Arsenal’s first goal against United epitomises everything that is wrong with modern football
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Arsenal’s first goal against United epitomises everything that is wrong with modern football

A unique incident happened in football around 2019 during the English Championship promotion playoffs, which featured a match between Leeds United and Aston Villa. It was one of those games where you had to see it to believe it, and knowing that story is critical in judging what truly happened in Arsenal’s opening goal against…

The Philosophy and development framework of Ralf Rangnick
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The Philosophy and development framework of Ralf Rangnick

The Philosophy and development framework of Ralf Rangnick “Gegenpressing,” a high-intensity kind of counter-pressing style of football popularised by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, is the concept that most people identify with Ralf Rangnick. But the 63-year-old is so much more, and considering his background and feats with clubs such as Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, and RB Salzburg,…

Jurgen Klopp’s ‘little’ comment is a disrespect to the African continent and he should apologize
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Jurgen Klopp’s ‘little’ comment is a disrespect to the African continent and he should apologize

Jurgen Klopp’s ‘little’ comment is a disrespect to the African continent, and he should apologize By Shivex Recent comments made by Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has generated quite the stir on social media, and rightly so, as it has not gone down well with millions of Africans at home. It started when the German manager…

Ethan Laird; a future right-back for Manchester United
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Ethan Laird; a future right-back for Manchester United

Ethan Laird; a future right-back for Manchester United Many top-level managers across the world have expressly modified their tactical systems to better suit attacking fullbacks, with coaches aiming to give them less defensive duties so that they can consistently influence attacks. Ethan Laird, the Manchester United academy graduate – now on loan at Swansea City,…

DRIVER DISMISSED, GAS EXHAUSTED; OLE NOT AT THE WHEEL ANYMORE
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DRIVER DISMISSED, GAS EXHAUSTED; OLE NOT AT THE WHEEL ANYMORE

DRIVER DISMISSED, GAS EXHAUSTED; OLE NOT AT THE WHEEL ANYMORE By Shivex It was always bound to happen at some point in time. The way things were going at the club, it was just a matter of time before the axe fell on the manager’s head, and Manchester United, after seemingly holding back for what…

The revisionism and Ole’s time at Manchester United
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The revisionism and Ole’s time at Manchester United

The revisionism and Ole’s time at Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s past few weeks at Manchester United have been marred by defeat, individual errors, a lack of squad cohesion, and repeated leaks to the media regarding the status of the players and how some of them appear to have lost faith in him. It will…

German Bundesliga: Augsburg vs Bayern Munich Pre-match Review
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German Bundesliga: Augsburg vs Bayern Munich Pre-match Review

German Bundesliga: Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich Pre-match Review On returning from the international break, Augsburg will be facing Bayern Munich on Friday night at the WWK Arena at 8:30 pm WAT. Bayern Munich will begin their 2021-22 season away to struggling Augsburg on Friday night to make it five wins in a row in the…

Player analysis: Bruno Fernandes – High risk, high reward
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Player analysis: Bruno Fernandes – High risk, high reward

Bruno Fernandes – High risk, high reward   Bruno Fernandes hasn’t changed much since his debut season at Manchester United. He nearly single-handedly assumed the mantle of creativity and served as the impetus for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactical framework. Picking up from where he left off last season, the Portuguese international has started every game…

Are ex-players as managers the winning formula?
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Are ex-players as managers the winning formula?

By Abhiram Girgaonkar Across European football, there seems to be a trend of clubs appointing club legends as their managers. As a franchise manager, you are often exposed to criticism, but when you are bound with the club and its fan base, it can either make it easier or worsen your relationship with the club. How…