The Effects of Newcastle’s Takeover

The Effects of Newcastle’s Takeover

History points to certain English teams as bonafide football royalty. Over the last three decades (of the Premier League), Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been the major players, later been joined on the top table by Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City in recent years. New money started to infiltrate English football shortly after the turn of the century, and it’s now a common theme for clubs across Europe to be swallowed up by deep pocketed investment groups, or persons. …
Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool FC vs. Newcastle United FC; it's one of the most historic games in the Premier League, supposedly always meant to be a toe-to-toe, all-action, enigmatic thriller. Add in the magic of Boxing Day - a day which Liverpool have not lost a league match on for over twenty years - and the return of Rafael Benitez, and there was a recipe for something fantastic. Newcastle are not the force they once were though, and despite their manager, on a …
Fantasy Premier League Insight – Season So Far (Part 2)

Fantasy Premier League Insight – Season So Far (Part 2)

Season so far (Part 2) Welcome back to the season so far in the Fantasy Premier League! In this part, we'll look at the rest of the league... GW1 GW2 GW3 GW4 GW5 GW6 GW7 Manchester City W D W W W W W   Manchester City have proven why they are backed to win the Premier League this season. Excluding the draw with Everton and the narrow win against Bournemouth, City have been flawless with 22 goals in their 7 …
Oddities and Aggression Reignite Liverpool's Season

Oddities and Aggression Reignite Liverpool's Season

From its opening shots back in Summer 2015, this season has been one of the most unpredictable ever seen. Even now, as we roll through March, nothing is certain. Oh, unless you’re a Villa fan that is. As a supporter I’ve never experienced anything like it. I mean we’ve all seen blips in the usually predictable landscape over the years. I remember Norwich City having a spell in the sun, Blackburn Rovers as champions, Newcastle United and their Keegan influenced …
Newcastle Utd vs. Liverpool: Team News, Key Stats & Predictions

Newcastle Utd vs. Liverpool: Team News, Key Stats & Predictions

Klopp's Liverpool continue to impress, moving up to sixth in the league with three points against Swansea at Anfield, before thumping six past a full strength Southampton side at St Mary's midweek in the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final. Steve McClaren's Newcastle, on the other hand, are probably alongside Aston Villa as the worst team, on form, in the Premier League. They were very lucky to take three points against Bournemouth, and many reports are suggesting the former England boss has …
How Rodgers' Tactical Changes were Thwarted | Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

How Rodgers' Tactical Changes were Thwarted | Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

It was around this point last season that Liverpool were playing a back three. The basic idea behind it was to free up Sturridge and Suarez, allowing them to to play up front together whilst keeping a strong enough base behind them. This system lasted just over a month until the 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates, where Rodgers switched to a narrow 4-4-2 at half-time and from then on in, kept a back four for the rest of the campaign. To …
This Time It's For Real: Loic Remy to Liverpool Makes Perfect Sense

This Time It's For Real: Loic Remy to Liverpool Makes Perfect Sense

Liverpool are about to sign Loic Remy, which should ferociously ring your mental bells. They've been consistently linked with him since the 2010/11 season when he scored 15 league goals for Marseille, and the yearly reports of a possible move to Anfield have grown tiresome. We've been here before. But it looks like this time the move is for real, and for Liverpool, that makes perfect sense. Remy is an ideal winger/second striker type, fast enough to beat a defender …