Tactical Breakdown – West Ham’s Away Plan

With four games played, two at home and two away, this is West Ham’s record: Home matches: Played – 2, Lost – 2, Aggregate score – 4-6. Away Matches: Played – 2, Won – 2, Aggregate score – 5-0. The discrepancy becomes even more astonishing when you factor in the standard of the opposition; with […]

O90 – Tactical Analysis – West Ham 1 – 2 Leicester City

West Ham hosted Leicester City overnight, a week after both teams registered highly impressive opening week victories. A frenzied battle followed, with the Foxes just edging a 2-1 victory, though some questionable refereeing was also the cause for much hand-wringing around East London. With the Hammers allowed the space and possession to control the match […]

090 – Preview – West Ham United vs Leicester City

Upton Park is set to host the first match of its swansong season, as West Ham welcome Leicester City on Saturday. Both sides are coming off impressive first week victories, and both have brand new managers hoping to extend their teams’ handsome starts. Although both the Foxes and the Hammers earned splendid victories in their […]

Leicester City 2 – 1 West Ham: Talking Points

In what was a close game, a desperate Leicester side eventually won out. These three points, so precious for Nigel Pearson’s team, gives them at least a hope in beating relegation. For West Ham, with Sam Allardyce seemingly lolloping out the door at season’s end, this was not a display for the annals of history. […]

The 2014/15 Premier League So Far Awards: Part 2

Welcome back, and in the time we’ve been at break, Chelsea unbeaten run has indeed ended, Sergio Aguero has indeed been cut down by a serious injury, and, with that sort of prophetic start, I think we can safely assume that Roberto Soldado has started banging in the goals, let’s just check Spurs’ latest results… […]

Leicester shock Manchester U-nightmare

Stunning. Simply astonishing. You wouldn’t have been surprised had Manchester United failed to repeat a performance like the one that led to the thrashing of QPR, such was Rangers’ pitifulness. Leicester City were always going to be a different opponent entirely, having already, in just the first few games, showed mettle, grit and the ability […]

Is Falcao Arsenal’s Final Step?

First Mesut Ozil, a coup by most accounts. Then Alexis Sanchez, exciting and bristling with energy. And now, possibly, Radamel Falcao, one of the best goalscorers in Europe. Arsene Wenger was coy after Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City when he was asked about the possibility of bringing in a new striker. After briefly flitting […]