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6 Most common Tactical Formations in Football

Posted on August 6th, 2019

The most exciting thing about football is that there are numerous ways to play it. A manager has to mould different ways a team plays. You only need to have one look at the elite end of the game to notice the difference in the team formation and how they play. Watching a football game […]


Indonesia’s Football Stars: The Teams, Players And Stats For Your Starting Lineup

Posted on July 18th, 2019

In light of the recent news that Indonesia and Australia are considering a joint bid to host the 2034 World Cup, the Asian team are well and truly in the spotlight as of late. Despite a poor World Cup record that has only seen them qualify once, back in 1938, it is often far too […]


Best of the Premier League 2018-19

Posted on May 27th, 2019

Now that the hotly contested run of the Premier League 2018-19 is over with the title won by the defending champions, Manchester City, the time for transfers and changes to the team has arrived. A team that is speculated to go through most change is Manchester United, for example one of their star players and […]


Battle to avoid the final relegation slot in the Premier League

Posted on May 4th, 2019

We are reaching the business end of the season and the relegation fight is still very much on. Huddersfield were the first team to have their fate confirmed when they were beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park back at the end of March. Their return to the Premier League only lasting a single […]


Thanks, But Sarri That Wasn’t Good Enough

Posted on May 1st, 2019

It’s never dull as far as Chelsea are concerned, if it’s not the weight of an impending transfer ban on their shoulders, then it’s the continual questions as to just who will be in charge of the club at the start of the next season. With so many headlines being created due to matters off […]


Will Newcastle stay up? Supercomputer says ‘No’

Posted on March 7th, 2019

The international break has prompted talkSPORT to fire up their so-called ‘supercomputer’ in a bid to see what the table will look like at the end of the season. To many, it will come across as more of a gimmick and really just a way of whiling away the time until the international break is […]


Can Manchester United Win the Title?

Posted on January 28th, 2019

After Jose Mourinho left Manchester United, which came as no surprise at all, the team has been reinvigorated. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has won 7 games in a row in all competitions, showing the kind of football that’s to be expected from a team like that. Led by Paul Pogba’s brilliant return to […]


Can Tottenham Have a Say in the Title Race?

Posted on December 30th, 2018

For many, this Premier League season is shaping up to be a two-horse race. Defending champions Manchester City look like they are going to have their work cut out if they are to be the first team to win back-to-back titles since 2009. A look at https://www.paddypower.com/football/english-premier-league for Paddy Power’s latest Premier League outright odds suggests that even […]


Some Premier League Predictions for 2019

Posted on December 7th, 2018

It feels like the Premier League season has just got underway, but already we are reaching the busy Christmas period which usually acts as a catalyst for, or puts a dampener on, most teams’ seasons. For many teams, the narrative has changed dramatically from the start of the season to this point of the beginning […]


How you can use tactics to improve your betting skills

Posted on November 12th, 2018

Football has never changed, it’s always been eleven against eleven on a similar-sized pitch with exactly the same objective: to score goals. Yet somehow, every generation seems to want to reinvent the wheel, find new and impressive ways of lining up on the pitch and defeating the opposition. Teams played with a sweeper in the […]