Analyzing The 2016-17 PFA Team of the Year

April 20th, 2017 marked the announcement of the 2016-17 PFA Premier League Team of the Year. As always, there are a few eyebrow-raising selections. But on the whole it is a really solid team full of players who have been absolutely incredible this year for their clubs. The Mastermind's very own Team of the Season … Continue reading Analyzing The 2016-17 PFA Team of the Year

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English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 31

This week in England's top flight, Chelsea secured a crucial win over Manchester City that probably secured the Blues the title, Everton came out with a hard-fought point against Manchester United and Hull City scrapped their way out of the bottom three with a win over Middlesbrough. Through all ten matches, there were many standout … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 31

English Premier League Team of the Month March 2017

The Premier League is beginning to wind down with Chelsea all but walking away with the league title, but as March would have it, the race for relegation, top four and more are just heating up. March was another strange month in the Premier League in the sense that some teams played twice, some played … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month March 2017

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 29

It's seemed like a foregone conclusion for about 5 months now but this might have been the week that won the title for Chelsea Football Club. No side in Premier League history has ever been 13 points ahead of every other club and failed to win the title, putting it almost beyond doubt that the Blues … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 29

Mastermind Player of the Month (January 2017): David Luiz

If you haven't watched a minute of Premier League action this season you may be surprised to see this name claiming the number one spot in the world of football as The Mastermind's Player of the Month for January. But in truth, David Luiz has been arguably the best defender in the Premier League this … Continue reading Mastermind Player of the Month (January 2017): David Luiz

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 23

What an interesting set of midweek matches. In what is a bit of a rareity for the Premier League, 5 of the 10 matches ended in draws and on top of that there were several surprise results. Watford won away at Arsenal for the first time in England's top flight since 1988, Swansea surged past … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 23

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 22

Gameweek 22 in the Premier League was incredibly interesting. Out of the top six teams, Chelsea and Arsenal were the only two to claim victories and the Gunners' late goal against Burnley shouldn't have even counted. Pep Guardiola's side dominated over Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur after City's 4-0 loss last week but still couldn't get … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 22

Memphis Depay and the Ten Biggest Manchester United Flops

After a £25 million move from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester United in the summer of 2015, Memphis Depay's career at Old Trafford never took off and even the manager that adored him so much in Louis Van Gaal, began to become frustrated with the Dutchman in his first season at the club. Jose Mourinho's arrival at the … Continue reading Memphis Depay and the Ten Biggest Manchester United Flops

What FIFA’s Potential Rule Changes Could Mean For Football

After it was announced on January 10th of this year that the FIFA World Cup would be expanded from 32 teams to a whopping 48, Marco Van Basten, FIFA's Chief Technical Director and legend of the game has proposed several new changes that he would like to see the organization introduce. The game of football has … Continue reading What FIFA’s Potential Rule Changes Could Mean For Football

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 20

It's finally over. Chelsea's incredible 13 game winning streak has finally come to an end at the hands of Mauricio Pochettino and Dele Alli's brilliance as Tottenham Hotspur claimed to a 2-0 victory. That incredible result was just one of many entertaining matches this weekend though and through all the incredible moments there were some … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 20