There is a fine balance between an aesthetically pleasing footballing style and the ability to grind out good results. Football fans are divided in what they desire from their club; some fans would say they pay good money to sit in the stands and watch their team for the entertainment value: if football isn’t enjoyable, what’s the point of it all? 1,477 more words
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From Sean Dyche’s traditional 4-4-2, to Guardiola’s inverted fullbacks, then to Klopp’s high press, the first half of the 2016/17 Premier league season has been blessed with a plethora of contrasting philosophies, systems and ideologies. 1,275 more words
Allen suspended, no Clumsy or Glenda and the Captain and Phil Bardsley also injured. If ever there was a time for Mystic Mark to look into his crystal ball and come up with a spark of inspiration, it was Sunday and as the Boy and I sat down to watch the match we both wondered if Mystic Mark’s crystal ball had lost its connection. 1,093 more words
LONDON — The U.S. national team have been warned not to call up Geoff Cameron for their crucial World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica. 381 more words
Manchester United were held for a draw at home by Stoke City as the scoreline showed 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Martial came off the bench to score the opener but boyhood Manchester United fan and former Liverpool player Joe Allen equalised to get a valuable point for Stoke City. 690 more words
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could emulate club legend Ryan Giggs, according to Stoke City boss Mark Hughes.
The Potters face the Red Devils on Sunday, and it is up for debate whether manager Jose Mourinho will pick his skipper after injury and form have seen him on the bench for the last two matches against Leicester City and Zorya Luhansk. 205 more words