Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay points to Rudy Gestede’s injury time equaliser against Leicester City on March 12th as one of the key moments in his side’s title-winning season. Cardiff went on to win the league by eight points and secure Premier League football for the first time. That goal from Gestede was particularly pleasing for [...]
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. [...]