EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …
West Ham United v Cardiff City Preview | Match Odds & History

West Ham United v Cardiff City Preview | Match Odds & History

West Ham United welcome Premier League new-boys Cardiff City for their first ever Premier League game, with both sides looking to implement new signings into their squad. While Sam Allardyce and the Hammers are aspiring for a top half finish, Malky Mackay and his team are simply aspiring to stay up. Both sides have spent big in the summer, notably the Hammers with their £15m signature for Andy Carroll. They have also secured Razvan Rat and goalkeeper Adrian on free …
How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

How to build a possession philosophy without copying Barcelona or Spain

Football fanatics, people who truly understand football, know that by trying to copy the Barcelona or Spain model you are unlikely to succeed or even be on a path conducive to long term development. However, Barcelona’s philosophy (possession-based control) is something that clubs can and do strive towards. This article will attempt to detail just how Premier League teams currently build upon their possession-based philosophy through tactical solutions. For the purposes of trying to find general principles, this article will …
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