ARSENAL signed left footed French International, Olivier Giroud from Montpellier this summer for a fee in the region of £12m. He has had a somewhat slow start to his career in England, but recently scored his first Premier League goal, and has shown an ability to create goals for those around him. What can we […]
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A post-international Premier League weekend delivered a fairly tepid round of fixtures. Until Monday night that is, where Everton vs. Newcastle produced the most thrilling game of this season so far. All 10 grounds played You’ll Never Walk Alone, we had another ridiculous handshake-gate, and there were more calls for goal-line technology. All in a […]
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.
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.
Key points from this weekend’s opening Premier League games
Alex Song’s move to Barcelona as Seydou Keita’s replacement has far greater ramifications than initially meets the eye. To look at this in the overall context, one has to first highlight the earlier bit of business the Spanish side completed this summer.
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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.
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