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Archive | November 2012

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF LUIS NANI

  When Luis Carlos Almeida Da Cunha aka Nani was snapped up by Manchester United in the summer of 2007 for £17 million, it was regarded as a good move for both club and player. After all, the young winger’s senior from Sporting Lisbon was already at the club and had shown how ready he […]

Wilfried Zaha – The Next Big Thing?

Crystal Palace’s young winger Wilfried Zaha is certainly not short of admirers and after his international debut against Sweden aged just 20 he has become one of football’s most wanted. Zaha came on to replace Raheem Sterling in the 83rd minute, he looked bright but wasn’t given enough time to really show what he could do on […]

3-5-2 for Arsenal? The Pros and Cons

As I’m sure you are aware it has been reported that Arsene Wenger may consider changing  Arsenals playing formation from 4-2-3-1 to 3-5-2. It is the formation that was being used when he first joined Arsenal and it is also the formation that saw Juventus win their 28th Scudetto and match our unbeaten streak of […]

How The Decision To Sack Di Matteo Impacts Chelsea And Who Willl Replace Roberto At The Chelsea Helm?

So Di Matteo has been sacked by Chelsea, with Rafa Benitez set to be named as the 8th manager under Roman Abramovich’s reign as Chelsea owner in what is expected to be a short-term deal. Rafa has undoubted world-class abilities as a manager. He’s suited to the Premier League. Whether he will succeed long-term with […]

An Insight Into The 3-5-2 Formation

There are a number of teams recently in the Premier League using the formation 3-5-2. There have been a number of teams in Italy using it to great effect. Here’s a look-in at how the 3-5-2 works and the burning question: Can an English team successfully use the 3-5-2? Wing Backs The main reason Napoli […]

SEEING RED AT CARROW ROAD: A FEW POINTS

Not for the first time this season, we were outplayed by our opponent who was more determined and more willing to get the points at stake. But for the first time in a while, we could not come back from a goal and we fell to our third loss of the season. The only thing […]

My Premiership Team of the Week

Above is my team of the week from the week-end’s Premier League games. They include: 17/11 Arsenal 5 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur 17/11 Manchester City 5 – 0 Aston Villa 17/11 Reading 2 – 1 Everton 17/11 Liverpool 3 – 0 Wigan Athletic 17/11 West Bromwich Albion 2 – 1 Chelsea 17/11 Newcastle United 1 […]