Is Football Going The Basketball Way As A Spectacle?

Is Football Going The Basketball Way As A Spectacle?

In the 2004-05 season, a team arrived that revolutionised the sport: their previously unheralded coach popularised a playing philosophy rooted in fluid passing and frantic pace. The rules of the game had changed a few years before to encourage more offensive systems and with players pushing the boundaries of what was physically possible, the Seven Seconds Or Less rule took the league by storm. The system was based on the belief that the best opportunity to score was within the …
Five Potential Landing Spots for Wilfried Zaha

Five Potential Landing Spots for Wilfried Zaha

Wilf Zaha is a player who divides opinion. Some think he's a top level player, a player capable of playing for any club at any level. Others see him as all sizzle, no steak. An immensely talented player who's fun to watch but doesn't produce enough. Four goals and five assists this past season is a poor return for a player of his talents, especially given everything runs through him at Palace. There are extenuating circumstances to that disappointing season, …
Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund - Champions League Preview

Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund - Champions League Preview

Tottenham came back from the brink to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Their reward is a tricky tie against Bundesliga league leaders Borussia Dortmund. It won’t be an easy task for the Premier League side, but they have the quality to get through to the next round. They will take confidence that they got the better of the Germans during the group stages of the competition last season. Football fans can often look no further than …
Analysing Dele Alli's match-winning performance against Real Madrid

Analysing Dele Alli's match-winning performance against Real Madrid

Dele Alli has been one of the stars of the Premier League since joining Tottenham from MK Dons. It has been a remarkable rise to the top and on Wednesday, he established himself on the European stage with a match-winning performance against Real Madrid. The Champions League holders have had a poor start to the season by their high standards, but Spurs entered the match at Wembley as the outsiders, considering their lack of elite experience compared to their illustrious opponents. …
Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Champions League returns this week and Group H is going to be one of the most fascinating to follow. Tottenham have been drawn to face Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL. Their opening fixture is at Wembley as they host Dortmund in a clash that they will be looking to win. The Germans have more experience in this competition and it will be a real test of Spurs' ability at the highest level. Last season, Mauricio Pochettino's men failed …
Mauricio Pellegrino - Can He Breathe Life into a Dull Southampton Side?

Mauricio Pellegrino - Can He Breathe Life into a Dull Southampton Side?

One of the worst kept secrets of the last Premier League season was Claude Puel’s fate after the season ended. It was pretty clear to the Southampton fans and probably the players as well, that Puel’s days at St. Mary’s were numbered. As expected, Puel was sacked a couple of weeks back and the hunt for a new manager was begun by the Southampton board. According to some sources, the Southampton fans were looking forward to welcoming the recently sacked …
Could Perisic Improve Manchester United?

Could Perisic Improve Manchester United?

One of the few things that is universally accepted by football fans from all backgrounds is the fact that international breaks are painfully boring. And if there is anything that makes them even more tedious to follow than the actual football itself, then it is the truck load of transfer rumours that get discussed across the media to keep the plate spinning. Recently, one of those rumors saw Manchester United linked with a summer transfer of Croatian Attacking Midfielder Ivan Perisic, …
Klopp's Liverpool will not win the title anytime soon

Klopp's Liverpool will not win the title anytime soon

In a fortnight during which rumblings of dressing room and fan unrest have appeared in the media, it could seem that Klopp-mania has well and truly come to an end at Liverpool. While there might be a grain of truth to the stories supposedly coming out of the dressing room, and I believe that to be a good thing (more on that later), the latest story about fan unrest concocted on the basis of some graffiti sprayed on a couple …
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