Author Archives: Peter Quinn

About Peter Quinn

Although a college basketball coach for fourteen years on the NCAA Division I and II levels, Peter has been an avid football fan for more than half his life. He considers himself a student of coaching and team management. As well as coaching, Peter has spent time working in Sports Information at various colleges and universities in the United States. His articles have been picked up by International Business Times UK and USA Today. Twitter: @CoachPeteQuinn

The ‘United Way’ Will Endure, That Means Changes Will Be Made In Manchester

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The identity of a football club is something many fans and historians hold close to their hearts. The best example of this would be at Barcelona where they believe they are “Més que un club” (More than a club). A … Continue reading

David Moyes Planning A “Shock And Awe” Campaign For The Start Of The Transfer Window

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For those who are unaware, “Shock and Awe” is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an enemy’s perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight. >A high … Continue reading

Premier League Manager Of The Year Candidates: Evaluating Rodgers, Martinez & Pulis

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The Premier League season is coming to an end and the race for first place is still up in the air. Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool have surprised many (if not all) by defying preseason odds and rocketing to the league’s … Continue reading

Diego Costa Will Be Chelsea’s Catalyst And Premier League Box Office

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The worst kept secret this season has been Jose Mourinho and Chelsea’s pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s star striker Diego Costa. Reports have linked the Brazilian-born forward to the London club since before the January transfer window. The main reason Costa hasn’t … Continue reading

Why Manchester United Will Continue To Pursue Toni Kroos

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The Daily Telegraph’s Oliver Brown recently wrote: “More than William Carvalho at Sporting Lisbon, or Ilkay Gündogan at Borussia Dortmund, it is Kroos who potentially offers the single most effective antidote to United’s midfield malaise.” What Toni Kroos represents to … Continue reading

Toni Kroos Has A Decision To Make: Re-Sign With Bayern Munich Or Demand A Transfer To Manchester United

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Prior to Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final in Manchester, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German media that midfielder Toni Kroos will not be leaving the club this summer. When asked about the 24-year-old’s future, Rummenigge replied: “Toni Kroos … Continue reading

“Moyes Out” Plane Banner Will Do More Damage Than Good at Manchester United

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Firstly, I am not a David Moyes supporter. He wasn’t my first choice as a successor to Sir Alex Ferguson. For what it’s worth, Moyes wasn’t even on my list of potential candidates as Manchester United’s new manager. But those … Continue reading

Manchester United Supporters Will Lift Their Club To One More Night Of European Glory

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“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Manchester United is staring at what could be its last Champions League home match for some time when it … Continue reading

Manchester United‘s 5 Likeliest Transfer Signings This Summer

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The summer will be here before you know it, and so there’s no doubt that one club that will be busier than most in the transfer window will be Manchester United. Before I get to the 5 footballers who are … Continue reading

David Moyes Needs to Learn From Bill Belichick and “Do Your Job”

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Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League, is a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the winningest coaches in the history of the American sport. The overriding philosophy for Belichick and … Continue reading

Diego Simeone’s ‘Philosophy’ Has Led Atletico Madrid To The Top Of La Liga

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has repeated time and time again that his team lives “game by game.” That has been the Argentine’s philosophy since he took over leadership of the club two years ago. Every day, Los Colchoneros train … Continue reading

The Stars Might Finally Be Aligning For David Moyes And Manchester United

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After twenty-two Premier League matches, Manchester United is sitting in seventh place; fourteen points behind league leading Arsenal and six points behind Liverpool/Tottenham for the final Champions League spot. United’s plummet from the summit of English football to its current … Continue reading

With Juan Mata’s Transfer, “The Special One” Puts “The Boring One” Label To Rest

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There were some concerns amongst a section of fans and the media that Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea and the Premier League wasn’t living up to its billing. A few columnists had even gone so far as to re-brand the … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Should Have Kicked David Moyes And Manchester United While They Were Down

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A few years ago, I was working for a nationally ranked college basketball program (small college-NCAA Division II) and we were playing in the conference tournament against one of our biggest rivals. Earlier in the season, we had twice beaten … Continue reading

David Moyes And Manchester United Need A Wembley Final

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Sometimes the best thing that can happen after a team loses a match is to play another one shortly thereafter. Manchester United has that luxury on Wednesday night when Sunderland arrives at Old Trafford to face United in the second … Continue reading

Manchester United Will Find Strength From Their Defeat At Stamford Bridge

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“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson For the first time in recent history, Manchester United is failing on the pitch. United has seen its share of … Continue reading

Manchester United Are Heading Into A Vital Four Day Stretch

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The fortunes of a club can change instantly. This is just how it is in football sometimes. One day you’re the “in-form” team that everyone needs to “watch out for”, the next minute you’re “reeling” and your season is “on … Continue reading

Uncertainty At Southampton Should Put Premier League Clubs On Alert

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The future of Southampton FC has been thrown into doubt with the recent admission that chairman Nicola Cortese wishes to leave his position due to on-going disagreements with ownership over the running of the club. According to Sky Sports, it … Continue reading