Why Mourinho Kept Adidas, Despite Coaching Nike Sponsored Tottenham

Why Mourinho Kept Adidas, Despite Coaching Nike Sponsored Tottenham

Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Tottenham head coach created an interesting dynamic in the commercial world, with many assuming it would bring an end to one of football’s most notable endorsement deals. Mourinho is among the key clients for sportswear giants Adidas, with a relationship which has now lasted 15 years and which, sources suggest, earns […]

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp slams Hamza Choudhury over Mohamed Salah tackle

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp slams Hamza Choudhury over Mohamed Salah tackle

 Jurgen Klopp claimed Hamza Choudhury’s “dangerous” challenge on Mo Salah could have left his Egyptian striker with a serious injury   Leicester and England Under-21 midfield star Choudhury was booked for a nasty 88th minute tackle on the Kop striker   Salah limped off moments before James Milner scored an injury time penalty to give […]

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What is a Director of Football?

A sporting director is now a common part of any elite footballing structure. While generally understood as a measure taken to protect clubs from the growing financial risk associated with their sporting decisions and as a means of ensuring continuity, the mechanics of the role remain vague. Previously, football departments were governed more simply, by […]

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Why do Football Clubs do Warm Weather Training?

Why do Football Clubs do Warm Weather Training?

Despite being barely two months into 2019, Liverpool have already been on two warm weather training camps this year. They went to Dubai for four days in January and then to Marbella for a couple of days in mid-February. Their return from the UAE was followed by consecutive draws at home to Leicester, ironically in […]

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Sensible Transfers: Liverpool

In this series, we will analyse teams, identify problem areas, and suggest solutions in the form of incoming players. We won’t follow gossip, rumours or conjecture, we don’t have inside information, and we’re not considering the brand value of players. Purely, their on-field performance, and their suitability for the team in question. Today’s team is […]

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Would Less Football Improve Football?

Would Less Football Improve Football?

Son Heung-Min played 78 games of football between 25th May 2018 and 13th June 2019. He benfitted from just 22 days of rest during the summer, 6 less than the minimum (28-42) recommended by medical professionals. And as a Premier League player, he missed out on a winter break, for which the recommendation is 14 […]

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Does Pep Guardiola “Overthink” Big Games?

Does Pep Guardiola “Overthink” Big Games?

Pep Guardiola has been accused by some of overthinking his approach to Champions League knock-out games, especially away from home. While his sweeping tactical changes ahead of such games, away from City’s consistent 4-3-3 and best players and towards more responsive, opposition-focussed approaches, still require a bravery of thought, Guardiola seems overly caught up in […]

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