Bundesliga – The American Hotspot

Germany and USA

The German Bundesliga has become an American hotspot in European football, with four players currently plying their trade in Germany encouraging the manager Bruce Arena to select them for the United States national team squad.

Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Fabian Johnson, Hamburg striker Bobby Wood, Hertha Berlin defender John Anthony Brooks and Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Christian Pulisic have been included in Arena’s first squad selection. Continue reading “Bundesliga – The American Hotspot”

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United – Tactical Analysis

Chelsea Vs Manchester United

N’Golo Kante scored the only goal of the match to guide Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time in three years with a deserved win against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United were reduced to 10-men when Michael Oliver brandished two yellow cards to dismiss Ander Herrera. Continue reading “Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United – Tactical Analysis”

Southampton – The Long Term Project to Success

Southampton Logo

Southampton’s tremendous transformation has formed one of the most admirable and astounding stories in English football. The saints have gone from being on the brink of vanishing to competing in Europe in just eight seasons and they continue to rise and march on.

Rewind to April 2009, Southampton were placed into administration and they were facing the prospect of playing in the third division for the first time in 50 years. Parts of the stadium were closed off and star players such as Gareth Bale and Kenwyne Jones departed to reduce costs. Continue reading “Southampton – The Long Term Project to Success”

Enrique leaves Barca, who will be next to enter the frame?

Luis Enrique

In the wake of Barcelona manager Luis Enrique announcing his decision to leave the club at the end of the season, I’m going to look back at his spell at the Camp Nou and the possible candidates to succeed him.

Luis Enrique has enjoyed a successful spell at the Catalan club, despite Barcelona’s high standards. He joined from fellow Spanish team Celta Vigo in 2014 and has led them to two La Liga titles, two Copa Del Rey’s, the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup. Continue reading “Enrique leaves Barca, who will be next to enter the frame?”

FC Koln Vs Bayern Munich – Match Preview

FC Koln Vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich aim to extend their lead at the top when they visit the Rhein Energie Stadion to face FC Koln on Saturday.

The Bavarians beat relegation strugglers Hamburg 8-0 on Match Day 22 at the Allianz Arena. However, they were unable to extend their lead due to RB Leipzig’s 3-1 win over Saturday’s opponents. Continue reading “FC Koln Vs Bayern Munich – Match Preview”