Author Archives: Ben Weich

Why David Moyes, Not Villas-Boas, is the Right Man for Tottenham

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Following the recent departure of Harry Redknapp from Tottenham Hotspur, attention has quickly focused on the search for his replacement. In recent seasons, the North London club has enjoyed spells of success in the Premier League and Champions League. Now … Continue reading

John Terry Should Not Be At Euro 2012

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Once again, English football is in the midst of a row caused by John Terry. His latest scandal, the alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand, has meant that he and Ferdinand’s brother, Rio could not both be selected for England’s … Continue reading

Why Moneyball Will Not Work in Soccer

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Actor Pitt arrives for the world premiere of the film "Moneyball" in Oakland

In the last decade, the philosophy known as ‘Moneyball’ has revolutionised the way baseball teams evaluate players. Based on the field of ‘sabermetrics’, the approach is designed to reveal players’ ‘true’ value by judging them solely on their performance-related statistics. … Continue reading

Manchester City and Chelsea Trophies Weren’t Bought; They Earned Them

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Three weeks ago Manchester City clinched their first Premier League title in dramatic fashion, beating QPR with two injury time goals. It was a remarkable day, and a fitting way to end a thrilling, season-long title race with bitter rivals … Continue reading

Despite Winning Champions League, Chelsea Not Winning Admirers

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Following Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League final, Europe’s collective media has fallen over itself to praise the character and resilience of their performance on the night, as well as their run in the competition which saw them topple Napoli, … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur’s Summer 2012 Transfer Targets

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So despite finishing fourth in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur will miss out on Champions League football because Chelsea won it all in Munich. Because they will only be playing in the Europa League, the strategy for this summer’s transfer … Continue reading