The unmatched versatility of Bernardo Silva

ManOnMonday004 Last season, Guardiola unearthed a gem in Joao Cancelo, who played a variety of roles in his Man City side, most notably as an inverted left back. This move saw him regularly move into midfield in possession, alongside Rodri or Fernandinho. It gave Ilkay Gundogan license to move further forward, leading to a club-highContinue reading “The unmatched versatility of Bernardo Silva”

There isn’t a binary answer for everything, but stats will help you become better at watching football.

ManOnMonday003 By now, it should be a known fact that the integration of data analytics has been a positive for football. Data plays a crucial role in analyzing team performances, scouting opponents, and, most importantly, seeking out potential transfer targets.  Basically, everything that you see happen on a football pitch can be ticked off andContinue reading “There isn’t a binary answer for everything, but stats will help you become better at watching football.”

With rags or with riches, Eddie Howe will make Newcastle fun.

ManOnMonday002 In a time where society seems to have forgotten (or has a strong desire to forget) about the coronavirus, Eddie Howe oversaw his first match as Newcastle manager from a hotel room. The coach had received a positive COVID-19 test in the buildup to the game against Brentford, leaving assistant Jason Tindall in chargeContinue reading “With rags or with riches, Eddie Howe will make Newcastle fun.”

Something cool is happening at Vitesse. You should know about it.

ManOnMonday001 Despite my original interest in the Europa Conference League when it was first announced, I must admit that I haven’t tuned in to its matches that often. But a few weeks ago, I decided to open up a Tottenham-Vitesse stream as I was doing some busy work. That decision paid off. I was treatedContinue reading “Something cool is happening at Vitesse. You should know about it.”