Tag Archive: England

Jun 12

England 1-1 Russia: Hodgson’s fluent midfield impresses, though second half change gives Slutsky an undeserved point

  The high standards in the English media have often seen Hodgson face the stick for playing uninspired and mundane formations despite getting the crucial 3 points via narrow wins. England’s game in Marseille on Saturday would have been the perfect occasion for the media to announce England as title contenders; but ironically Hodgson’s fluid and …

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May 15

EPL Clubs 2013-14 Season Tactical Review : An array of styles in midfield

Manchester City were crowned the Champions of England after what could be called as probably the most exciting premier league season ever. Last time City won the league, it was branded the best finish to the league, but Pellegrini and Co. were in the driving seat and chose to steer clear of any sort of …

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Jan 23

Lucas’s injury exposes the Gerrard liability for Liverpool and England

This season of the EPL has often been described as the most interesting, particularly due to the instabilities created by managerial changes across top clubs at the start of the campaign. And unsurprisingly, the 2 more consistent clubs till now in top 6 were the ones which chose to retain their managements: Arsenal and Liverpool. …

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Dec 23

Arsenal v/s Chelsea Preview; The ‘only’ BIG London Derby

The much awaited derby of the most intense and entertaining Barclays Premier League season has finally arrived. Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates in a late kickoff, tonight. Over the years this particular fixture has been the home to some enthralling performances, dominated mostly by a certain Ivorian. Chelsea faced Arsenal thrice after Didier Drogba’s …

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Oct 14

World Cup 2014 Qualification Permutations: Crucial matches for Croatia, Portugal and England

With around 243 days left for the big event to kick off at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the national teams are gearing up for the ultimate and penultimate round of qualifiers to stand a chance of competing in the biggest sporting event on the planet, which is returning to its …

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