How Manchester United might attempt to beat the seemingly indomitable Chelsea

Some thoughts on how United’s tactics may stifle Chelsea,  and how Mourinho can counter-exploit such plans. … a) The teams (predicted): 1.  Two up-front – A rather odd statement,  but two clever interchanging front men has come back into vogue recently.  More importantly,  Chelsea has shown signs of struggling against two front men,  most noticeably against Leicester,  but also on …

OliverHow Manchester United might attempt to beat the seemingly indomitable Chelsea

A few reflections on Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham

A rambunctious, rough-diamond of a contest, City’s victory over Spurs at the Etihad provides much to pore over                                                                                     …

OliverA few reflections on Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham

Reflections on the career, to date, of Xavi Hernandez

For all that world football lauds, and rightly so, the astounding twin talents of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, neither of those two quite justify the epithet “changed football” in the same way as Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona and Spain’s favourite eldest son                                     …

OliverReflections on the career, to date, of Xavi Hernandez