Nat Phillips - Stick or Twist

Nat Phillips - Stick or Twist

Nathaniel Phillips, the towering central defender who has been thrust into the Liverpool limelight this year, is becoming quite the cult hero at Anfield. The Bolton born defender has had a more than respectable season, and the end will no doubt bring the choice of whether to stay, or leave the mighty reds. It’s a strange season where Virgil Van Dijk & Joe Gomez have missed much of the year through long term injury, with Joel Matip seemingly always hurt. …
The Resurrection of David Moyes

The Resurrection of David Moyes

David Moyes, the current West Ham manager, is having the season of his life. After being dismissed (only to be reinstated later, for his second stint), he could now achieve the Premier League manager of the year award. This season represents a remarkable turnaround for the man that was was written off as a Premier League manager, a level that he was no longer suited for. His failures and short comings left little doubt that he was no longer the …
Centre Backs Win Leagues

Centre Backs Win Leagues

Centre Backs Win Leagues During the near 30 years of the Premier League era, we have seen some truly memorable central defensive partnerships on show. From the maiden Premier League season (with Steve Bruce & the vastly underrated Gary Pallister), to the Scottish warrior Colin Hendry & Hennig Berg at Blackburn, it’s not difficult to visual these defensive rocks. The famous Arsenal rearguard, consisted of the all time great Tony Adams & Steve Bould / Martin Keown. This was followed …
Overcoming The Low Block

Overcoming The Low Block

Overcoming the Low Block The way in which teams within the English Premier League have altered their styles throughout its near 30 year duration, is key to the evolving of the league. It has made the brand stand out more than other countries league’s, and the nature of its football is a testament to it’s team’s. The Premier League (COVID-19 aside), is box office, though the latest trend is perhaps scuppering excitement levels on match days. Football existed before the …
Should Tottenham keep Gareth Bale for another season?

Should Tottenham keep Gareth Bale for another season?

There are many questions facing Tottenham heading into the summer, as they try to get back to competing in the upper echelons of the Premier League. The main focus will be the appointment of their new manager, but there will also be a focus on keeping Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. One talking point that has gone under the radar has been the future of Gareth Bale. It was seen as coup when Spurs signed him on loan last summer, …
Jose - A Special Journey

Jose - A Special Journey

Jose - A Special Journey Jose Mourinho is amongst the greatest of managers to have graced football’s many touch lines. A period early in his coaching career saw him mentored by the late great, and universally adored Sir Bobby Robson. His first post saw him take on the Benfica job before a move to Uniao, both of which proved brief stints for the young coach. His move to Porto saw a remarkable period of both domestic and European success that …
Analysing N'Golo Kante's recent return to form for Chelsea

Analysing N'Golo Kante's recent return to form for Chelsea

Chelsea are the last remaining English team in three competitions and Thomas Tuchel will need to manage his resources intelligently to achieve their aims. Although they aren't competing for a league title, they still need to make sure they finish in the top four. That won't excite the German coach though and he will want to win at least one of the cup competitions that they remain in. One player that will be key to achieving success is N'Golo Kante. …
Analysing Christian Pulisic's return to form at Chelsea

Analysing Christian Pulisic's return to form at Chelsea

It has been a frustrating season for Christian Pulisic, as he has been hampered by injuries. His lack of regular minutes has also been caused by the increased competition in the squad. The managerial change at Chelsea has provided another obstacle for the American, as Thomas Tuchel is giving everybody a chance to prove themselves. The attacker was one of two players in the squad to have previously worked with the German head coach, but that doesn't appear to have …
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