Gabriel Jones

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Giroud Vs RVP 08/09: Do Arsenal Already Have a Top Striker? Stats & Tactics

Giroud Vs RVP 08/09: Do Arsenal Already Have a Top Striker? Stats & Tactics

Having enjoyed two fruitful pre-season outings for Arsenal already, Olivier Giroud will be hoping to secure his place in the starting line up for the beginning of the season as Arsenal attempt to replace the gaping hole left by the departure of Robin Van Persie last summer. Last season proved to be a difficult one for him, frustrating the crowd by giving the ball away cheaply, and also experiencing a barren spell of over 5 hours without a goal and finished with …
Jose Mourinho: An End to the Manchester Dominance? | Tactical Analysis

Jose Mourinho: An End to the Manchester Dominance? | Tactical Analysis

So with the hype surrounding Jose Mourinho's return to the Premier League slowly dying down, and his presence now becoming a reality, Chelsea are setting their sights on a successful season in which they can potentially upset the recent dominance of Manchester City and Manchester United. Mourinho referred to this career move as 'the last step in my formation as a manager', which may mean he feels he has now been a journeyman long enough, and has experienced the varying …
Suso: What Next for the Rising Star? Stats & Tactical Analysis

Suso: What Next for the Rising Star? Stats & Tactical Analysis

With Liverpool completing four moves already in the transfer market with a view to more, it means that their squad is now being bolstered significantly and looking more capable of competing at the top level. However this boost in competition is not just coming from the new arrivals; the young players who Rodgers was initially reliant upon last season just to 'fill the gaps', are now trying to establish themselves as genuine contenders for a starting spot, which presents the …
The Crawl Back to the Top: Liverpool | Rodgers Vs Benitez Comparison

The Crawl Back to the Top: Liverpool | Rodgers Vs Benitez Comparison

Liverpool have been stuck in a dark era now for over 20 years, where the one shining light has been Istanbul in 2005, the only night the fans can truly say the club has been where it is supposed to be. Of course there has been plenty of domestic success during this time, however it is safe to say nobody at the club will be satisfied until winning the Premier League is a reality and realistic objective on a regular …
Martin Skrtel: A Route Back into the Side? Stats & Tactical Analysis

Martin Skrtel: A Route Back into the Side? Stats & Tactical Analysis

Ten months ago Martin Skrtel had just won Liverpool’s player of the season award for 2011/12, looked a prominent leader in the team, and seemed to be at the peak of his powers when he sent a bullet of a header past Joe Hart  mercilessly at Anfield. However he went on to experience a rough second half to the 2012/13 season, being dropped after the FA Cup defeat to Oldham and only going on to play another 205 minutes (compared …
Gareth Bale's Transformation: Stats & Tactical Analysis

Gareth Bale's Transformation: Stats & Tactical Analysis

Gareth Bale started his Tottenham career as a 17 year-old left back who moved from Southampton in 2007, bringing with him the usual promise that comes with signing a relatively expensive young British player. After a slow start hampered by injury and a curse that left Spurs without a victory in his first 24 appearances, he began to put in strong performances at left back and took advantage of the absence of Benoit Assou-Ekotto to earn a starting position further …
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