Welcome back Darren Fletcher | A look at his stats from 2009-11

Welcome back Darren Fletcher | A look at his stats from 2009-11

Good things come to those who wait. Darren Fletcher's return to first-team football in the English top flight could not have come at a better time, a pivotal moment in his career and could well be the turning point this season. Having diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in December 2011, Fletcher had to take an extended break from football to carry on with his recovery process. He made a short comeback in 2012, played his last game on the boxing day …
Is the Makelele Role Still Relevant? The Evolution of the Defensive Midfielder

Is the Makelele Role Still Relevant? The Evolution of the Defensive Midfielder

Football is game that has constantly evolved since its inception. Throughout the years the game has seen many changes especially in the formations and thus the positions that players occupy. When the Premier League began in 1992 it would be a mighty task to find a team that didn't play 4-4-2 with two conventional central midfielders. These midfielders often operated in a box-to-box role sharing the defensive duties. With the turn of the century many Premier league teams began to …
Man Utd 3 QPR 1 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Man Utd 3 QPR 1 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Man Utd moved back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over QPR with new manager Harry Redknapp watching from the stands. He will have much to ponder following this performance that offered some hope before old failings returned with a vengeance Line Ups Man Utd made five changes following their defeat away to Norwich. [caption id="attachment_22380" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Man Utd Starting Line Up[/caption] Jonny Evans made his 100th Premier League appearance with Smalling making way. …
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