Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

In February of 2011 Arsenal defied the odds to beat Europe’s greatest - Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – 2-1 at the Emirates in the Champions League. That night the pitch was laden with midfield maestros; the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas to name a few. But the name which dominated the back pages the morning after was none of the above, instead it was a 19-year-old by the name of Jack Wilshere. With a passing accuracy of …
Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Adaptability and flexibility are supposed to be massive parts of a manager’s armory in football. A lack of it can end up rendering him and his methods useless and outdated, allowing other, more flexible sides to run over them in a blink of an eye. If there’s a side that is currently facing this situation in a substantial manner, then it is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Things have gone quite wrong for the Citizens recently and the 4-2 hammering at …
Why Arsenal have missed Santi Cazorla

Why Arsenal have missed Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla missed the majority of last season due to a series knee ligament injury. He picked up the damage in a draw against Norwich on November 29th 2015 and despite hoping to make a return in March, he didn't return to first team training until April and made just one more bow before the season came to a close. Wenger's midfield clearly missed the Spaniard and the balance he brought to the side. Alongside Francis Coquelin, he developed a …
Croatia vs Spain Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Croatia vs Spain Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This looks to be a straight battle to top the group, with Spain already into the next round and Croatia all but guaranteed to advance. Spain gave the most convincing performance of the tournament so far against Turkey and they could have won by a larger margin than 3-0. Meanwhile, Croatia have surprised many and every side will want to avoid them in the knockout rounds. It will be interesting how both sides approach this match as it will be …
Spain vs Turkey Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain vs Turkey Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain and Turkey are set to lock horns in the 2nd round of the Euro 2016 on Friday in what promises to be a battle between Spanish Flair and Turkish Resoluteness. While Spain won their opening game against Czech Republic courtesy of a late goal by Pique, Luka Modric's fabulous strike ensured that Turkey began their campaign on a sore note. Team News Spain Del Bosque is expected to continue with 4-4-2,  against the Turkish with Nolito and Morata leading …
What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

I’ve seen some absolute nonsense over the past week from ex-pros, sharing their thoughts on how the Manchester City under Pep Guardiola might look next season. First up, was Danny Murphy claiming that David Silva is not a Guardiola-type player! Excuse me, David Silva not a Guardiola-type player, really? I’m sorry, but if you were to identify which players currently in the Manchester City squad are archetypical for Guardiola’s preferred style of play, David Silva would have to be in …
Pep Guardiola to Manchester City - it's Official

Pep Guardiola to Manchester City - it's Official

Pep Guardiola to Manchester City - it's Official. The rumours began to gather pace in Germany back in December that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola was to leave the German champions when his contract expires at the end of the season and that Manchester City were to be his next destination. Last month, Guardiola officially confirmed at a press conference that he would be leaving Bayern when his contract ends and also stressed his intention to move to the Premier …
Why Herrera Could Be Man United's Very Own Iniesta

Why Herrera Could Be Man United's Very Own Iniesta

Before scoffing at the title and deeming this an unfairly premature comparison, kindly read further. The fact that I had to bring a legendary figure like Andres Iniesta into this is purely down to my unconditional love towards Herrera and also, the fact that I want him to do it the way Iniesta does, in the Premier League for the team I quite admire. And also the fact that, well, Herrera could actually turn out to be someone who's at least …
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