Samuel Eto’o is a player in the twilight of his career. He is gradually losing some of the qualities that made him such a decorated player, but one thing that he has continuously shown to be gaining is anticipation. His goal against Tottenham was a testimony to that.
A 20-year-old, no matter how talented, might not have capitalised on two defenders making mistakes at the same time as Eto’o did. read more »
Manchester United may have come out on top in today’s 0-3 win at West Brom, but there were still a few areas of concern very much apparent.
David Moyes’ side have had a lot of problems recently and when Juan Mata was bought to add creativity, he came with his own liability to the side.
Granted, he is one of best playmakers in the world but only when deployed in the central position. Moyes currently favours Wayne Rooney for that role and Mata has too much quality – and too big a price tag – to sit on the bench. read more »
Football is in some ways similar to an academic field. Where theoretical physicists have Sir Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein, in football we have men like Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
These coaches can envision ways to improve sides that are already good. They have their own theories and ways of conducting their daily business, but like all geniuses their work is always a masterpiece. read more »
Jose Mourinho’s ability to use virtually everything at his disposal to the ultimate goal of winning is what makes him one of the best managers in the game.
He has tradition of heaping praises on his players or his work; a tradition he is strangely deviating from this season. read more »
When Daniel Agger caught Jack Wilshere in Wednesday’s international friendly between England and Denmark, it appeared to be a nasty knock that he would be able to run off.
Even shortly after the game, Wilshere reassured everyone that it was just a bit sore and that he should be fit again soon. Not even he had a clue of how unfortunate things would get. read more »