Potential Premier League Targets Emerging from Euro 2016

Potential Premier League Targets Emerging from Euro 2016

Thus far, Euro 2016 has not exactly been a classic tournament, although that could yet change in the knockout stages when tournament progression, rather than points are on the line. That being said, there have still been some notable and impressive performances from certain teams and certain players. Here, I’ve identified a few players who have caught my eye and could be potential targets for Premier League clubs. Alvaro Morata Obviously, Morata is well known throughout Europe and has improved …
Euro 16: Poland vs Germany | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Euro 16: Poland vs Germany | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Germany vs Poland has been the most anticipated fixture of Group C. A win for either will mean that the team qualifies into the Round of 16 following their respective wins in the opening round of matches. On paper, Group C looks straightforward for Germany but the presence of neighbours and frequent foes Poland is likely to make things interesting. Team News Poland Arkadiusz Milik grabbed the only goal of the game against a surprisingly strong Northern Ireland team for …
Szczesny | The Cusp of Something Great? Stats from 10/11 onwards

Szczesny | The Cusp of Something Great? Stats from 10/11 onwards

Wojciech Szczesny is a goalkeeper that has been earmarked as Arsenal’s number 1 since January 2010. Wenger is quoted as saying “I really believe in him that he will one day be Arsenal's number one. He has all the qualities you want from a goalkeeper." Until late Szczesny has failed to live up to these heavy expectations. His tendency to make a silly error has, at times, made him a liability to have in goal. After a blip in the first …
England 2-0 Poland | Tactical Analysis - Rooney, Gerrard and Townsend

England 2-0 Poland | Tactical Analysis - Rooney, Gerrard and Townsend

England progressed through to the World Cup Finals in Brazil 2014 with a 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley with timely goals from Wayne Rooney just before half time and Steven Gerrard just before full time. England turned in one of their best performances in recent years in a frantic and exciting first half littered with big moments, and nervy second half which saw a spell of Polish pressure withstood and a gradual fight back from England. Hodgson made two …
The Italy v Spain or Xavi Vs Pirlo Euro 2012 Final Preview

The Italy v Spain or Xavi Vs Pirlo Euro 2012 Final Preview

We'll begin with a quick review of the Euro 2012 Semi Final Result:
Italy 2 Germany 1...and ‘It could have been four, or five’. 
  This was the night that Balotelli finally came of age; where Pirlo was involved with 34% of the Azzurri’s play (received or played a pass) and boasted a 92% pass rate. Cesare Prandelli set his team up in his favoured 4-3-1-2 formation for the third game in succession after beginning the tournament with the controversial …
Spirited Sweden Sink France - Match stats report

Spirited Sweden Sink France - Match stats report

Sweden began their final game at Euro 2012 looking to exit the competition with some pride salvaged and some hope for the future restored. They faced a French side they had not beaten in a competitive game since October 1949 in Stockholm and a team that was looking to finish the group stages at the top of the group and avoid a game against Spain in the quarter finals. Sweden defended well throughout the game and prevented France from having …

Adventurous Russia misfire | Tactical Report

Russia and Poland played out a 1-1 draw in a match either team could've won. Poland added a holding midfielder, Dudka, to the starting lineup to combat Russia's counter-attacks. This was at the expense of their left winger, Rybus. They chose a solid defensive formation of 4-5-1 and looked to counter quickly against the Russians. Russia kept the same starting 11 that beat the Czech Republic. Dick Advocaat is not one for fiddling with different formations, so it was no …
Poland vs Greece: The Dortmund trio

Poland vs Greece: The Dortmund trio

Euro 2012 began with something of a bang yesterday evening when Poland and Greece fought out a 1-1 draw. There was shambolic defending, goals, red cards and a penalty, more than enough to keep the watching public entertained, but in truth from a game as hectic as this it can often be tough to draw any statistical conclusions. Much of the focus before the game had been on Poland's Borussia Dortmund trio of Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski …
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