TheHardTackle reviews the midweek's action from Premier League which saw Chelsea stutter at home against Fulham while Manchester clubs pull away at the top of the table.
Thereai??i??s a certain irony in seeing Sam Allardyce do so well with West Ham at a time when the ai???Barcelona-liteai??i?? model is cast as the only future for English football. The success of his teamai??i??s sometimes brutal and often direct footballing style seems to puncture the pomposity of the so called educated managers who see ai???possession at all costsai??i?? as the sole strategy for effective football. Many fans have become sick of that hollow ai???progressiveai???, ai???possession footballai???sloganeering from managers like Brendan Rodgers which scream out the English gameai??i??s general deference to the continental blueprint. This is reflected in the English national team, who are on the whole second rate, but theyai??i??ve become doubly weighed down by a timid and unrelenting self-awareness that they arenai??i??t as cultured as their continental counterparts. Allardyce is unapologetic of his ai???route oneai??i?? game, which is quite refreshing. That may not be a fashionable point of view given Allardyceai??i??s penchant for the long ball and all […]
Manchester United and Luis Nani seem to have started the process of seperation with the Portuguese winger's contribution marginalized this term. THT examines the troubled relationship between the player and the club.
The Premiership title was already decided. Arsenal, who were the undefeated Champions in the previous season had to settle for a second place this time around. But, that didn't stop them from a demolishing act against Everton at Highbury in the penultimate season at their favorite ground.
Rafa Benitez will be in charge of his second game as a Chelsea manager against Fulham in midweek, and will hope his team can come to his rescue.
Liverpool capped off Bill Shankly's era by dishing out one of the most dominant displays ever seen in an FA Cup final as they thumped Newcastle United 3-0.
Dubai based investment banking company GFH capital are the latest from the Middle east to take over yet another English club, this time in the form of championship side Leeds United AFC. THT looks at what lies in store for the Whites at Elland Road.
Abramovich has been much criticized for the decision to dismiss Di Matteo. Whatai??i??s fascinating now is not just whether Chelsea fans will accept Benitez but whether Abramovich will accept the new manager's approach.
Arsenal travels to Goodison Park to take on Everton as the fight for the final Champions League qualification heats up. We bring you the detailed preview.
Manchester United host West Ham in a bid to collect all three points and remain clear of their title challengers. We bring you the detailed preview.