Manchester City and Wigan Athletic go head-to-head in tomorrow’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
Steve Davis’s Crewe Alexandra celebrated winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Sunday after a 2-0 win over Southend United.
On 7 November 2012, Celtic set a new Champions League record – their victory over Barcelona was achieved despite having just 16.36% of the possession. That’s the lowest amount ever for the winning side in a Champions League game. The victory was made possible by Celtic’s set-up which allowed them to soak up pressure and [...]
André Villas-Boas’s Tottenham Hotspur made it 10 games unbeaten in the Premier League on Saturday by defeating Newcastle United 2-1 at White Hart Lane. It was also the 10th consecutive Premier League encounter in which Spurs have enjoyed more possession than their opponents – possession of the ball is core to the Villas-Boas philosophy. Throughout [...]
When the Premier League’s bottom side QPR travelled to European Champions Chelsea on 2 January, no one gave them much hope of doing any more than trying to keep the score down.There was perhaps one exception – new manager Harry Redknapp, a master of getting the best out of his teams.He had analysed the Chelsea [...]
Kevin Thelwell has been put in temporary charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers – a great reward for a man who started his coaching career younger than most.
David Moyes divides his training space up into grids and channels to work with his players. This method gives players a complete understanding of their role within the team structure. Getting the most from his Everton team as a collective unit enables them to perform strongly against sides with more spending power in the transfer market. Splitting training [...]
A documentary on Monday night charted the career of José Mourinho, from his humble beginnings as a translator for Bobby Robson at Barcelona, to the heady heights of coaching Real Madrid. The documentary ‘Mourinho’ was only shown in the UK, and it provided a rare insight into what makes José tick. Naturally for a man [...]
In winning the 2012 La Liga title, José Mourinho’s Real Madrid broke a number of records; securing 100 points in a single season, scoring 121 goals, gaining 16 away wins and 32 wins overall. Los Merengues achieved an incredible goal difference of +90, conceding just 31 goals – a testament to Mourinho’s widely respected organisational skills. [...]
At the DW Stadium this weekend James Morrison got on the end of Chris Brunt’s superb cross as West Bromwich Albion won away to Wigan Athletic. What was great about this goal, aside from the perfect left-wing cross from Brunt and the great run and finish from Morrison, was that it was straight from West [...]