January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

For those of an age similar to mine, I promise the title is not a Jimmy Nail and Tyneside related pun and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, Jimmy Nail played a Tyneside detective called Spender in a 90’s cop series of the same name. Anyway, enough of the digression and on to the subject at hand: the January transfer window (sound the trumpets). January is the extrovert sibling of the summer transfer window, the odd one …
5 Summer Signings to Improve Liverpool

5 Summer Signings to Improve Liverpool

Liverpool’s season promised a lot but delivered very little. Most of the players that were brought in the summer window last year were getting to step into the bigger leagues and a chance to make a name for themselves at one of the most iconic clubs in the world.  The success rate in the transfer market for the Merseyside club is not high and that could be down to the reason that the players that have left were never adequately …
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 …