VAR and the Law

VAR and the Law

In the aftermath of VAR’s shambolic outing in Tottenham’s FA Cup meeting with Rochdale in February, Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) penned a thought-provoking piece on the need to look at the laws of the game in the same way as the laws of the land. It argued that the rules laid down by the FA are open-textured, and that different valid interpretations are possible within the broad ‘statutory’ limits. This is perfectly true – as the famous professor of jurisprudence H.L.A …
Liverpool and Manchester City Play Out a Rare Goal-Less Draw at Anfield

Liverpool and Manchester City Play Out a Rare Goal-Less Draw at Anfield

Manchester City had not won at Anfield since May of 2003. They still have not. In what will be considered one of the title-deciding games, City drew against a Liverpool side that is still struggling to get into the form they showed last season. For two sides that scored a combined 12 goals between them in their two league matches last season, a goalless draw was the least expected result but that is how the game ended. The last time …
Liverpool Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two teams, unbeaten so far, believed to be strong contenders for lifting the Premier League trophy in May next year, go head to head in the eighth game week of the league campaign. Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday evening, in the last fixture of this game week. This match needs no hype, as given how the table is shaping up, this could be one of the games that decided the title at the end of the campaign. With this …
Triple Title Race Threatens To Heat Up

Triple Title Race Threatens To Heat Up

Seven games into the Premier League season and ahead of the biggest game of the season so far, it’s looking increasingly like there’s going to be a three-way fight for the title. Liverpool and Manchester City were always going to be the two title favourites, with the vast majority of pundits expecting their fresh rivalry to dominate the race for the top spot. But Chelsea have emerged as potentially the season’s surprise package, with Sarriball taking full flight, Jorginho an …
Another Sergio Aguero hat-trick confirms his place among Premier League's elite

Another Sergio Aguero hat-trick confirms his place among Premier League's elite

When contemplating the Premier League's all-time elite goalscorers, names like Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Thierry Henry, Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler come to mind. But as a result of Machester City's 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield on the weekend, a new name should be added to the list - Sergio Aguero.
Aguero’s hat-trick in Manchester City’s 6-1 win took his tally to a jaw-dropping 146 goals in just 208 games and saw him usurp former Manchester United and …
Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Arsenal open the season with a new manager for the first time in over two decades, but Unai Emery will not get an easy start to his Arsenal career as they open up with defending champions Manchester City. The Gunners will start off their new era with as difficult a match as they could have asked for. Emery's shaky defence will have to face an incredibly lethal Manchester City attack and that could spell trouble for the new Arsenal manager …
Mateo Kovacic - The Midfielder That All Top-Six Clubs Should Target This Summer

Mateo Kovacic - The Midfielder That All Top-Six Clubs Should Target This Summer

Real Madrid are set for a summer rebuilding job under Julen Lopetegui after the departure of one of their finest ever players, Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the Portuguese superstar isn’t going to be the only player to leave and Marca report that Mateo Kovacic is determined to leave the club before the transfer window closes. That news will have reached the Premier League, as the midfielder has plenty of interest from English clubs. The article goes on to list a number …
ELO Rating Analysis of the PL Fixtures for the Top Six

ELO Rating Analysis of the PL Fixtures for the Top Six

On June 14, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia. But before the international tournament kicked off in the evening, an important event in the annual football calendar took place earlier during the day. English Premier League fixtures were released on the same day. Had it not been a World Cup year, this event would have been analyzed in much more detail. But nevertheless, it did not escape scrutiny completely. Liverpool fans are wondering if this is going to …
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