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Case Study: West Brom 0-4 Manchester City 29/10/2016

October 30, 2016
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Case Study: West Brom 0-4 Manchester City 29/10/2016

For years we have heard of a mythical wet and windy night in Stoke that would be the true test for Barcelona. European cups and league titles all meant nothing until the world’s best footballers had been kicked a lot on a plough-field. Many thought the fateful day would never come, and they were...

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Premier League 2015/16 awards

July 24, 2016
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Premier League 2015/16 awards

Wonderful story, but one you would never want to actually watch back. While Leicester’s rise is incredible, it’s worth noting that it simply wouldn’t be allowed to happen if the Premier League was any good. It is an embarrassment that the league has been this poor for so long yet has shown no signs...

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Case Study: Olympique Marseille 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain 7/2/2016

February 10, 2016
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Case Study: Olympique Marseille 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain 7/2/2016

Is French football in bad health or is it as good as health as its ever been? On one hand, Paris Saint-Germain are so far ahead in the league that they will probably wrap it up in the coming weeks and with Dmitry Rybolovlev’s expensive divorce all but ending his interest in Monaco, no...

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Case Study: Manchester City 3-1 Everton 27/1/2016

January 29, 2016
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Case Study: Manchester City 3-1 Everton 27/1/2016

Although in very different situations and neither in any peril, both Manchester City and Everton aren’t particularly happy with how their seasons have gone. City once again looked to improve their squad with heavy investment in the summer, spending over a hundred million on Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Otamendi and Fabian Delph....

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Case Study: Manchester United 2-1 Swansea 2/1/2016

January 9, 2016
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Case Study: Manchester United 2-1 Swansea 2/1/2016

With Chelsea finally pulling the trigger on Jose Mourinho, the vultures have now started circling Louis van Gaal at Manchester United after eight games without a win. It’s a bit of an oddity that Mourinho’s sacking adds extra pressure to Van Gaal beyond shifting attentions onto him – just challenging for Champions League places...

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Case Study: Eibar 1-1 Valencia 13/12/2015

December 17, 2015
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Case Study: Eibar 1-1 Valencia 13/12/2015

With the understandable excitement in the British press surrounding Gary Neville’s appointment at Valencia churning out overwhelmingly positive spin, it’s worth taking a step back and actually looking at what would actually constitute success in his first job. The most obvious issue Neville faces is whether or not he’s actually much of a coach:...

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