Analysis

  • Sheff Utd v Leeds: The key battles

    Andy Hinchcliffe takes a look at the tactical innovations of Chris Wilder and Marcelo Bielsa and the key battles ahead of Sheffield United vs Leeds.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:00:31

  • Football's dark arts: Your guide to the set-piece trickery, diving and sneaky fouls that make a difference

    The FC panel share their thoughts on the impact football's 'dark arts' are having on the game. Football's laws are always evolving. In recent years, there have been changes to the kickoff, alteration to the punishment for "last man" fouls and the long-awaited rollout of VAR. The rules and regulations have not adapted much in terms of clamping down on gamesmanship, and in a way, that is the point: It is not about breaking laws as such but more about pushing their boundaries in search of an advantage. A popular description of these actions is "dark arts," but what are its major forms? Here...

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    Source: www.espnfc.com | Published: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:00:00

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold is already a world-class full-back but he might not be there for long

    After a limp first-half display, Liverpool burst into life in the second period winning in the end very comfortably 3-0 against Watford Trent Alexander-Arnold praises Liverpool's resilience and breaks down the relief after he scored against Watford. It was a complex offside situation. Sadio Mane had converted the rebound, seemingly giving Liverpool a 1-0 lead at the Emirates, but a linesman's flag had thwarted him. Mane had been offside when the initial pass was played, but wasn't interfering with play. When he was interfering with play, in the second phase, he'd been level with Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian volleyed towards goal. Mane was onside, the goal should have stood. From the freeze-frames on the replay, we were looking at the...

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    Source: www.espnfc.com | Published: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:07:00

  • Tyler's stats: Is Jose the 0-0 king?

    Is Jose Mourinho the king of the 0-0? Are Leicester the most ill-disciplined team in Premier League history? Martin knows...

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:15:25

  • Nev on Premier League top four

    Gary Neville gives his verdict on the Premier League's current top four - Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 02:45:23

  • Redknapp: Arsenal not soft any more

    Jamie Redknapp feels Arsenal have cast aside their 'soft' reputation since Unai Emery's arrival at the club.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 14:45:22

  • Redknapp: 'Arsenal not soft any more'

    Jamie Redknapp feels Arsenal have cast aside their 'soft' reputation since Unai Emery's arrival at the club.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 14:45:22

  • Tyler's stats: Martial eyeing record?

    Is Anthony Martial close to setting a Manchester United record? Who has gone more games without a draw than Spurs? Martin knows...

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:00:28

  • Le Tissier: England must stop Modric

    England must nullify the threat of Luka Modric if they are to beat Croatia in the Nations League, according to Matt Le Tissier.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:00:06

  • Merson's England vs Croatia preview

    Ahead of England's clash with Croatia, Paul Merson tells us how the hosts should set up, who will win and what victory would mean for Gareth Southgate's side.

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    Source: www.skysports.com | Published: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 02:19:46