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The Dammed Spurs: How it ended in tears for Pochettino

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone….. The events that have unfolded over the past week has shocked the footballing world, but let’s rewinds back to the start in order to gage some context. It’s May, 2014. Gerrard’s slipped, City are champions, Jose Mourinho is the manager of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs have just hired their 10th manager of …


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How Chelsea’s investment in youth paid off

If you follow football long enough you are bound to hear at some stage some of these unanswerable debates that are now older than most football fans. Who’s better? Messi or Ronaldo? Why couldn’t Lampard and Gerrard play together for England? And could Real Madrid do it on a cold, wet Tuesday night in Stoke? But for the last decade …


Julian Nagelsmann: The future of German football

To many fans of the premier league the name of Julian Nagelsmann is one they’re not too familiar with, even fewer know the circumstances that allowed him to become a coach in the first place. Just as the German national team went through ‘Das Reboot’ in the mid to late 2000’s, through completely replacing the methods of training in all …

Pep Lijnders vs Mikel Arteta: A tale of two assistants waiting in the wings

In the history of football, the footballing gods have tended to shine their light on teams that plan their managers ahead. The continuing of philosophy across the tenure of a manager is deemed as one of the riskiest decisions a club can make. Rarely taken due to the fact that managers often times refuse to relinquish their control of the …