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  • Data Analysis: Emile Smith Rowe

    Heading into Boxing Day, Arsenal sat 15th experiencing their worst start to a campaign since 1974/75 and the club flirting with the relegation zone. Confidence was at an all-time low, pitiable performances from experienced heads and player social media feeds filling with apologies game-after-game. The squad found themselves in a lamentable state.    With that,…

  • Tactical Analysis: Juventus vs. Sassuolo

    Roberto De Zerbi’s Sassuolo side are the team to watch in Serie A this season, and after an exciting 3-3 draw in the last meeting against the Old Lady, the fixture looked to be both promising and competitive. A late first-half sending off for Pedro Obiang changed the complexion of the match. Nonetheless, the game…

  • Chelsea Women: The Majestic Queens of the WSL

    There aren’t many teams in this world who have the grit and courage to rise back up from continuous setbacks. The innate willpower of these teams is unparalleled and the strength they possess, unmatched.  When Emma Hayes took over the Chelsea women’s team in 2012, she inherited a side that seemed to be massively disjointed…

  • Joachim Löw’s Midfield Conundrum

    With the 16th UEFA European Championship just a couple of months away, the German national team is in one of their most precarious positions since the turn of the century almost 21 years ago. On a steadily declining curve since the sides’ World Cup triumph in 2014, a group stage exit 4 years later, along…

  • A Theoretical Analysis of the 4-4-2

      By: Russell Pope Featured Image: @GabFoligno / Neal Simpson – EMPICS / PA

  • Tactical Analysis: Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

    Matchday 15 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season began with a premium appetizer on Friday, as reigning European and German champions paid a visit to North Rhine-Westphalia to take on Borussia Mönchengladbach. Whilst Bayern got off to an early 2-0 lead via goals from Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka, Gladbach mounted a fierce comeback to claim…

  • Tactical Analysis: Sevilla vs. Real Sociedad

    In a match between two strong contenders for Champions League football, Imanol Alguacil’s Real Sociedad paid a visit to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán where they would take on Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla. The hosts went into the game unbeaten in La Liga since December 5, whilst La Real had only won one match from their past…

  • Wrexham A.F.C. in the 21st Century and the Path To Its Acquisition by Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcelhenney: Part 2

    This article is Part 2 of a series about Wrexham Association Football Club; you can read the first part of this series here.   The Approach   Preliminary discussions regarding the sale of the club began in May 2020. By this time, the club had been owned and run by The Wrexham Supporters Trust for…

  • Tactical Analysis: Manchester United’s First Half of the 2020/21 Season

    It has been quite the hectic season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United, to say the least. After defeating Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc de Princes and humiliating RB Leipzig at Old Trafford, the Red Devils relinquished their lead on their UEFA Champions League group after losing to İstanbul Başakşehir, PSG, and Leipzig, setting up…

  • Wrexham AFC in the 21st Century and the Path to Its Acquisition by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney: Part 1

    This article is Part 1 of a series about Wrexham Association Football Club; you can read the second part of this series here.   Wrexham Association Football Club was formed in October 1864. This makes the football club the oldest in Wales; and the third oldest professional club in the World (after Notts County and…