Dave Hendrick

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 9

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 9

The international break swept through the football calendar like a tornado and in it's path left a trail of destruction. Between injuries and positive Covid-19 tests there was a massive group of players who were perfectly healthy the last time their clubs saw them who returned unable to play in at least one game, and in some cases unable to play again this season. What the logic was in forcing players to play so many games in a short space …
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Matchweek 8

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Matchweek 8

We've reached the second international break of the season, and we can now pause and reflect on what we've seen so far in the 20/21 Premier League season. It's all been a bit mental. It's hard to decide whether Southampton being fourth or Sheffield United and Burnley being the bottom two is more surprising. It's impossibly to figure out what was the most surprising result of the season thus far. Everyone has at least one loss, zero teams have a …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 7

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 7

Another week in the books, a whole bunch to talk about. Let's not waste words, let's just jump right into The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Matchweek Seven. The Good Mikel Arteta, a man with a plan. Often when a young, unproven manager takes their first big job they will speak of their philosophy. Of their intentions to play possession based, attacking football. Of wanting to build from the back. And then as soon as they have a …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 6

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 6

Another week, another big VAR controversy involving Liverpool, another Everton red card and lots more talking points to boot. This Premier League season is easily the most unpredictable in recent years and while this weekend didn't produce any outlandish results, such as the league Champions getting beaten 7-2, Manchester City losing 5-1 or their neighbours United shipping 6 at home, it still through up some surprises. The only two teams in the league who went into the weekend unbeaten both …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 5

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 5

Another week of Premier League football is in the books, and controversy reigned supreme this time around. The Merseyside Derby, always a pretty heated affair, contained a number of flashpoints that caused social media to explode. Elsewhere Manchester United got back to winning ways, whilst Newcastle and Crystal Palace managed to turn in a couple of the least ambitious performances you will see all season. With all that in mind, here's the good, the bad and ugly of matchweek five. …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 4

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 4

Is this the craziest start to a Premier League season that we've ever seen? Is there any way to correctly predict results? Teams can look great one week, and then abysmal the next. No matter what game you watch this season, you're pretty much guaranteed excitement and goals. The lack of fans is taking a lot of pressure off players and we're seeing them try things they might not normally attempt if there were fans in the stands. With the …

"Big 6" Youngsters in Need of a Loan This Summer.

The end of the transfer window is drawing close and some teams are scrambling to get deals done. Fans of all Premier League clubs will be hoping for their team to do something more between now and 5pm on Monday, regardless of what they've done already. There's something intoxicating about a deadline day signing, regardless of what age you are and who you support. The Premier League is very much an arms race. The "Big 6" compete against each other …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 3

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 3

Another week in the books, a whole lot of controversy arising from multiple games and some of the worst defending the Premier League has ever seen. This season is shaping up to be very interesting for a number of reasons, not least of them the fact that Leicester, Everton and Aston Villa currently sit in the top four alongside Liverpool. Only Leicester and the Merseyside clubs have won three from three, with Villa sitting on two wins from two. Those …
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