Chelsea is the surprise winner over Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich in the 2012 UEFA Champions League. Chelsea’s manager, Roberto Di Matteo was put in charge of Chelsea after Andres Villa-Boas was relieved of his duties by Roman Abramovich due to a poor run of matches and unrest in the dressing room. Di Matteo sent Chelsea out with a game-plan to contain Bayern and, for the most part, the policy worked as Jupp Heynckes’ side sought to pick holes in a […]
Part 2 of the Monaco exploratory assessment. part three will be available soon.
Earlier this monthThierry Henry was appointed AS Monaco chief after Leonardo Jardim was sacked. Henry is somewhat of a prodigal son; he returns to the club where it all started. Heading into the match, I figured Thierry would be in his assessment phase, and probably not wedded to a starting eleven or shape. Keeping that in mind, I was very curious to see how he’d approach (i.e., game model) this pivotal moment in his life. […]
Welcome to my latest post analysis, this week we take a look at Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Millwall FC. I was expecting a real treat and both sides didn’t let me down. Aitor Karanka Forest failed to secure a win in front of the home crowd against midtable side Millwall FC. Making just 7 shots in the 90 minutes, they were evidently the better team against Neil Harris’ Millwall who has bounced back from […]
In July Mauricio Pochettino started his fifth season in charge of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Honestly, I was skeptical of the chairman’s, Daniel Levy, decided to hire a relatively unknown manager who abandoned Southampton FC for the Lily Whites of North London. Anyway, that’s why Daniel Levy is the chairman, and I’m one of many die supporters hoping to see the club lift another trophy in my lifetime. Ten years is much too long, especially […]
Swiss club BSC Young Boys (YB’s) and the most successful club in Croatia, GNK Dinamo Zagreb faced off in the first of two legs in the Champions League Qualifier. The most important phase of the game quickly became the battle between Dinamo’s defensive block and YB’s pressing and counterattack. First Half BSC YOUNG BOYS In the opening minutes of the match BSC Young Boys (YBs) lined up in a traditional 4-4-2. Young Boys manager, Gerry Seoane took […]
This piece is an introduction and announcement of the launch of my blog “6th Disciple Analytics” the place football enthusiast of all levels can access digestible football match analysis. This blog will be a resource to folks that love football but for one reason or another don’t enter spaces where they can ask questions without being ridiculed or ignored. So this is where I come in, and hopefully a few other enthusiastic lovers of the […]