The Defensive Midfielder III – Roles Explained

Following on from part I & II of the “Defensive Midfielder Series”, we move on to part III where we will look into the different roles played by the defensive midfielder and expand on what makes them unique and vital. The deep-lying playmaker, anchorman, Segundo Volante, and regista are the four major roles used by … Continue reading The Defensive Midfielder III – Roles Explained

The Defensive Midfielder II – Modern History

The modern era has seen several changes in role of the defensive midfielder. Every 4-6 years we see a shift in the type of holding midfielder that teams want to employ. Looking back, the 90s was the true introduction of the hard hitting, tackling midfielder. The 1998 World Cup saw France use two holding midfielders … Continue reading The Defensive Midfielder II – Modern History

Summer of Blues

Another season draws to close and the world turns their attention to the World Cup; Chelsea Football Club enters a summer of unnerving uncertainty. The club are no strangers to controversy but this season is a huge summer for the English club who could be in danger of falling behind the Manchester Clubs, Liverpool and … Continue reading Summer of Blues

The Emery Effect

Unai Emery has been announced as the new Arsenal manager. The three time Europa League winner with Sevilla has signed with Arsenal Football Club after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain ended. After 22 years, the Gunners have a new manager but is it the same story all over again? Let’s start with the positives. Emery … Continue reading The Emery Effect

Kevin Lee – Aiming for the Stars

Kevin Lee. The Motown Phenom is bidding to become the interim Lightweight champion of the UFC this weekend at the T-Mobile arena. In his way stands the ‘El Cucuy’ Tony Ferguson who is one of the meanest and arguably the best lightweight contender in the UFC with a 9 fight winning streak to his name. … Continue reading Kevin Lee – Aiming for the Stars

The Money Fight – McGregor v Mayweather

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather is official and scheduled to take place on August 26th. Who would have thought? What started as a war of words between two stars that are (or were) at the pinnacle of their careers has become the most anticipated spectacle of the modern sporting era. A lot has been written … Continue reading The Money Fight – McGregor v Mayweather

Joanna Jędrzejczyk – G.O.A.T

Joanna Jędrzejczyk has become one of rising stars of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world today, a fan favourite and a dominant champion in her 115-pound division with four consecutive title defenses. Her overall record stands at 13-0 which keeps her undefeated in the UFC. It’s hard to look pass why she isn’t considered one … Continue reading Joanna Jędrzejczyk – G.O.A.T

A New Era at Stamford Bridge

19 years ago a young English centre back took the field as a second half substitute in a League Cup tie against Aston Villa. Everything that has taken place since is as they say history. John Terry has been a stalwart of the club since he joined at the age of 14. Terry subsequently cemented … Continue reading A New Era at Stamford Bridge

The Dangers of Weight Cutting

The weight cutting process that has tormented fighters for years is something we regularly overlook and take for granted. We have witnessed many a fighter who have put their bodies through torture to make weight for fight night. First of, let me explain what weight cutting entails: It is the process of losing weight days/weeks before … Continue reading The Dangers of Weight Cutting