Archive | November 8, 2012

Fantasy Football – Gameweek 11

Our friends over at Fantasy Yirma provide their picks for Gameweek 11. Gameweek 11 preview: Rebel without a clause Theo Walcott still hasn’t signed a new Arsenal contract. He hasn’t signed it at the time of writing, he’s not likely to have signed it by the time you’re reading this, and he probably still won’t have […]

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The Football Philosophy of Sir Alex Ferguson (2012/13)

The classic 4-4-2 has been labelled a neanderthal system of football, even by Sir Alex Ferguson himself, and has not been relied on in its purest form for quite some time. A tale of diamonds, wingless wonders, has not regularly inspired Sir Alex’s team talk instructions. Then again, the manager has made a habit of change […]

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Analysis: the evolution of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has under José Mourinho developed into a rare hybrid of a winger and a forward whose game relies on explosive movement rather than pure technical ability. That is a far cry from Manchester United where the Portuguese was renowned as one of Europe’s finest dribblers; a tricky winger often criticised for taking too […]

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The Special One’s point to prove

Jose Mourinho has picked a fight with Madrid B coach Alberto Toril, underscoring the club’s failure to develop and promote young players from within. I’m not going to waste time asking for sympathy, because he doesn’t need it, but I think it was more than somewhat unfair that Jose Mourinho’s achievement in becoming the fastest […]

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