Matthew Judge

Matthew is currently studying a Journalism degree at Liverpool John Moores University and writes Player Focuses, Team Focuses, Player Analyses, Transfer Reports, Scout Reports and much more for EPL Index. He is also a writer for FTBpro and an Everton juror every two to three weeks for the Liverpool ECHO newspaper.

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What Will Eliaquim Mangala Bring To Manchester City? Player Analysis

What Will Eliaquim Mangala Bring To Manchester City? Player Analysis

2010/11 was a significant campaign in the world of football for both Manchester City and their latest summer signing Eliaquim Mangala. It was a notable season that saw City’s ambitious strategy to become a European superpower in the foreseeable future truly take shape, morphing into FA Cup winners at Wembley alongside qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in their history. Under Roberto Mancini’s tutelage, City made several big-name signings that year such as Yaya Touré, David Silva …
What Will Dusan Tadić Bring To Southampton? | Player Analysis

What Will Dusan Tadić Bring To Southampton? | Player Analysis

Ronald Koeman has had something of a baptism of fire at Southampton so far, as several key players he inherited from Mauricio Pochettino this summer have headed for the exit door, while he is only just getting his feet under the table in his new office. However the Dutch legend has experienced this before during his career and still managed to impressively produce the goods, despite that challenge, in which Saints fans will be hoping he can replicate at St …
Player Performance Analysis | Leon Osman vs Newcastle United

Player Performance Analysis | Leon Osman vs Newcastle United

Everton boosted their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League after a ruthless 3-0 away win at Newcastle United on Tuesday night reduced the margin between themselves and Arsenal in the race for fourth. A stunning solo effort from Ross Barkley sent the Toffees on their way to their first away victory of 2014, with Romelu Lukaku doubling their lead after 52 minutes before Leon Osman wrapped up the victory soon after and helped push Everton into fifth place, …
Swansea City 3 Cardiff City 0 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Swansea City 3 Cardiff City 0 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Garry Monk’s reign as Swansea City boss got off to the perfect start after his side blew past Cardiff City 3-0 in the south Wales derby at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. A trio of second-half goals from Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony lifted the Swans into the top ten of the Premier League, whilst Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men stayed 19th in the table and three points adrift of safety. In a game where the Bluebirds made the …
Everton 2-1 Aston Villa | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Everton 2-1 Aston Villa | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Everton bounced back from their midweek Merseyside derby despair against Liverpool with a late 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday. Two pieces of individual quality firstly from Steven Pienaar to cleverly play in Steven Naismith to equalise after Leandro Bacuna’s first-half strike, and then from Kevin Mirallas’ stunning 30-yard free-kick sealed the points for the Toffees and moved them up to fifth place in the Premier League. In a game that was always going to be …
Player Performance Analysis | Christian Benteke Vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis | Christian Benteke Vs Liverpool

Aston Villa moved into the top half of the Premier League table after a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Liverpool on Saturday, but were left to rue conceding a second-half penalty to Luis Suárez which prevented them earning all three points. The Villans had lost just once in their last four visits to Anfield beforehand, and they looked on course to make it back-to-back wins after going 2-0 up within 36 minutes thanks to goals from Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke. …
Team Focus | Assessing Rodgers' Role In Suárez's Blistering Start

Team Focus | Assessing Rodgers' Role In Suárez's Blistering Start

In the summer of 2012, when Brendan Rodgers first made his way through the famous corridors at Anfield as the new manager of Liverpool Football Club, he made his intentions of what he wanted to establish and build during his tenure clear right from the off. The Northern Irishman was inheriting a club that, in his opinion, had neglected stability, the integration of youth players and the footballing ethos to entertain that is thoroughly ingrained within the roots of the …
Player Focus | How Seamus Coleman Is Thriving Under Roberto Martínez

Player Focus | How Seamus Coleman Is Thriving Under Roberto Martínez

Following the introduction of Roberto Martínez at Everton during the summer, many began to assess what positive differences the upbeat Spaniard could bring to Goodison Park in place of long-serving manager, David Moyes. A captivating and optimistic manner when talking about club affairs on-and-off the field, a unique style of football, which relies on the talent of players to win football games as the 40-year-old puts it, and courageous in-game tactical decisions were three advantages right at the top of …
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