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 …
Manchester City's Season So Far | Stats Review

Manchester City's Season So Far | Stats Review

By all accounts it has been a good season so far for Manchester City. City currently sit second in the Premier League, one point behind leaders Arsenal, as well as being in the semi-finals of the League Cup. They have also reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time, something that former manager Roberto Mancini did not achieve during his two years in the competition with City. When Manuel Pelligrini arrived in the summer with a …
Early 2013/14's Underrated Players | Schneiderlin, Gibbs, Ward & Noble

Early 2013/14's Underrated Players | Schneiderlin, Gibbs, Ward & Noble

With 8 games gone, players are already being applauded for their impressive performances. The list includes Daniel Sturridge and Aaron Ramsey, but what about those who have performed without getting the recognition they deserve? I look at 5 of the unsung heroes in the Premier League so far this season. Morgan Schneiderlin Southampton have made an exceptional start to the season and after their draw against Manchester United, they find themselves in 6th place. Lallana, Clyne, and Lovren have grabbed …
Aston Villa 3 Man City 2 | Post Match Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa 3 Man City 2 | Post Match Tactical Analysis

"The way we lost this game was incredible. We led twice, and we had control of the game" The words of Manuel Pellegrini after the game and an entirely appropriate description of events. Man City twice led in this game yet somehow conspired to lose all three points despite controlling the game throughout and creating a number of good scoring opportunities. This was a game which could have provided a far more interesting tactical battle than that which actually emerged. Line Ups …
Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Rafael's Promise | Stats comparison with Zabaleta & Ivanovic

Rafael's Promise | Stats comparison with Zabaleta & Ivanovic

It might still be early in the season, but Rafael’s contribution to Manchester United this season so far has not gone unnoticed. In his four appearances this season, he has scored a goal in every other game: a statistic more readily associated with a striker. Perhaps it's not just the goals, but the manner and importance of the goals, that’s got me putting him in the spotlight this week. Against Fulham, he scored what turned out to be the match-winning goal by showing …
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