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Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

With Liverpool's stunning runaway victory of the Premier League title last season, some pundits and fans wondered if England had become more like France or Germany. Were we now seeing a separation between the league's best teams and those around them? The gap between 2nd placed Manchester City, and 6th placed

Embracing the ‘new normal’ will take time

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The lockdown, due to the pandemic, has brought about the true sentiment behind the well-known axiom, 'you don't know what you have until it's gone'. While people are subconsciously aware of life and its sudden and frail nature, the virus has seemingly brought these feelings of trepidation to reality. People from

The understated value of the modern winger

Written by Tiki Taka Style Unpredictable forces, wizards of the dribble, electricity personified. Wingers have traditionally been seen as a lovable commodity and the primary source of entertainment for football romantics. A museum piece. Capable of lifting thousands of fans from their seats and making the whole crowd roar with a

Young Lions – Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho El Arte Del Futbol

History suggests that the notion of English footballers departing to greener pastures abroad in the pursuit of blossoming on the biggest stages is somewhat of an anomaly. While sizeable names such as Gary Lineker, Steve McManaman and David Beckham instantly spring to mind, it is important to note that each

Kyle Walker Piledriver Seals City Victory

“Step by step, we will get our best condition. To start with 10 points from 12 is a good start for us and I am so satisfied.” Vintage City were not on show at the Etihad as Pep Guardiola’s men ground out a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Magpies. With the likes

Commanding City Romp The Terriers: A Match Report

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Manchester City’s 6-1 drubbing of Huddersfield Town had a sense of déjà vu for the in-attendance goalscoring trio of Tony Adcock, Dave White and Paul Stewart, who had struck a treble apiece in a 10-1 rout against the Terriers in November 1987. Pep Guardiola showcased his renowned tactical malleability as he

Catenaccio vs Total Football

Very often we draw comparisons between Football and religion. Some people say football is a religion in itself. According to the experts, there are some 4,300 religions in the world. Similarly, there are multiple ways to play football. The difference? Like every religion aims to establish peace, harmony and happiness

Huddersfield Town’s survival Story

The Beautiful Game – A reoccurring exclusive where fans talk about their fondest/most unforgettable memories relating to football. Today guest EADF writer Sivan John recollects Huddersfield Town's fantastic Premier League survival story and the plethora of emotions Huddersfield Town fans like himself felt over the season. "10th of May 2018 will

The Casillas-Mourinho fall out

This article was first shared on Quora as "The Iker Casillas Farewell controversy" written by Sushruta Nandy. Iker Casillas was a legend at Real Madrid who represented the Los Blancos 725 times and won multiple trophies.It was indeed surprising that such a player had to say goodbye in a press-conference without

From Benchwarmer to Title Winner: The Rise of Zinchenko

“Zinchenko is talented, but he must be realistic. He can only play for Manchester City on his PlayStation.” Andriy Voronin exhibited a ruthlessness in his early prognostication of the Ukrainian’s spell in the Premier League, one that was earlier reserved for some of the finest goalkeepers in the Bundesliga, during the

Manchester City vs Chelsea preview

Manchester City are only 5 games away from securing the Premier League as they head into a exciting battle against Chelsea today. Chelsea face champions-elect Manchester City on Sunday, aware that Pep Guardiola's side are almost certain to win their fifth top-flight league title this term. City are unbeaten in their previous

Stopping the City charge: Derby edition

Ardent United fan Anirudh Shenoy has a crack on the tactical approach/approaches Jose Mourinho might deploy to try coming anywhere near stopping the unstoppable force that is Manchester City. 13 wins on the bounce and a mammoth 8 point gap in the league. It’s almost as if City are toying

PREMIER LEAGUE XI OF THE SEASON, SO FAR

So, eleven games into the Premier league season, the pace has been well and truly set by a rampant Manchester City side who are already 8 points clear at the top of the table. They have been nothing short of incredible to watch and their philosophy of staying true to

Super Sunday Premier League Preview II

While the attention would be on the Chelsea – Manchester United clash on Sunday afternoon for obvious reasons, City vs Arsenal is the more intriguing tie this weekend in the Premier League for those with a taste for free-flowing, end-to-end football. Manchester City are flying high at the moment, steamrolling every

PL Weekend review: Manchester City sailing on

Somewhere in the middle of the first half of the season ,it can be said that the very foundation has been set for the plot to unfold.Manchester City are pulling away and there are ominous signs for the others in the top-6. With the Terriers pulling out a shocker and

Pep v Pochettino:Analysing Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker’s move to Manchester City, worth an initial 50 million Euros , made him the most expensive English player in history.However, he’s gone about operating at right full back, in a very different role at Manchester City as opposed to his time at Tottenham. This can primarily be explained

Pep Guardiola – The Conductor

A detailed look into Pep Guardiola’s journey from a footballer to a genius manager empowering every team that was fortunate enough to be managed by him. It is difficult to quantify force. Sure, Mass times Acceleration, I know, I have received schooling (if not an education). But what about the force

The Case for the Defensive Midfielder

The importance of the Defensive Midfielder in football today. In theory, football is (should be) a simple game. Eleven players attempting to put the ball in a net, in the process moving it among themselves and keeping it away from the grasp of the opposing team. In practice though, the

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