Emery’s line-up was a bit of a gamble in a few senses. Marco Verratti was just coming back from a calf injury, but he held up long enough to be a vital distributor for the goal scorers. His tandem partner Adrien Rabiot was the man-of-the-match, playing a stifling defense to protect a good but shuffled… Continue reading How PSG Overran Barcelona – Latest From the Touchline Column on @ByFarBlog
Managers tend to think in “group think.” Substitutions must be made at the optimal times – 60th minute, 70/75 minutes, and depending on the situation in the 80th or later. Rarely does a manager make a first half substitution except for injury, even if a player is rubbish. In this case Mitrovic was rubbish and… Continue reading Newest From the Touchline on Newcastle’s Win Over Wolves
This is the problem, however. If Arsenal hired Allegri, they’d replace a manager known for his intellect and player-friendly style with a similar style of manager. The biggest difference is Allegri can adjust his tactics and style to react to situations but this would not be the drastically different style that Arsenal need. The players… Continue reading Can Juventus’ Allegri Replace Arsenal’s Wenger? – Arsenal Insider
Stefan Pioli had a good problem on his hands. His Inter club was in form. The doldrums of earlier in the season were gone and the Nerazzurri had climbed to within points of a Champions League place. Standing in their way to reclaiming their usual spot as a scudetto contender was their nemesis Juventus. This… Continue reading From the Touchline Article on Inter’s Gameplan Against Juventus
Anyone who saw Bellerin sitting on that pitch knew he was in another world and needed to come off. However, what if his case was less clear? What if he had taken a blow to the head but looked and acted somewhat normal? What would have happened? Read more here.
I will be talking U.S. Men's National Team and their match tonight against Jamaica on Daniel Feuerstein's soccer show beginning around 9 PM. This will be the first USMNT match played in Chattanooga, and the second of Bruce Arena 2.0. I am sure there will be MUCH to discuss! Listen here.