The Longball Premier League Preview Show – Matchday 3

On today’s episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show John and Declan are joined by writer and podcaster for TheMastermindSite Victor Onoh to discuss all the games ahead of Matchday 2!

The Longball – Premier League Preview Show – Liverpool

On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by TheMastermindSite's very own Kaustubh Kapoor to discuss all things Liverpool! The lads rave about how important Virgil Van Dijk is to this Liverpool team, and discuss whether or not Klopp will give more time to their young talents this season.

Should Klopp consider a back-three in 2021-22?

For much of Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield reign, Liverpool have favored a 4-3-3 shape. In this system, the Reds have enjoyed defensive solidity, offensive prowess and become one of the most dominant forces in world football. The results speak for themselves regarding the effectiveness of this shape, with the well-rounded formation taking Liverpool to Champions League and Premier League success. While the Reds weren’t always ruthless in their title-winning season, few can deny that they were efficient. But is it time for Klopp to freshen things up? Well, he may have the chance to try something new in 2021-22.     

What would Ibrahima Konaté bring to Liverpool? – Player Analysis

According to multiple sources, RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konaté is set to join Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, as the club look to end their search for a new centre-back. The French defender broke onto the scene with Leipzig at the start of the 2018-19 campaign, making 28 appearances in the Bundesliga as Die Roten Bullen finished third. Since then, Konaté's found minutes on the pitch difficult to come by, appearing in only 12 league fixtures in 2020-21 and 8 in 2019-20. In Liverpool's Round of 16 match-up against the Red Bulls in the UEFA Champions League this season, the Frenchman was absent for both fixtures. Upon hearing this you might be wondering...did they get the wrong man?

Chelsea’s Tactical Concerns Under Tuchel – Futbol Masterminds Podcast

Rhys sits down with Kaustubh Kapoor and Russell Tho to discuss why Chelsea are having such a tough time scoring goals. In addition, the panel discuss Leicester City's injury crisis, and whether or not Liverpool and Tottenham are back on track to claim a top four place.

Pressing from the Front – Tactical Trends in 2020

One of the most consistent tactics of the past decade has been the reliance on pressing from the front from some of the biggest clubs in the world. It would be foolish to say that pressing did not exist until the 2010s. What is perhaps more true is just how systematic pressing has become in recent years. In 2020, pressing evolved in unique ways, with many teams bringing their own unique approach to the tactical trend. Here are some of the trends seen in 2020 with regards to pressing from the front.

Top 100 Footballers 2018 (20-1)

The final list of the Top 100 Footballers of 2018 numbers 20-1 - featuring World Cup winner N'Golo Kante, Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric and a battle between Ronaldo and Messi for first prize!

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 30

Just when Chelsea looked to have sewn up the Premier League title, a massive slip up against Crystal Palace occurred as Sam Allardyce's side propelled themselves 4 points clear of the relegation zone. The Eagles managed to grab a surprising 2-1 victory over the Blues; the most impressive victory in a host of surprising results all … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 30

Mahmoud Dahoud Joins Borussia Dortmund

Continuing to get their business done early, that is before the transfer window even opens, Borussia Dortmund have completed their second signing of the summer as Monchengladbach's Mahmoud Dahoud joins Thomas Tuchel's ever-growing side. The signing comes a month after Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak confirmed that he would be joining BVB on a free … Continue reading Mahmoud Dahoud Joins Borussia Dortmund

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 25

The Premier League is well and truly heating up. The relegation battle is as tight as can be with Swansea's 2-0 win against Leicester really dragging the Foxes into dangerous territory. The race for the top four is also alive and zestful as Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool all picked up crucial results … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 25