Analysing what went wrong for Chelsea in the 2017/18 season.

You look back to the 2016/17 season and you would be easily forgiven for thinking that Antonio Conte was to become THE dominant manager in the Premier League and essentially usurp managers such as Jose Mourinho and even Josep Guardiola in becoming the one to watch as such. They had turned their fortunes around following a 3-4-3 tactical shift whilst reinventing Victor Moses as a RWB rather than the traditional RW position he was used to. This proved to be a masterstroke and with new signing N’golo Kante in the middle, Chelsea looked set for European dominance. Yet this didn’t happen as I will be telling you why.

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Sky high costs: How Sky’s dominance of football increases ticket prices.

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A few of you may remember my article from back in February, regarding ticket prices. If you’ve not read it, Here’s  a link to the article. Now this article is a sort of follow-up to that and it’s about Sky screwing over loyal fans out of going to matches.

So many fans this season have had plans ruined because of Sky changing the match days at the last minute, such examples include Everton vs Newcastle and Sunderland vs Fulham, another example was Manchester United vs Brighton this season, it was changed to a 7:45 kick off which meant hundreds of Brighton fans couldn’t go!

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Players of the 90’s: Tony Adams

 

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Adams in action against Chile for England in 1998. Picture from hitc.com

 

In my first two articles I have focused on some of the more popular attacking players to have graced the Premier League, going in-depth on their careers and how their “Legend” status has carved a place for them in the hearts of many a fan across the globe. But it is important to remember that a football team has 11 players on the pitch, and as such this time I will be looking at one of the most iconic defenders that was produced on these shores. He is a former 2 time England Captain, a one club man, and the last player to score a goal at the old Wembley Stadium before it was rebuilt. I am of course talking about former Arsenal club captain, and “Famous Four” member, Tony Adams. Continue reading

Man City Aren’t That Great

It’s almost considered blasphemy to even think about speaking ill of Guardiola and his Man City team, but perhaps the praise has gone too far. Now, I’m not suggesting that they aren’t a fantastic team, but to compare them to teams like the Invincibles or United’s treble winning team after 8 months of dominance is, quite frankly, absurd.

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Brighton and Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town – Match Review

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Red for Propper! Source: Twitter.com/OfficialBHAFC

With around eight teams in contention of relegation, any point in the Premier League is a good point. Especially at the business end of the season. The AMEX hosted Brighton v Huddersfield in a potential ‘do or die’ game for both sides. With their previous meeting resulting in a 2-0 win for Huddersfield back in December, the Seagulls were hungry for revenge but also for three points to lift them away from any danger of relegation. Huddersfield on the other hand were desperate for points being only three clear of the relegation zone at the time.

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