Villas Boas displays adaptability – earning plaudits in defeat

Villas Boas displays adaptability – earning plaudits in defeat

Andre Villas Boas has taken a lot of stick from some Tottenham fans over recent weeks, despite the challenges he has faced in his short time at the helm at White Hart Lane. Some have questioned his ‘negative’ tactics and him not playing ‘the Tottenham way’.  Question marks have been placed on his team selection and how he has set the team out to play. He has been in a position where he is damned if he does, damned if …
Arsenal Still Believe They Can Win Title But Defence Needs Improvement

Arsenal Still Believe They Can Win Title But Defence Needs Improvement

At present, Arsenal is sitting with a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws with 16 points in the Premier League which is a full 11 points behind league leading Manchester United.   At this point, most sports analysts would agree that the team would be a long-shot to take this year's Premier League title.  However, it appears that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still hopeful that the team can pull off the title despite the fact that …
11/12 Comparison Shows Everton Improvements

11/12 Comparison Shows Everton Improvements

Looking at the season so far, Everton are doing to their best to shake their slow starters tag. Aside from 2005, this is Everton's best start to a season under David Moyes with Everton currently sitting pretty in fifth place. However, after three successive draws, the weekend trip to Fulham is crucial as the Toffees look to get back to winning ways. Showing improvements in a number of attacking areas, it is clear that Everton are becoming more expansive this season. …
Aston Villa fans hope for positive season ahead | Fans Perspective

Aston Villa fans hope for positive season ahead | Fans Perspective

 It would be fair to say that there’s a buzz at Villa Park once again with Paul Lambert’s appointment, the weekend's Kit Festival unveiling the new shirts and then Monday’s fixture announcement. Paul Lambert’s arrival has been a breath of fresh air for Villa fans who has said lots of positive things about the club, the fans and forgetting last season’s disappointment. Aston Villa today announced that they would be re-introducing the giant screen in the corner between the North …
Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

How quickly things can change in football. Just 5 months ago Harry Redknapp was lapping up the applause as his Tottenham side thrashed Newcastle 5-0. A chorus of ‘We want you to stay’ was reverberating around White Hart Lane. This was in response to Redknapp being installed as the firm favourite to succeed the recently departed Fabio Capello as England manager. He was the nation’s choice for the job and nailed on favourite to take the hot seat. At this …
Are Portugal European Champions material? | Opta Stats

Are Portugal European Champions material? | Opta Stats

If you watched their opening Group B game with Germany there is a simple answer - No. A 1-0 defeat to a German side, widely tipped to become the next European Champions, is no embarrassment. However, their performance was one to forget if you can recall Portugal's run to the final back in 2004, where the hosts were ultimately beaten by Greece in the final. The Portugal side is known for attacking flair and style, especially from a midfield that …
Liverpool FC: Brendan Rodgers Tactics - How The Pressing Game Works

Liverpool FC: Brendan Rodgers Tactics - How The Pressing Game Works

Welcome to Liverpool Football Club Mr. Brendan Rodgers. To say the Northern Irishman has had a meteoric rise through the managerial football ranks is akin to stating: “Messi, that boy’s decent”. An understatement of epic proportions. But somehow, through hard work, perseverance, and total belief in a footballing philosophy, Rodgers has managed to nab himself one of the most revered jobs in world football. First off, let us look at the timeline of how Rodgers ended up at Liverpool FC. …
Aston Villa start their new beginning with Paul Lambert

Aston Villa start their new beginning with Paul Lambert

Aston Villa will today unveil their new manager Paul Lambert at Villa Park at 1pm.  The announcement that Aston Villa had captured their original no.1 target came on Saturday afternoon.  Paul Lambert left Norwich under a cloud of smoke following Lambert tendering his resignation at a meeting between him and Norwich board. The meeting was held late on Wednesday evening and speculation began to grow and it was revealed that in fact Aston Villa were meeting with Lambert’s representatives on …
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