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Spurs Topple Manchester City

Spurs Topple Manchester City

A decisive game between 2nd placed Spurs and 4th place City was irretrievably affected by a diabolical decision by referee Mark Clattenburg. Clattenburg adjudged that Raheem Sterling had hand balled the ball when replays show the ball struck his back first and then ricocheted up off his elbow. Sterling had his back to the ball and it was clearly non-intentional. Harry Kane confidently tucked away the penalty on the 53rd minute. City had chances prior to that, with Aguero missing …
Liverpool Lack Chemistry

Liverpool Lack Chemistry

Harry Redknapp was very fond of saying "Football is a simple game" when he initially took over from Juande Ramos and when he reflected on Andrea Villas Boas's reign. Player chemistry on the pitch is key to any successful team, go back through the ages and any successful team has partnerships on the pitch in various positions. The partnership that is taking the Premier League by storm is the Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy partnership. Each knows what the others thoughts …
The Flying Foxes Maul Manchester City

The Flying Foxes Maul Manchester City

Leicester have taken a trip to the lion's den and come back with three points. City were Leicester's biggest title rivals and an early somewhat fortuitous goal by Robert Huth in the 3rd minute set the tone of the game. It completely set the mood of what materialised thereafter. City looked downtrodden and defeated even after that first goal, the body language was languid and there was no display of any energy or hunger or desire. There seems no pride …
Pochettino and Klopp: Sharing a Gameplan?

Pochettino and Klopp: Sharing a Gameplan?

Marcelo Bielsa, the famed legendary Argentinian coach, is credited with the high pressing type of football favoured by both Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino. Pochettino played under Bielsa for the national team, earning some of his 20 caps. Pep Guardiola has acceded to the influence of Bielsa in his great Barcelona side of 2009-2013. Klopp used the same technique at Dortmund in his seven year spell there. There are a lot of analogous common themes in the game plan of …
Sunderland Make Manchester City Sweat

Sunderland Make Manchester City Sweat

The big news of Pep Guardiola's imminent arrival at Manchester City seems to have had an indifferent impact on City's team. Sunderland are quite obdurate opponents and Sam Allardyce, as one would expect, has drilled it in to the Black Cats that home form is crucial if they are to survive in the Premier League. The match was quite fitful never really hitting any form of fluency. Pellegrini chose Jesus Navas's extra width and pace and it was Navas's deflected …
City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

"Oh Romeo Romeo wherefore art  thou Romeo" this could be translated to "Pep Pep wherefore art thou Pep" with the confirmed knowledge Pep was coming to the Premier League since his statement in December. Manuel Pellegrini chose an opportune time to out the best kept secret in the Premier League, disclosing Pep Guardiola is replacing him in June at Manchester City. As with most things in life, there are cynics and believers, the cynics would have you believe Manuel did …
Manchester City Steamroller Pardew's Palace

Manchester City Steamroller Pardew's Palace

There are not many better sights in football than watching Manchester City's David Silva weave his magic, and Palace were unwoven by his delicate deft artistry. Pellegrini chose to drop Yaya Toure to the bench, his languid style and lack of energy had been harming them in midfield and his replacement Fabian Delph broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute. A shot from distance embarrassingly squirmed under Wayne Hennessey, a second howler from the Welsh no1 in a week. The …
Possession: It's Overrated

Possession: It's Overrated

Some football stereotypes don't shift, Sam Allardyce is a long ball merchant, Spurs fall at the final furlong, the Theatre of Dreams plays exciting football and Arsene Wenger believes predominantly in possession football and the Tiki Taka style of football. As the above graphic shows this year there are shifting sands of time, Wenger obviously instructed Cech to go long. 19 long accurate kicks equates to one every 4.5 minutes, effectively every 5 minutes a long ball. This goes massively …
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