Gindy Singh

Klopp: Beware the Sins of Souness

Klopp: Beware the Sins of Souness

Jurgen Klopp is doing something Graeme Souness did at Liverpool some 24 years ago, in the Summer of 1991, trying to resurrect a sleeping giant. The Modus Operandi is going to be the same 24 years later with a "root and branch" change to attempt to drive more professionalism, focus and a winning ultra-competitive edge. Souness arrived after four years of unbridled success at Glasgow Rangers and Klopp is arriving after eight years of unbridled success at Borussia Dortmund (BVB). …
Resurgent Manchester City Squash Watford

Resurgent Manchester City Squash Watford

"A game of two halves" is a football cliche but very apt for this Watford vs Man City game. Watford came out of the traps very quickly, with their high pressure physical approach looking to unsettle City. City hadn't won an away game since 12th September and Watford's front two of Igahlo and Deeney could smell blood. It was a cagey first half with Watford probably edging it. The Watford pitch is quite cut up, it's debatable whether it is …
The Re-Emergence of 4-4-2

The Re-Emergence of 4-4-2

The two top form sides Watford and Leicester are both deploying 4-4-2, with the four attacking individuals Igahlo, Deeney, Mahrez and Vardy scoring 48 goals between them. The modus operandi is "attack is the best form of defence" and it is proving very fruitful for two sides who were relegation favourites before the season started. When defending the 2nd attacker Deeney for Watford and Mahrez for Leicester, drops into midfield making it 4-4-1-1 or 4-5-1 in defending situations. There are …
City Stroll to Win against Sunderland

City Stroll to Win against Sunderland

Manchester City sailed to a spectacular 4-1 win against relegation bound Sunderland on boxing day. The game was symbolically summarised by its first goal, a delicious cross from DeBruyne headed in by Raheem Sterling. Raheem is 5ft 7 facing 2 6ft plus centre backs John O'Shea and Seb Coates, and yet he headed in unchallenged on 12minutes. Sunderland were very poor, almost abject, unable to retain possession, and very weak in the challenge. Watching this Seb Coates display Liverpool fans …
Mourinho: The Reasons Behind his Sacking

Mourinho: The Reasons Behind his Sacking

Jose Mourinho is the archetypal Marmite type of person, you either love him or you loathe him, there is not much in between. Jose was unceremoniously dumped by Chelsea a mere seven months after winning his 3rd and Chelsea's 4th Premier League (Ancelotti having won the other one). The problems at Chelsea started in pre-season, Jose decided to allow his players an extra week off, because he felt they were jaded at the end of the 14/15 season because of …
Arsenal Ram Raid City

Arsenal Ram Raid City

Arsenal took on heavyweights Manchester City at The Emirates in a tight display last night. Man City dominated the first ten minutes with an absolutely glorious chance spurned by Kevin DeBruyne to square the ball to David Silva for a certain goal on 6minutes. Instead DeBruyne took a shot and pulled it wide, Silva was apoplectic, remonstrating with him, throwing his arms in the air. Such chances and instants change games. Arsenal gradually increased their presence in the game and …
In Praise of Ranieri

In Praise of Ranieri

Claudio was the architect of the modern Chelsea and creating the wider legacy. “Yes, that is correct,” Ranieri (said in a Guardian interview) before adding: “I chose Petr Cech and had been to Eindhoven to take Arjen Robben and I suggested Didier Drogba." Ranieri also signed Lampard, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Makele, Gallas and Crespo amongst others, the axis of the team that Mourinho took in his debut English season to the title in the 04/05 season. The Italian secured Champions …
City Stutter to Win against Swansea

City Stutter to Win against Swansea

Swansea arrived at the Etihad managerless after the sacking of Garry Monk, and the interim manager Alan Curtis made numerous changes. City chose to rest De Bruyne pairing Silva Navas and Sterling ahead of Toure and Ferdandhino. Bony gave City the lead fed by Jesus Navas in the 23rd minute. Pellegrini restoring Silva knows Silva will be key to the run in and was very fortunate that Joe Hart was in top form. City have an abundance of talent but …
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7