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 …
Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two sides that finished their previous season on a remarkably high note – Liverpool being crowned Champions and Aston Villa making sure of their continued Premier League status for at least one more season – will meet at Villa Park on Sunday evening. However how they ended the previous season, is not the only similarity between the sides though. Both crashed out of the Carabao Cup midweek, against relatively weaker sides – Villa lost 0-1 to Stoke City, while the …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 3

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 3

Another week in the books, a whole lot of controversy arising from multiple games and some of the worst defending the Premier League has ever seen. This season is shaping up to be very interesting for a number of reasons, not least of them the fact that Leicester, Everton and Aston Villa currently sit in the top four alongside Liverpool. Only Leicester and the Merseyside clubs have won three from three, with Villa sitting on two wins from two. Those …
Liverpool Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Of the various rivalries within Premier League’s Big Six, Liverpool vs Arsenal might be considered one of the less abrasive ones, but this fixture has provided some very entertaining games in the past. That is why a week where these two footballing giants play each other twice should be considered a special one. The week of 28th September is one such week. First, the Gunners visit the Reds on Monday night to try and continue their victorious start or at …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 2

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 2

With two matchweeks now complete, there's a couple of things we can say for certain. Firstly, this is going to be an entertaining season with the vast majority of teams seemingly having decided to not bother defending at all. Secondly, almost every team in the league still needs to make multiple signings. And finally, there will almost certainly be a couple of managers dismissed this side of Christmas. Liverpool and Tottenham entered the weekend with a lot of excitement as …
Thiago Alcantara could take Liverpool to the next level

Thiago Alcantara could take Liverpool to the next level

One of the long running transfer sagas of the truncated summer is set to come to an end. Various sources, including BBC Sport, report that a deal has been agreed with Bayern Munich for midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The fee is believed to be in the region of £27 million and the Spanish international will become the club's second summer signing. Supporters were keen to see some incoming transfer business, as rival clubs were making eye-catching moves. It is important for …
Chelsea Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Big matches come thick and fast in the Premier League and it has taken just one game week for this season to deliver its first marquee clash. Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon to continue their attack of the title. While Jurgen Klopp does not agree that he has a rivalry brewing with Frank Lampard, Liverpool fans will relish this occasion. Especially since Lampard was heard trying to teach the Reds’ bench a lesson in humility a few …
Liverpool Vs Leeds United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Leeds United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Even before Liverpool fans had completely savoured the glory of their side being crowned the Premier League champions in 30 years, the Premier League is back with a new season. Liverpool’s defence, or “attack” (as Jurgen Klopp put it) of the Premier League title begins at home when on Saturday evening they host the winners of the Championship – Leeds United, led by the seasoned and well-respected Marcelo Bielsa. The parallels do not end in the two managers being two …
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