Relegation Battle Heats Up - QPR 2-0 Burnley

Relegation Battle Heats Up - QPR 2-0 Burnley

The 2014/15 relegation battle took another twist on Saturday as two relegation favourites went head-to-head in a must-win match for both teams. Star men Danny Ings and Charlie Austin both made their professional debut on 6th October 2009 and find themselves as their respective team's top goal scorer in the Premier League 5 years on, as the Clarets travelled to Loftus Road. Both were looking to find the vital goals that would lift their team out of the relegation zone …
How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

Football fanatics, people who truly understand football, know that by trying to copy the Barcelona or Spain model you are unlikely to succeed or even be on a path conducive to long term development. However, Barcelona’s philosophy (possession-based control) is something that clubs can and do strive towards. This article will attempt to detail just how Premier League teams currently build upon their possession-based philosophy through tactical solutions. For the purposes of trying to find general principles, this article will …
Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

An analysis of every Premier League goal and assist of 2011/12 | Tactics

An analysis of every Premier League goal and assist of 2011/12 | Tactics

The following analysis is simply to illustrate exactly where goals were scored from on the pitch and where each and every assist came from during the 2011/12 English Premier League season. The conclusions that can be drawn from the following are useful during the decision making stages of tactical strategies. How compact should a defence be? How deep should a team 'park the bus'? How should a team treat spaces in and around the box? .... There is a consistency …
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 …
Swansea City - A lovely, lovely team | Stats comparison to EPL Top 6

Swansea City - A lovely, lovely team | Stats comparison to EPL Top 6

“Everyone knows the style of football Swansea play and it suits my way of thinking" Michael Laudrup
Much has been written recently about Michael Laudrup and Swansea City since his appointment as manager of the Welsh side. Perhaps amidst the media bubble that has developed following Laudrup’s appointment, there should be closer scrutiny of how Swansea will perform this year. How can the side develop the short passing game that has been their trademark for a number of …
What would an Andre Villas Boas Tottenham Hotspur look like?

What would an Andre Villas Boas Tottenham Hotspur look like?

With the high probability of Andre Villas Boas becoming the new Tottenham Hotspur manager in the near future, so much so that mybet bonus code were not giving punters much in the way of a return. TPiMBW has taken an objective step back from his recent Chelsea venture to analyse just how Andre Villas Boas proposes that his teams play their football. English Premier League fans may be aware that he possesses facial hair styled to perfection and presents himself as the …