Can Psychology Help Tottenham's Strikers?

Can Psychology Help Tottenham's Strikers?

The sport world can often become intertwined. It’s why Sir Ian Botham played both pro cricket and football and why Olympic athletes may make their way into the NFL - and when it comes to football management, the art of poker could not be any closer. Sit yourself down at a poker table full of pros and you can almost taste the psychological warfare; it’s what makes it great. Trade that with football and it’s exactly the same. Whether it …
The Louis van Gaal Project: Arturo Vidal to Manchester United

The Louis van Gaal Project: Arturo Vidal to Manchester United

Sixteen days into the opening of the transfer window, speculation and rumours are into their usual low or high credibility depending on who the specific source is; however, one constant throughout this transfer window is the speculation on Chilean and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal's future. His Chilean team-mate, Alexis Sanchez, will land on British shores for the start of the season for Arsenal - is Arturo Vidal about to join him? According to reports in Italy and in Manchester, Antonio …
Antonio Valencia - Does He Deserve His Extension?

Antonio Valencia - Does He Deserve His Extension?

A week ago, Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia quashed all the exit rumours by signing a 3-year extension with the club, a move that failed to excite many of the club's supporters. Once David Moyes got the sack, a major squad overhaul was expected which primarily means getting rid of the deadwood. But then, very few expected Antonio Valencia to play under the new manager Louis Van Gaal, owing to a disastrous last ten to twelve months. In this piece, …
What Manchester United Need To Move Forward

What Manchester United Need To Move Forward

It has been nearly a year since we heard about the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and that David Moyes would be the man to replace him. It hasn’t really gone to plan for Manchester United since then, and in the end United did what the vast majority believed they should have earlier and sacked Moyes. It had all seemed so promising after their Community Shield win and 4-1 victory against Swansea at the start of the season, but it quickly …
Manchester United: What's changed? Player Performance Analysis v 12/13

Manchester United: What's changed? Player Performance Analysis v 12/13

My statistical prediction model of EPL results did something a little unexpected this week. With some caveats around van Persie and whether or not he was fit, its odds gave a high likelihood of Newcastle beating Manchester United at Old Trafford. We all know how the game turned out and that Manchester United - by their usual standards - have had a very poor start to the season. For this post I want to see if we can find some …
What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

The Evolution of Ryan Giggs: Meulensteen, Man Utd Tactics & Player Analysis

The Evolution of Ryan Giggs: Meulensteen, Man Utd Tactics & Player Analysis

The Rising Importance Of A Footballing Philosophy In The EPL

The Rising Importance Of A Footballing Philosophy In The EPL