All posts tagged with: Tommy Elphick

Aston Villa’s August Review: improvement needed

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Aston Villa. What we said in pre-season “While Aston Villa boast some of the league’s most technically gifted players, the current direct system can stifle creativity. Their… Read more →

Sunderland Season Preview: the re-build

Sunderland’s policy has long been to sign old players in an inflated January market and change manager frequently. They always just about stayed up with that approach, but always with the sense that they were treading water. Last season, those years of short-term thinking caught up with the Black Cats, as supporter Michael Oates –… Read more →

The Bournemouth Identity: Season Preview

Bournemouth will not change any time soon. As long is Eddie Howe is in charge, they will retain their belief in passing football and playing out from the back. To some, this shows admirable commitment to one philosophy, something rarely seen in the modern game. To others, it shows a lack of pragmatism and an unwillingness… Read more →

The Bournemouth View: a memorable season

It just keeps getting better and better for AFC Bournemouth. From crippling financial woes and non-league fears in 2009, to beating Manchester United and Chelsea in a mid-table Premier League finish this year, playing good football along the way. But what does the future hold for the swashbuckling Cherries? Supporter Rob Lee (@robmatlee) talks tactics, the need for… Read more →