Manager Impact Index - The Return

Manager Impact Index - The Return

After an 8 game sabbatical (work taking over my time) I've now been able to update the Manager Impact Index with up to date figures, including the 3 newbies to the Premier League, Sherwood, Mel and Solskjaer.  More on those later. Just as a reminder, the MII is a way of tracking and scoring each teams managers impacts on any particular game.  Castrol have a Manager League Table on the LMA website (here) which is based on wins and losses, goals …
Cardiff 0 Arsenal 3 | Tactical Analysis

Cardiff 0 Arsenal 3 | Tactical Analysis

Another good performance from Arsenal which will bring yet more confidence for a title challenge. Cardiff started in what is probably best described as a 4-4-1-1, but varied throughout and was often a 4-4-2 in defence when Arsenal were in build up. Arsenal played in their usual 4-2-3-1, although formations were not the story of the match by any means. Arsenal control first half well The story of the first half was very much based around Arsenal's intelligence on how …
EPL Manager Index Week 12 | Rodgers' Party, Wenger and Pellegrini Top

EPL Manager Index Week 12 | Rodgers' Party, Wenger and Pellegrini Top

He's only gone and done it! After 11 weeks of trying (or not, depending on your viewpoint), Brendan Rodgers has finally managed to record an impact from a substitute.  And what an impact it was, Sturridge coming off the bench to snatch a point in the 3-3 draw with Everton.  Without that impact, Rodgers would have recorded his second lowest Impact score to date of 5 points, with it he scored 12 points which was the average score for the …
Fulham vs Cardiff City Match Preview | Team News & Key Men

Fulham vs Cardiff City Match Preview | Team News & Key Men

Martin Jol’s Fulham take on Malky Mackay’s Cardiff City this Saturday with the teams within two places of each other. Fulham find themselves in the bottom three, sitting in 18th place. Martin Jol’s team have only managed to win one game this season, when they defeated fellow early season struggler's Sunderland. Since then, they have drawn one and lost three, most recently losing at Stamford Bridge in the West London derby. Martin Jol will hope that his team can bounce back …
Capoue Stalling On Cardiff Move | Capoue Stats

Capoue Stalling On Cardiff Move | Capoue Stats

Premier League newcomers Cardiff City have agreed a €12M fee with Toulouse for defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue, however the player is yet to be convinced by the Welsh club. He has held contract talks, but he may be waiting for a  high profile team to match the bid made by Malky Mackay. The 25-year-old is very highly rated in France so it would be a coup if he moved to Wales, there is other interest from Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina, …
Player Performance Analysis | Gary Medel Vs Manchester City

Player Performance Analysis | Gary Medel Vs Manchester City

After a fairly uninspiring first Premier League game versus West Ham last weekend, resulting in a 2-0 loss to the East London side, Malky Mackay's Cardiff City side welcomed Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side to the Cardiff City Stadium. Most anticipated this fixture to be a straightforward victory for Manchester City, with Edin Dzeko putting his side 1-0 ahead with an exquisite finish in the 52nd minute - what was about to happen in the last 40 minutes was pure …
What Would Roberto Martinez's Everton Look Like? | Tactical Analysis

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