Relegation at the Riverside: Where has it gone wrong for Middlesbrough?

Middlesbrough are in trouble. Big trouble. Sitting in 19th place, they have the fewest wins in the league this season. And there are some big reasons behind that. Boro have the least shots in the Premier League, 8.71 per game, and are one of two clubs with less than 10, along with fellow bottom feeders … Continue reading Relegation at the Riverside: Where has it gone wrong for Middlesbrough?

Promotion Chasers – Anthony Knockaert

The Seagulls have been well and truly flying in the Championship this season, a point behind big money Newcastle, and 4 points ahead of their nearest competition for the automatic promotion spots. Brighton have been unlucky in previous years, missing out to Middlesbrough on Goal Difference last year, and losing out in the playoffs 3 … Continue reading Promotion Chasers – Anthony Knockaert

Striker Sensation: Timo Werner

Leicester City, 2015/16 Premier League Champions. A triumph for the underdogs. But how did they do it? Claudio Ranieri took the team from a relegation dogfight to top of the table in just over 9 months, by using the simple tactics of a strong, organised defense, a hard working midfield, and pace on the counter … Continue reading Striker Sensation: Timo Werner

Midfield Maestro: Amadou Diawara

Big clubs are always on the lookout for young talent, and I will be looking at some of the U23s that make their clubs tick. The young midfield maestros. Napoli have splashed their Higuain cash on some promising youngsters over the summer, with Piotr Zieliński costing them around £12m. But perhaps their biggest prospect is … Continue reading Midfield Maestro: Amadou Diawara

The Football League’s new initiative: EFL Futures

What is it?   Young talent is something that England is always on the lookout for, and currently we’ve got a fairly good crop. Dele Alli, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, all still 21 and under. But of course, there’s not a problem trying to develop a few more, and that’s what the Football League are … Continue reading The Football League’s new initiative: EFL Futures

Three at the Back and how England could make use of it

27th of June, 2016. The final whistle blows on the most embarrassing defeat the England national team have suffered. Fans look away in dismay as the Viking men who have defeated one of the most respected teams in the world wheel away towards their fans to celebrate with their customary ‘Thunder Clap’. England have been … Continue reading Three at the Back and how England could make use of it

The Growth of the Chinese Super League

With many big name players such as Graziano Pelle, Ramires and Hulk moving over to China for enormous price tags, the Chinese Super League is gaining a lot of public attention very quickly. But how has the league suddenly gained so much traction and begun to take off both within China and internationally. The first … Continue reading The Growth of the Chinese Super League