Premier League: Three tactical talking points from Matchday 16

Alan O’Brien 

1) Hard-running Hammers consign sluggish Slaven days to memory

If Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United had greeted the champions in this manner, claret (and blue) would surely have spilled. Continue reading

Advertisements

Premier League: Three tactical talking points from Matchday 12

Alan O’Brien 

1) Set-pieces may keep Manchester United in the hunt

Two seasons have passed since Manchester United last racked up a respectable goal-tally from set-pieces. The total of 12 amassed during Louis Van Gaal’s debut season was middling. What followed — two consecutive sevens, twice placing United second-last — was not. Continue reading

Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Poor decision-making from Moyes leads to yet another home defeat

The patience that Sir Alex Ferguson requested from his acolytes in May is wearing thin. Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Spurs was David Moyes’ fourth home loss in the league this season and the sound of United fans leaping to his defence is conspicuous by its absence. Here’s why: Continue reading