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’ […]
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DUTCH goalkeeping legend Sander Westerveld sat down with us to discuss his career, his silverware-laden time at Liverpool, South African football and goalkeeping in general.
IT was billed as The Battle for the Player of the Season Award: Luis Suárez, current top goalscorer in the league, versus Gareth Bale, Welsh wizard who has been scoring spectacular goals for fun. Remarkably, both had scored 14 goals in their last 14 games before this fixture; both would make their mark in a […]
ARROGANT, selfish and an inflated sense of self-worth. All these things have been leveled at Daniel Sturridge in recent times, but even more so after reports started that his 3 and a half year spell at Chelsea was to come to an end, with a £12m move to Liverpool. Are these tags fair? And just […]
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.
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.
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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.