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Tactics in MLS (And/Or The Supplemental Nature Of OptaStats)

I tend to consider tactics and Major League Soccer like an unabridged dictionary in a fourth grade classroom. While the study and employment of tactics within MLS happens, there is less tactical sophistication in MLS than in the more established leagues of the world. One thing is clear about tactics: […]

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Football’s Kitwalk

It is around 3.45pm on April 13th 1996 on the South Coast at the Dell. Southampton are hosting Manchester United, the hosts are 3-0 up. The Man Utd squad clad in grey enter the changing room to an apparent furious Alex Ferguson. The fiery Scot is annoyed and in one […]

Arsene Wenger Refuses to End Chase for Real Madrid Striker Alvaro Morata: Nightly Soccer Report

Despite Real Madrid insisting that there will be no mid-season departures either on loan or as permanent signings, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not giving up on his chase to capture the signing of striker Alvaro Morata, according to The Daily Telegraph newspaper. At the same time, there are rumors that Arsenal […]

Championship Scores From The Weekend

Week Three is done and dusted and here are your scorers, those red-carded and updated table (on the right side of the page) for the Championship. Charlton 4( Holland 26′, Gray (pen) 42′, Varney 69′, Bouazza 72′) Reading 2 ( Sonko 45′, Hunt (pen) 54′) Birmingham 2( Phillips 13′, O’Connor […]

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Swansea 2-2 Spurs: Free-kick specialist Christian Eriksen denies Swans victory [VIDEO]

Christian Eriksen stunned Swansea with two brilliant free-kicks after Tottenham striker Harry Kane had scored a spectacular own goal. Eriksen scored an 89th-minute winner on his previous visit to the Liberty Stadium and his dead-ball accuracy spared Spurs' blushes in a thrilling 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw. Tottenham dominated for […]

5 leading contenders for Liverpool manager’s job at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here Press Association Sport looks at the contenders. JURGEN KLOPP Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but […]