Heading into this game, almost all the focus was on United and their current problems. By full time, this felt a lot like the 0-0 draw in 2013-14 under Mourinho – a missed chance for Chelsea to attack a United side instead of the negative approach taken by Guus Hiddink in this game.
With the news that Guus Hiddink will replace José Mourinho at Chelsea, let’s take a look at the difficulty of his task and whether he may actually find he has an easy job replacing the legendary Mourinho.
On Saturday, Bafana lost 3-1 away to 114th world ranked side, Mauritania. Numerous reasons have been given for such a shock result but when looking at how coach Shakes Mashaba failed to prepare for his opponents, this is no surprise. The arrogance of the coach and his long outdated beliefs has led to a defeat […]
With the start of the 2015-16 PSL Season upon us, we spoke to three of the country’s leading football journalists to get their predictions for the season: featuring Joe Crann, Neal Collins and Mark Herman.
The world’s leading Football Analytics company, Prozone, who were recently bought by American Sports Media giants, Stats will be holding their first Performance Analysis Course in South Africa. The first course will be held in Cape Town on Saturday 1 August and Sunday 2 August.
Below, you can find a list of transfers completed in the South Africa PSL. This contains all the completed deals and is the best way to catch up on any PSL transfer news you may have missed.
With the big news confirmed today of Steve Komphela being appointed as Stuart Baxter’s successor at Kaizer Chiefs, we look back at an interview from June 2012 where Komphela discusses his use of Prozone performance analysis and video analysis in his coaching. This interview provides the best insight into the workings of Kaizer Chiefs’ new […]
There are many issues surrounding Bafana Bafana currently but a nagging consistent question for all too long now is – Where is South Arica’s goal scoring striker? The number 9, the go-to-man, the predator in the box! Current coach Shakes Mashaba has utilised the likes of Tekolo Rantie, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Bongani Ndulula and Lehlohonolo Majoro […]
Much criticised and even ridiculed in certain quarters, Rafael Benítez has achieved more in football than many care to acknowledge. Some managers are hailed for the amount of titles they win; fewer managers are recognised for revolutionising the game, and even fewer are recognised for accomplishing both. With a quick review of Rafael Benítez Maudes’ […]
- Match Verdict: Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea December 29, 2015
- Why Guus Hiddink has an Easy Job Replacing José Mourinho at Chelsea December 22, 2015
- Shakes Mashaba Fails to Prepare: Arrogance Leaves Bafana AFCON Hopes in Tatters September 7, 2015
- PSL Season Predictions featuring Joe Crann, Neal Collins & Mark Herman August 8, 2015
- Prozone to Run Performance Analysis Course in Cape Town July 12, 2015
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Grant James is a professional football analyst and coach who holds an FA Level 2 Coaching License, FA Youth Module 2, CAF B License, the Prozone Level 3 in Performance Analysis and has a one-year diploma in Sports Coaching Science from ETA. All views are his own.
Ebrahim Sadien is an Italian football writer who also covers Bafana Bafana and local South African football.
Andy Forrester is a professional football match and opposition analyst based in Qatar. All views are his own.