Fabio Capello Is Not Learning From Past Mistakes
Fabio Capello Is Not Learning From Past Mistakes

No, you NEED to listen! In a game like yesterday’s the result is of no consequence. England will still qualify handily for Euros, (but in all probability not go very far), and they weren’t playing their strongest side by any means. Yet, even if the penalty was awarded and it […]

How Much Of This Can Be Blamed On Hodgson?
How Much Of This Can Be Blamed On Hodgson?

Liverpool are, quite frankly, terrible. Seven games into the season, they have played exactly two halves of Champions League caliber football. Ten men against Arsenal was riveting, and the comeback against Manchester United raised some hopes, although in retrospect that is probably made to look better than it was by […]

Hodgson's Made Some Mistakes But Gerrard's Position Isn't One
Hodgson's Made Some Mistakes But Gerrard's Position Isn't One

If a side is losing, obviously something needs to be changed. What it generally means, is that in a team of 11, 2 or 3 aren’t pulling their weight. Whether that’s because they’re not good enough (hint, Poulsen is in this category), or because they’re in the wrong role is […]

Could The Three Man Defense Work In England?
Could The Three Man Defense Work In England?

For most Premiership clubs with title aspirations it’s not the loss at Stamford Bridge or the Emirates that puts the trophy out of reach, when looking at the schedule those are games that a manager knows are hugely difficult to win. What separates winners from 3rd or 4th is the […]

Is The 4-4-2 Finished?
Is The 4-4-2 Finished?

Generally, football matches are won by the team with the better players. It’s not a game that upon first glance seems to lend itself to a great deal of tactics, a team just tries to send the ball to it’s most talented goal scorer by any legal means. Yet people […]

How Important Is Width To Victory in the World Cup?
How Important Is Width To Victory in the World Cup?

In a word, extremely. While many things that were once considered standard are looking out of place in the modern game, such as the 4-4-2, one that is still firmly relevant is the idea of an English winger, someone that runs out wide and makes opposition fullbacks miserable, thus using […]

What More Can England Do?
What More Can England Do?

In the aftermath of England’s World Cup exit, the media and the fans are already planning for 2014, and the European Championships in 2012. There are calls for a new manager, an overhaul of the squad and even a change to the domestic league. However, that is all obscuring the […]

What England Needs To Do
What England Needs To Do

England so far have been…poor to say the least. Still, it hasn’t been for want of effort or heart as some fans would believe. If they didn’t care then the scorelines against the United States and Algeria would have been much worse. However, changes need to be made, not only […]

How Weak is Englands Backline?
How Weak is Englands Backline?

With England’s captain Rio Ferdinand now out of the World Cup Finals, one would think the notoriously pessimistic English would be packing it in already with fears about their defense, but there has hardly been a tremor. Throughout the Premiership campaign Ferdinand had not played up to potential, and many […]

Wayne's World: The Importance of Rooney
Wayne's World: The Importance of Rooney

It seems every World Cup, England puts together a solid team, that somehow depends upon the brilliance of a single man, who can take the merely good players around him, and make them into world beaters. In years past it was Beckham, and this year it’s Wayne Rooney. Ask the […]

Does Alberto Aquilani Have A Future At Anfield?
Does Alberto Aquilani Have A Future At Anfield?

Generally, after the heights climbed of the 08-09 Premier League season, Liverpool supporters thought that this past season would be their year. Surely a squad that would have won the title if not for a couple of blunders against Middlesbrough and a draw with Everton, a squad that did the […]