1. Arsenal Can Use Athletic Advantage to Press and Harry Tottenham

    This weekend’s headline game in the Premier League is, without doubt, the north London derby. It’s always a special occasion, a game even the most neutral of fans hate to miss...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 months ago 6,010 reads 8 comments

  2. Jittery, Nervous Tottenham Dispensed with by Pressing Machine Bayer Leverkusen

    WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON — For the second time in as many weeks, Tottenham Hotspur failed to overcome Bayer Leverkusen’s press-heavy play, falling 1-0 to Roger Schmidt’s men at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 months ago 5,481 reads 14 comments

  3. Scouting Angel Gomes: Manchester United's David Silva-Esque Midfield Talent

    Angel Gomes ' fledgling career this week took another step toward the limelight. The 16-year-old, who is excelling for both England's and Manchester United 's youth setups, was ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 months ago 7,649 reads 6 comments

  4. Liverpool Must Combat Christian Benteke Threat to Prosper vs. Crystal Palace

    On Saturday, a fixture that has traditionally promised goals in gluts looks set to deliver once again. Crystal Palace entertain Liverpool at Selhurst Park in a game that hosts intriguing tactical duels and players taking on their former club...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 months ago 2,527 reads 10 comments

  5. Manchester City's Jadon Sancho: An Exceptional Talent Showing Guardiola Traits

    Often forgotten amid  Manchester City ’s attempt to crack Europe’s elite is the success of their youth system in recent years...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 months ago 3,376 reads 1 comments

  6. Chelsea's 3-Man Defence Is the Perfect Antidote to Leicester and Jamie Vardy

    This weekend the Premier League returns with a battle of two Italian tacticians, as Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City travel to Stamford Bridge to square off against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 months ago 4,204 reads 3 comments

  7. Is Bayern Munich's Niklas Dorsch the Next Toni Kroos or the Next Schweinsteiger?

    It’s arguable there is no more stable outfield position in Bayern Munich’s team right now than central midfield...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 12 months ago 6,395 reads 5 comments

  8. Gareth Southgate's Tactical Acumen Can Lead to Unlikely England Success

    For the second time in as many months, England head into a World Cup qualifying fixture with a new manager at the helm...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 12 months ago 1,401 reads 0 comments

  9. Bayern Munich's German-American Star Timothy Tillman Is Turning Heads

    Bayern Munich’s under-19 squad have begun the season in much the same way their senior counterparts have: in imperious, stormtrooper -like fashion, winning games by comfortable scorelines...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 12 months ago 17,385 reads 11 comments

  10. Can Tottenham Take Celtic's Blueprint of How to Stop Man City 1 Step Further?

    It is no grandiose statement to suggest this weekend’s visit to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur will be Pep Guardiola’s greatest challenge as Manchester City manager yet...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 12 months ago 3,274 reads 3 comments

  11. Hints of Philipp Lahm in PSG's Full-Back Prodigy Alec Georgen

    In football, trade-offs are very frequently made. Be it from a business standpoint, a tactical standpoint or a personnel standpoint, prioritising one direction or avenue delivers a hammer blow to another...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 12 months ago 971 reads 1 comments

  12. Mesut Ozil vs. N'Golo Kante the Key Duel in Arsenal vs. Chelsea

    Moving rapidly from one glamour tie to another, Chelsea may already be feeling the effects of the seasonal grind of football...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 10,547 reads 45 comments

  13. Stymieing Midfield Runners the Key for Manchester United to Beat Watford

    Last weekend’s Premier League action could hardly have contrasted more starkly from Watford and Manchester United’s standpoints; the former battled back from two down ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 8,800 reads 51 comments

  14. Manchester United's Axel Tuanzebe Has Hallmarks of Eric Bailly and Javi Martinez

    Manchester United pride themselves on youth production, with the records associated with their consistent focus on bringing academy players into the first team well known...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 7,742 reads 4 comments

  15. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Key to Manchester United Combating Pep Guardiola's City Press

    As if the return of domestic football following another dreary international break wasn ’t exciting enough, the first Manchester derby of the season—infused with ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 10,274 reads 28 comments

  16. Jeremie Boga and Granada: A Loan Match Made in Heaven for the Chelsea Youngster

    Chelsea are a club frequently mocked for their “loan army”—a so-called horde of players, ranging in age from teenage years to mid-20s, spread across the world playing football in temporary destinations...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 5,329 reads 11 comments

  17. Sam Allardyce Faces 3 Huge Decisions Ahead of Slovakia vs. England

    The first international break of the season is always a painful one—it comes at an incredibly awkward juncture and, many feel, serves to stomp out the flow of recently returned ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 5,142 reads 6 comments

  18. Tottenham Don't Need Kevin Wimmer; They Have Cameron Carter-Vickers

    Tottenham Hotspur ’s first-choice central-defensive pairing is one of the finest in the Premier League...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 2,443 reads 3 comments

  19. Execution on the Counter Key to West Ham Beating Pep's Manchester City

    On Sunday, two Premier League sides with very different mindsets will do battle. Manchester City, who have won four from four under new manager Pep Guardiola , come up against West Ham, who have been distinctly up-and-down so far in 2016-17...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 2,445 reads 3 comments

  20. Is Pablo Maffeo the Unlikely Solution to Manchester City's Full-Back Dilemma?

    Among the myriad talking points drawn from Pep Guardiola 's first three competitive games in charge of Manchester City , the full-back situation is hot among them...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 5,556 reads 6 comments

  21. Arsenal Must Press to Protect Their Own Defence from Vardy and Musa

    You’d have got long odds against both of last season’s Premier League top two losing on the opening day of the new season, and anyone who did have a flutter will have been handsomely rewarded...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 2,748 reads 11 comments

  22. Controlled Aggression & Versatility Key to Mason Holgate's Everton Breakthrough

    Watching Premier League teams go through pre -season rituals can be a laborious task, and the amount of real, useful information you can extract is severely limited...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 3,681 reads 3 comments

  23. Southampton's Tactical Adjustment Under Claude Puel Is Behind Schedule

    ST. MARY’S STADIUM, SOUTHAMPTON— Southampton opened their 2016-17 season with a stuttering 1-1 draw at home to Watford on Saturday in a game where teething issues reigned supreme...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 880 reads 0 comments

  24. Arsenal's Makeshift Defence Must Combat the Liverpool Press in Season Opener

    The fixture computer has thrown Premier League fans a fat, juicy bone to chew on over the course of the opening weekend...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 13,224 reads 52 comments

  25. Versatility, Aggression and Circumstance Keys to Ola Aina's Chelsea Chance

    Chelsea ’s pre-season has been racked with question marks: What formation will the team play in 2016-17? Will Antonio Conte’s renowned training and tactical methods sink ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 year ago 13,157 reads 44 comments