Analyzing the reaction to the June Nations Lague games 

ManOnMonday007 In the recent international “break” that saw star players like Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk complain about its purpose after a grueling season, several larger nations struggled. The two most notably poor performances came from England and France, arguably the two favorites for Qatar 2022. England looked stagnant and lost twice toContinue reading “Analyzing the reaction to the June Nations Lague games “

Chelsea’s summer will be busy. But expect more change than just new faces.

Since the turn of the year, the discourse surrounding Chelsea has been troubling and odd. Most Chelsea fans will admit to mixed feelings in regards to the Abramovich situation, but even more so towards the drab second half of the season. Sure, they reached two domestic cup finals, but the club’s entire ethos champions winningContinue reading “Chelsea’s summer will be busy. But expect more change than just new faces.”

Is Salah a striker or a winger? It doesn’t actually matter

On April 19th, Thiago and Mo Salah were on press conference duties after Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of Man United. Many of you probably saw the interview when it circulated on social media, mainly because Salah had said “they made our lives easy” (He cleared this up afterwards by claiming he had been referring to hisContinue reading “Is Salah a striker or a winger? It doesn’t actually matter”

Strengthening Southampton’s Frontline — Using Data and Video Scouting

In the modern era of the Premier League, Southampton have often been seen as the blueprint for how smaller clubs can establish themselves as midtable teams through an innovative transfer policy. They frequently take risks on less established players, usually between the ages of 22 and 26, allowing them to compete with clubs that wouldContinue reading “Strengthening Southampton’s Frontline — Using Data and Video Scouting”

Ones to Watch at The Africa Cup of Nations

Written by Max Taylor and Philippe Stengel, Data Visualizations by Jamie Kirke Over the next few weeks, 24 countries will compete for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, seven months after its initial delay. The likes of Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez will headline this year’s tournament, but who are some other names to keepContinue reading “Ones to Watch at The Africa Cup of Nations”

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.”

Scouting Victor Osimhen

By Breaking Down Each of His Goal Contributions So Far This Season There’s an incredibly exciting group of young center forwards across European football progressively developing their game and rapidly growing in stature. The two obvious names are Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, who have rightly been mentioned alongside some of the world’s best forContinue reading “Scouting Victor Osimhen”