Monthly Archives: November 2014

Waiting For Dano

Daniel Sturridge was supposed to lead Liverpool AS (after Suarez). Brendan Rodgers was supposed to tailor his squad to the strengths of his striker, and in turn, that striker was supposed to take Liverpool, while not necessarily to the lengths … Continue reading

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Arsenal 0 Man United 2: Arsenal Schadenfreude is Never Ending

Admittedly the title is mixing in a couple tablespoons of sensationalism, something more appropriate for the Daily Mail and other English tabloids. Arsenal on the whole were better, whether through the eye test or through Expected goal models. One could … Continue reading

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Bundesliga Week 10 Roundup

Dortmund’s long nightmare is over. After beating Freiburg 3-1 on September 13th, their form bizarrely spiralled downward and went seven games without a win. However, Dortmund’s winless streak ended with their 1-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at home. The only … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Roundup: Week 14

The international break is upon us, which means that there’ll once again be a two week hiatus from European domestic football. Ligue 1 has gone through 13 match days so far in the 2014-15 season and Marseille’s lead at the … Continue reading

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La Liga Roundup Week 11: Getting In The Groove

The upsets from this weekend proved that anything can happen in Spain’s top flight. The league’s depth is unmatched (except perhaps in Germany), and as contenders Atl├ętico Madrid, Sevilla, and Valencia found out on Sunday, upsets can happen at any … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Roundup: Week 12

In many ways, week 12 of Ligue 1 was a preview for bigger things to come next week. With the showdown between PSG and Olympic Marseille next Sunday, the cards had to be shuffled and organized in such a way … Continue reading

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Manchester City 1, Manchester United 0: Tactics

Manchester City won their fourth straight Manchester Derby on Sunday, beating Manchester United 1-0 with the lone goal coming from Sergio Aguero. The game-changing event was Chris Smalling’s red card. As such, we’ve broken down our tactical analysis of this … Continue reading

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