An Early Look At Mourinho’s Tottenham Tactics

Jose Mourinho has returned to the Premier League after his spell at Manchester United. Although that stint yielded three trophies, it’s hard to see at as a significant success overall and the Portuguese manager will want to rehabilitate his reputation in English football. At Tottenham Hotspur, he has an excellent opportunity – a squad of […]

How The Global Financial Crisis Changed Football

If ever a sport reflected a certain disconnect with its audience, it is surely football. Players’ wages continue to climb, the big clubs remain cash cows and the competitive imbalances that have plagued the game for the past decade show little sign of levelling out. In contrast, most of professional football’s client base enjoy very […]

What’s Happening with Liverpool’s Pressing?

Liverpool have begun the defence of their Champions League title in reasonably good shape – despite a 2-0 reverse away to Napoli, two wins on the bounce, and an upcoming home tie against the bottom side in the group, Genk, should put the Merseyside team in a strong position before they host Napoli and face […]

Tottenham Hotspur’s Tactical Issues Explained

Tottenham Hotspur have not started the Champions League well. Last season’s beaten finalists were held to a draw away at Olympiakos before crashing to a 2-7 defeat at home to Bayern Munich. The Premier League season has started in similarly poor fashion. As these stats from OneFootball show, Spurs have significant ground to make up […]