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Why Villa and Bruce are a mismatch

Steve Bruce is not a bad manager – his record at Championship level proves that. For his management to work however, there is a certain mould of player required. His 2012/13 and 2015/16 Hull sides were all about power in central areas, much like his promotion-winning teams at Birmingham before that. The physical build of… Read more →

Liverpool’s Summer Transfers

Since Champions League qualification was assured with a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on the final day of last season, it is fair to say that Liverpool have had a rather mixed transfer window. On the one hand, they signed Mohamed Salah, who registered an impressive 15 goals and 11 assists in the Serie A last… Read more →

Why Zaha would be suited to Spurs

Wilfried Zaha has always been a player with plenty of pace and potential, but questions have lingered over his end product. This season, he has answered those questions more emphatically than ever before. Zaha has scored six goals and made nine assists for Crystal Palace this season. Whenever the Eagles win – they have done so five times in… Read more →

Why Bonucci would be perfect for City

Manchester City must eradicate their soft centre. They work hard to score patient, deftly-constructed goals, 60 of them in the Premier League, but their opponents rarely need to show the same creativity for the same outcome. Simple balls over the top and pace in forward areas has often been enough to unhinge City’s poor defence:… Read more →