Tales from the Top Flight

Newest From the Touchline on Newcastle’s Win Over Wolves

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

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Tales from the Top Flight

Can Juventus’ Allegri Replace Arsenal’s Wenger? – Arsenal Insider

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

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From the Touchline Article on Inter’s Gameplan Against Juventus

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

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Media Hit – USMNT Postgame on Feuerstein’s Fire

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.

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My New Soccer Column – From the Touchline on BFTGT

I am pleased to share that starting, well, this week I will have a new column on the great soccer website By Far The Greatest Team. My column, entitled From the Touchline, takes different games from around Europe and analyzes the coaching decisions made in the game. Going beyond just the knee-jerk analysis of what worked… Continue reading My New Soccer Column – From the Touchline on BFTGT