Championship 2019/2020: Battles at the top and bottom

This Wednesday sees the end of the 2019/2020 regular Championship season, with all teams having played all of their matches. Coronavirus saw that the season was protracted until now, virtually the end of July, but it has been worth the wait. We still have a lot to look forward to, and a lot of things … Continue reading Championship 2019/2020: Battles at the top and bottom

EFL Championship 2019/2020 – how are all teams doing?

We have come through the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, in the UK at least, and the country is beginning to come out of hibernation now. The Government have given the green light to sports associations to begin their activities again, and whether you agree or disagree with that decision, football is coming back into … Continue reading EFL Championship 2019/2020 – how are all teams doing?

Transfer Deadline Day – January 2020

Now that the winter window has shut, it's time to disect some of the deals that were done yesterday, and see what each player really has got for their money. NAME:¬†Odion Ighalo MOVE:¬†Shanghai Shenhua - Manchester United DEAL:¬†Undisclosed This was one that no-one saw coming, really, until around lunchtime yesterday onwards. United needed a striker, … Continue reading Transfer Deadline Day – January 2020

What has changed at Manchester United?

Since Jose Mourinho left Old Trafford, it is almost as if a cloud has lifted and everyone has a smile on their faces again. So what has new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done to change the atmosphere and what is noticeably different about his playing style? Firstly, he was brought in with games against … Continue reading What has changed at Manchester United?

Tactical Analysis: Why did Cardiff beat Fulham?

Cardiff finally got their first win of the season against Fulham, coming away with a 4-2 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium. Here, I take a look at why they were able to win. Cardiff set up in a simple 4-4-2 formation, but with the likes of Victor Camarasa and Callum Paterson given license to … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: Why did Cardiff beat Fulham?

Why are Cardiff struggling so much in the Premier League?

From a previous article's analysis (written by me) on Cardiff's summer transfer dealings: "Neil Warnock has worked his magic again, just as he did last summer. He has brought in quality for little money. They have obviously learnt their lessons from their last season in the Premier League when they spent big and struggled throughout. … Continue reading Why are Cardiff struggling so much in the Premier League?