So, the transfer window is firmly shut, and all the squads are finalised. This weekend saw debuts galore, 28 goals scored, penalties, a Panenka and some interesting tactical matchups.
About Grant JamesGrant James is a professional football analyst and coach who holds a UEFA B Licence, 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.
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THERE are generally two types of managers in football. You get those that like to use the same tactics and style of football at every club they manage, and those who will adjust their tactics to suit the players at their disposal. Brendan Rodgers is certainly one of the former. The minute Liverpool’s owners decided […]
This was another fascinating weekend in the self acclaimed, “Best League in the World”. This article looks at 3 selected matches, with observations on tactics, team selections, and talking points going forward. And it’s LIVE.
Nuri Şahin has finally completed his loan move to Liverpool. How will he fit in to their side, to English football, and to Brendan Rodgers’ football? Let’s take a look.
Branislav Ivanovic is a Chelsea cult hero. He’s also a world class defender. But is the Serbian defender a centre back who can reluctantly cover at right back, or a right back with the physical attributes to cover in central defence?
I have decided to do this preview by category to allow for easier reading. As with any season preview at this stage of the transfer window – almost 2 weeks to go – there may still be significant movement, and even one quality signing can alter the squad’s balance enormously.
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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.