Jordan Henderson vs Swansea City | Player Performance Analysis

Jordan Henderson vs Swansea City | Player Performance Analysis

Jordan Henderson played a star role in the thrilling 4-3 win against Swansea on the weekend and produced the attacking display that everyone concerning Liverpool football club were waiting for. Henderson has been one of the stand out players in what has been an excellent season for the young Englishman, having consistently produced influential performances in the heart of The Reds midfield. The 20 million pound man has been ever present this season, starting all 27 games so far. Although …
Adam Lallana - Impressive Enough For The World Cup?

Adam Lallana - Impressive Enough For The World Cup?

World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

With the 2014 World Cup now glittering in the distance it is standard procedure for every football fan in England to select their own England squad. Their own formation. Their own route to glory. However, this time it seems slightly harder. England are not exactly blessed by world class squad depth, nor are they blessed with a world class starting XI. But, and this is a big but, the Three Lions are blessed with a potentially promising crop of young …
The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

Football often develops additional roles for players through constant progression in methods of play, putting increased significance on certain tactical styles. New footballing philosophies are created and developed to improve performance levels, and bring fresh ideas into the game. The basis in which players are instructed to be responsible for various duties within any one position is rapidly increasing. This can be seen in every position from goalkeeper through to striker. The ways in which these tactics are instructed upon a …
Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas both joined Manchester City in the summer from Sevilla with different reactions from fans.  Navas early summer buy was heralded as a real coup, a player who could offer genuine width. During Mancini’s tenure in charge, City had often played with inverted wingers with no real wide option available. The signing of Navas was seen as catalyst for change at City. Later on in the window, City secured the signing of Alvaro Negredo. Not the …
Mesut Özil | Player Performance Analysis

Mesut Özil | Player Performance Analysis

Many people question whether foreign imports can adapt to the English Premier League however Mesut Özil is proving to us that he can fit straight in. With Özil being Arsenal's only big name summer signing a lot of fans were calling for the head of Arsene Wenger. Wenger has shut most of the Arsenal fans up with the performances of his team this year especially Özil. Özil is one of the best players to keep the ball in the Premier League …
Poachers - Necessity to Luxury? Welbeck Vs Hernandez Stats Comparison

Poachers - Necessity to Luxury? Welbeck Vs Hernandez Stats Comparison

'Poacher' refers to a forward, essentially a player who is very comfortable at getting behind the defenders, finishing off through-balls inside the 18-yard box, scoring goals at will. But today as we know, most of the game is being played out in the middle of the park. Managers of top clubs in England and across Europe are overly concerned about dominating the game, holding the ball and thereby controlling the outcome of the fixture themselves. This change in style has …
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