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  • Need for Speed: An Analysis of Nottingham Forest’s Defence

    As Nottingham Forest adjust to life in the Premier League following an agonising 23-year absence, it appears that the defence has come under the most scrutiny from fans and experts alike.  But let’s get this straight, this is by no means a marauding criticism of Forest’s back line. Joe Worrall, Scott McKenna and Steve Cook…

  • Casemiro to Carrington: The Latest Star to Trade the Bernabeu for Old Trafford

    After 100 days of the Frenkie de Jong saga, it was not anticipated that Manchester United would opt for a different profile. Following two difficult losses to begin the season, the club has been in dire need of a defensive midfielder for over 8 years.   This transfer window finally sees United addressing a big…

  • Everton’s Worrying Predicament at Center Forward

    Everton have consistently displayed their commitment to utilising striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as an integral name on the team sheet going forward, the England international first cemented his place in the starting eleven in the 2017-18 season, playing 32 games and scoring 4. Although not outstanding for a Premier League number 9, at age 20 the…

  • Unrealised Expectations and a Summer of Unforeseen Rejections: Does Cristiano Ronaldo Still Have Anything to Offer Europe’s Elite?

    Five-time Balon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is one player who has frequently dominated headlines this summer. Well, it isn’t unusual for Ronaldo to dominate headlines, he’s always hugged the limelight ever since he emerged as a superstar during his first stint at Manchester United but he would definitely like to shy away from some of…

  • What Can Robert Lewandowski Bring to FC Barcelona’s Attack?

    “Barcelona needed a goalscorer. He is a machine that scores goals. If you look at his stats he guarantees goals and every team needs a player like that. With him, Ansu Fati and Aubameyang we have that.”  says Joan Laporta – FC Barcelona President.  Barcelona have been struggling to score goals since their top two…

  • Thomas Tuchel’s Flailing Attacking Firepower at Chelsea

    Chelsea endured a subpar pre-season campaign, especially in the goals department. They put two past Club America, just one past Charlotte, and were trounced 4-0 by Arsenal without so much as a single reply.   They improved over the last two friendlies with Udinese but again lacked ruthlessness in front of goal in their season…

  • Leeds United’s Hunt for a Striker

    England forward Patrick Bamford enjoyed an injury-free campaign in the club’s first season back in the Premier League, finding the net on 17 occasions on his way to earning his solitary England cap to date.   The striker’s well-documented injury woes last term played an integral role in Leeds’ alarming relegation scare. Having featured in…

  • Joe Rothwell: Analyzing Bournemouth’s Latest Recruit

    Bournemouth began their transfer window with the signings of Ryan Fredericks and Joe Rothwell, who departed West Ham and Blackburn Rovers after the expiry of their contracts, before adding Brazilian goalkeeper Neto from Barcelona, Argentine center back Marcos Senesi from Feyenoord, as well as a third English player in Marcus Tavernier from Middlesbrough.   The…

  • Everton’s Right Back Situation

    The situation at right back for Everton is a highly contested topic. Discussions about replacing aging club legend Seamus Coleman are far from a new idea, several managers over the past 5 years have looked to the board to get their wingbacks in place and Coleman is often discussed as a backup moving into the…

  • Everton’s Worrying Midfield Situation and Transfer Priorities

    Everton’s midfield is always a constant when discussing the club’s lack of progress, dating back to the time of the departure of David Moyes who ensured the balance was right in the centre of the park. However, the 7 managers that have followed Moyes have all struggled to find a solution to the issue –…