Rangnick’s first game at Manchester United showcased a number of tactical intricacies which ultimately resulted in United producing a good, well-rounded & compact performance for the first time this year.
Below, in this in-depth analysis, I showcase how he achieved that.
Continue reading Rangnick’s tactics against Crystal Palace!
In anticipation of Rangnick taking over as Manchester United manager for the remainder of the season, I decided to take a deep-dive into his practical managerial qualities. Lots have discussed his philosophy, but few have analysed it in practice. Below, I do just that.
Continue reading Who is Ralf Rangnick? His tactics analysed in depth!
Not only is Solskjaer a phenomenal man, but he is a top manager who brought Manchester United hope for the first time since Sir Alex left despite competing in the best Premier League ever. As a long-time Ole supporter, it’s time for one final discussion of the great man.
Continue reading Farewell, Ole.
There’s been lots of talk about Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal lately, and rightly so because the Spaniard is undertaking a top rebuilding job. However, ahead of their difficult away trip at Anfield, I take a deep dive into the game and why expectations should be tempered.
Continue reading Arteta’s Arsenal’s expectations should be tempered ahead of Anfield visit!
The only way to judge the long-term future of a top club with its current manager is to look at the system he has implemented and ask yourself ‘will this team win a league with this system on the assumption the manager gets what he wants in the market?’
I applied that to Spurs.
Continue reading How to judge the quality of a project – case study
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are one of the most exciting teams in world football, and they’re due to explode. In the below mega-thread I discuss why Arteta’s tactics are conducive to enabling the team to do just that once they mature and blossom from kids into men.
Continue reading Why Arteta should be given time!
In the midst of Newcastle becoming the richest club in the world (to the extent that they are 10x richer than the filthy rich Man City), there’s been lots of talk about which players the club should sign. This is normal for fans, but the club shouldn’t think like this.
Continue reading How to rebuild a football club – a specific example – Newcastle United’s takeover!
A criticism attributed towards managers such as Solskjaer and Arteta at the beginning of their rebuilds at their respective clubs centered around the fact that ‘smaller’ teams played more attractive and dangerous football than them, but this line of thinking is linear.
Continue reading How to rebuild a football club the hard (but only) way – the blueprint!
Brentford have lit up the Premier League this season thanks to their exciting, aggressive and high quality style of football. This has been enabled by Thomas Frank’s tactical acumen, their shrewd approach in the market, and the quality of the likes of Ivan Toney.
Continue reading Thomas Frank’s Brilliant Brentford!
Liverpool are a special team who are massively going under the radar. They are easily the most complete team in the world. I picked them to win the league at the start of the year because of this, but I think they’re owed credit that they’re not receciving at this time.
Continue reading Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool – The most complete team in the world!