the author is scoring each manager on a weekly basis: EPL Manager Index Introduction [/sws_blue_box] I think the Premier League managers are getting into this now..... Week 7 of the EPL Manager Impact Index delivered 265 points worth of manager impacts, the second highest so far (and that's with a manager short, although the next MII will include Gus …
Everton hire Roberto Martinez | Career Managerial Stats

Everton hire Roberto Martinez | Career Managerial Stats

What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

Both West Brom and Southampton possess teams that are full of underrated or unheralded players. I have identified both as teams with criminally underrated players in the central midfield areas: Yacob and Mulumbu for West Brom; Cork and defensive stalwart Morgan Schneiderlin for Southampton. Within football circles all four players have impressed and we could well be seeing any one of these four make a transfer to big club this summer. But which of the two teams boasts the ‘best underrated …
Reading sack manager Brian McDermott | Stats

Reading sack manager Brian McDermott | Stats

Premier League strugglers Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott after a disappointing home defeat to Aston Villa. Losing last weekend at the Madejski Stadium to Villa marked the 4th defeat in a row in the Premier League and has left the Royals 4 points adrift of safety. It would seem the powers that be within the club have decided enough was enough and a major clear out needed; starting with the man in charge. A short statement has been released on …
The footballing philosophy of the 2012/13 Sir Alex Ferguson | Man Utd Tactics

The footballing philosophy of the 2012/13 Sir Alex Ferguson | Man Utd Tactics

[quote]"The diamond is seen as a little revolutionary because it goes against our history, but the level of the game in England and Europe is so high now that making yourself unpredictable is a strength. Teams will now have to think about whether we will play with two wide players or in the diamond because we have the players who are capable of doing both things. Players like Shinji Kagawa and Tom Cleverley can play very well in the diamond, while …
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