Monthly Archives: September 2013

Football’s Unappreciated Golden Age

There has been a debate running for a while now about the current level of world football and the number of great players currently active. With Europe’s major leagues less competitive than they have ever been and the international game … Continue reading

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea – Tactical Preview

This piece originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. In recent years, Tottenham versus Chelsea has reliably been one of the most watchable fixtures of the season. Goals are always guaranteed, occasionally in high quantities, and the football is always of great quality … Continue reading

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Cardiff City vs Tottenham Hotspur – Tactical Preview

This piece originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. With the transfer window long since closed and the international break already a distant memory, the 2013-14 season can finally get down to serious business. For Tottenham, an away game against Cardiff City is … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Currently Active Defensive Midfielders

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Disclaimer: when compiling and ranking this list, I was struck by the fact that our commonly-used linguistic terms for footballers and positions have been rendered obsolete by the rapid evolution of the modern game. … Continue reading

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City – Tactical Preview

This piece originally appeared on SpursStatMan.com. If the last few weeks have taught us anything it is that international breaks ruin everything. There is nothing wrong with international football per se but the last thing anyone needs, just as club … Continue reading

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Lukaku To Everton: The Smartest Move Of The Summer

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Of all the moves that took place in the summer transfer window, Romelu Lukaku’s loan switch from Chelsea to Everton might have been the one that made the most sense. The twenty year-old Belgian … Continue reading

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3-5-2: An Overview

This piece originally appeared on ValleyTalkBlog.com. When discussing formations it is critically important to remember that they are neutral: mere templates for the strategies that managers want to use in matches. Therefore, there is nothing inherently offensive or defensive about … Continue reading

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