• Image Continues To Be Almost Everything In Football

    Looks matter. They're not supposed to, but they do. When a mother kisses her overweight son on the forehead and tells him that she thinks he's beautiful, she knows - really - that the world will judge him largely on his appearance. Often, football is erroneously presented as a reflection of society, but this is an instance in which that's actually true. The way a player holds himself, dresses and behaves - his aesthetic qualities - matter almost as a much what he does on the pitch. ...

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  • Are Everton Experiencing Difficulty Or A Crisis?

    No other team more perfectly encapsulates the damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t hypocrisy that lies at the heart of modern football than Everton. For a long succession of seasons their prudence in the transfer market was a source of immense frustration, not only to Blues but to outsiders too, as it was widely acknowledged that here was a side just a couple of big signings away from breaking into the top four. Why didn’t they show some ambition? Why didn’t they stop settling for silver and speculate to accumulate? ...

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  • Tactical Profile: Is Jesé A Good Fit At Stoke City?

    Sponsored by Top Eleven. Jesé will be crucial to Stoke City's success this season. In this video, we examine his tactical usage on the field, and take a look at some of his stats from the last few years. ...

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  • Morning Editorial: Reiss Nelson Has The Opportunity To Shine For Arsenal

    Talented youngsters are nothing new at Arsenal Football Club, with Jeremie Aliadiere, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Gedion Zelalem all touted to be the next best thing, before being chewed up and spat out by the cruel nature of football. Arsene Wenger is always keen to bed these players in - often to his own detriment - but to his credit he will always offer opportunities and as he famously said in regards to Cesc Fabregas who broke into the Invincibles side at 17, "if you're good enough, you're old enough". ...

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