Dylan Baker

A United Defence? A Look at the Red Devils’ Defenders

A United Defence? A Look at the Red Devils’ Defenders

The one glaring problem for Manchester United last season was their defence.  The revolving door that was last year’s back line has barely been tinkered with over the summer, and the final month of the transfer window may not bring any more changes.  If the Red Devils wish to consistently compete for Champions League football after spending last season away from it, some analysis needs to be done on the defenders currently at the club.  What can be improved upon …
Milner & Henderson: Is It Enough?

Milner & Henderson: Is It Enough?

Jordan Henderson and James Milner present an odd little puzzle for Liverpool’s midfield.  In many ways, their playing style is very similar.  Both are big runners that have a sort of “engine” quality to them.  Though Milner floated from position to position at Manchester City, Henderson has predominantly played that box-to-box central midfielder role at Liverpool.  Now that they’re to be the new midfield pairing (?) in Anfield, we need to take a look at a few things: how they’ve …
Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Carlos Zambrano

Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Carlos Zambrano

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their squad while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Summer's Top Ten Free Agents - #7 Luke Garbutt

Summer's Top Ten Free Agents - #7 Luke Garbutt

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their roster while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents #8 - Sergio Romero

Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents #8 - Sergio Romero

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their roster while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Ron Vlaar

Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Ron Vlaar

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their roster while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Yoann Gourcuff

Summer 2015's Top Ten Free Agents - Yoann Gourcuff

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their roster while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Kane, Sanchez, and more: The Inflation of Internationals

Kane, Sanchez, and more: The Inflation of Internationals

Ask any club owner around the world, and they’ll tell you that international breaks are akin to Purgatory.  Ask any manager around the world, and they’ll tell you that international breaks are the bane of their very existence, the crux of a functioning side.  Where playing for one’s country was the height of a footballer’s career, call-ups are now little more than a nuisance.  And yet, if a player performs at a high level during one of these breaks, their …
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