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”
The Wenger era could be set to draw to a catastrophic end, after last night’s demoralising 5-1 thrashing from Bayern Munich intensified the pressure on Arsenal.
Arsenal conceded four goals in the second half, after ending the first half level at the home of the German champions. The performance was dismal and several top players failed to deliver in arguably the most important game of their season. Continue reading “The Problem at Arsenal”
West Ham and Millwall are separated by under four miles and share one of England’s most bitter football rivalries.
The first meeting took place in 1897 in a friendly, although the first competitive fixture was won 2-1 by then Millwall Athletic in the FA Cup in December 1899. The two clubs were situated just under three miles apart, which signalled the beginning of their rivalry. Continue reading “Tribal Football Rivalries – West Ham Vs Millwall”
Arsenal’s European decline continued as German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich outclassed and condemned the gunners to a demoralising 5-1 defeat.
Arjen Robben fired the hosts into the lead in stylish fashion, with an incredible rising effort into the left top corner from 20 yards. Alexis Sanchez equalised before the break by converting the follow-up from his missed penalty kick. Continue reading “Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal – Tactical Analysis”
Local derby games contested between Premier League giants Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is referred to as the North London Derby.
The derby originates from November 1887 but the first competitive fixture between both sides took place in December 1909. Arsenal and Tottenham met in the first division and the gunners won by a 1-0 score line. Continue reading “Tribal Football Rivalries – Arsenal Vs Tottenham Hotspur (North London Derby)”