Sensible Transfers: Liverpool
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Sensible Transfers: Liverpool

In this series, we will analyse teams, identify problem areas, and suggest solutions in the form of incoming players. We won’t follow gossip, rumours or conjecture, we don’t have inside information, and we’re not considering the brand value of players. Purely, their on-field performance, and their suitability for the team in question. Today’s team is […]

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Should We Get Rid of Throw-Ins in Football?
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Should We Get Rid of Throw-Ins in Football?

In December 2009 Arsene Wenger suggested scrapping throw-ins. The Frenchman argued that implementing ‘kick-ins’ to restart play would significantly speed up the game. Wenger was not a reliable witness. The previous month his Arsenal side lost 2-1 at Stoke City with both Potters’ goals coming from Rory Delap’s trademark long throw. That season it yielded […]

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What if Football Stopped for a Year?

As Arrigo Sacchi so memorably put it, football is “the most important of the unimportant things in life.” Following football is essentially a full-time job now. The endless blur of Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday thrums through the calendar like a bassline and – with press conferences, transfer news, twitter, and fantasy football, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. This […]

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David De Gea & the Near Post Myth

On the third week of the Premier League season, Patrick van Aanholt scored deep into stoppage time to claim Crystal Palace’s first win at Old Trafford since 1989. Immediately after the goal, there were questions asked of how Manchester United keeper David De Gea was beat at his near post. As per the maxim, everyone […]

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