2020 was a strange year for everyone in the world, not just footballers. But the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we haven’t gotten as much football as we might have done otherwise. That said, there were still plenty of matches played across the year, and some surprise performers and performances along the way. As always, TheMastermindSite.com will now count down the top 100 male footballers in the world for the year. This list takes into account a player’s form in 2020 as its primary mechanism, with reputation, difficulty of league, club and national team success each playing a secondary role. So with that in mind, here is TheMastermindSite’s Top 100 Male Footballers in the World for 2020 (40-21).
Jose Mourinho has long been a proponent of counter attacking football. We featured Mourinho prominently in our 2019 article all about how Jose Mourinho killed tiki taka football with his counter attacking approach to big games, such as the UEFA Champions League final with Inter Milan in 2010. But now with his counter attacking approach … Continue reading How to Counter Attack Like Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham
Before Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur were 14th in the table, with 14 points from 12 matches. After his appointment, the club soared to sixth place in the table, clawing their way to Europa League football in the process. Now with some impressive new signings in Sergio Reguilon, Pierre-Emilie Hojbjerg and Gareth Bale, Tottenham look well on their way to better times in 2020-21. After their thumping 6-1 win over Manchester United this past weekend, we take an updated look at Mourinho's tactics with Spurs this season. Here is a Tactical Analysis of Jose Mourinho's revamped and revitalized Tottenham Hotspur after the first four Premier League matches.
It’s almost the end of the year, so it’s only fitting that we count down the top 100 footballers of 2019. Check out the start of the list (40-31) below. 40. Ederson Moraes Manchester City have had a bit of a rough go of it this season. As a result, Ederson has also had a … Continue reading Top 100 Male Footballers 2019 (40-31)
For the first time in over a decade, Tottenham Hotspur appeared to be absolutely doomed this season. For the first 12 games of the season, Spurs looked nowhere near their usual high-flying, Champions League finalist selves and Mauricio Pochettino had the team slipping further and further down the table. Pochettino was quite possibly the best manager Tottenham have ever had, but with the team sitting in 14th place, it was inevitable that the Argentinean's role at the club was going to be cut short, just shy of 300 games for the club. Looking for instant stability, the boardroom went with the experienced Jose Mourinho to steer the ship back out of safety and the move has proven to be a massive success for Spurs. Since his arrival, Tottenham have won four games from five and now look to be well within touching distance of the top four again. Here is a Tactical Analysis of Jose Mourinho's revamped and revitalized Tottenham Hotspur after his first five games in charge.
Every time a World Cup rolls around, new stars seem to be born instantly. The 2018 World Cup in Russia was no different as players like Harry Maguire, Jordan Pickford, Ivan Perisic and Lucas Hernandez announced themselves on the world stage. That being said, the World Cup was only a very small portion of 2018. What really matters in determining the best footballers on the planet for the year is all about how a player performed primarily for their club in a variety of different league, cup and international cup competitions. How they fared for their country is secondary, while their overall reputation as one of the best in the world also plays a very important role. But without further ado, here is the first batch of the Top 100 Footballers of the Year for 2018 starting with numbers 100-81.
The Mastermind brings you an exclusive guide to every single Premier League team going into the highly anticipated 2017-18 season. From lineups, to transfers to the wackiest of predictions, The Mastermind has you covered. Here is your guide to the club who have put up the biggest fight in challenging the eventual title winners in … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Tottenham Hotspur
The 2016-17 Premier League season is coming to an end after what was its busiest month of action in April 2017. Instead of the usual 3-4, some teams played 6 games, some even 7, making this a crazy month inside of the Premier League. The ones who were able to standout over the course April even … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month: April 2017
Gameweek 33 in the Premier League was exceptionally entertaining as always. The race for a place in Europe next season continues to heat up with every single one of the teams from second to seventh claiming victory this weekend. Meanwhile at the other end of the table, all of the bottom 7 incurred defeats. That … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 33
This week in the Premier League, Tottenham thumped Watford by a score of 4-0, Crystal Palace earned a surprise result against the incompetent Arsenal, and Everton came out on top over Leicester City in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller. Through all the excitement there were some standout players and these are the best 11 of them. … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 32
Team of the Month is one of the most popular features on The Mastermind. We know you love it, so get psyched for another edition of it right now. This is the team of the month for September 2016 in the Barclays Premier League. Goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski Team of the Week Appearances: 1 3 appearances, 10 saves, 7 cross … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month September 2016
Another enthralling week in the Barclays Premier League comes to a close with several shocking upsets, massive defeats and standout stars. Players like Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero, Steven Defour and Virgil Van Dijk all had fantastic displays this weekend but couldn't find their way on to this week's best eleven because of how good these eleven players … Continue reading Barclays Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 6