After a disappointing couple of years, FC Barcelona are making active strides in the transfer market to turn their fortunes around. The signings of Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero signal their intent to be the best team in Spain again, and end their two season run without a La Liga title. Here is a tactical analysis of how FC Barcelona may set up under the influence of Ronald Koeman next season.
It was a weekend of football like none other, with two domestic league cups to discuss, new developments in the title races in Spain and France, and a goalkeeper scoring a header in the Premier League. Kausty, Russell, Rhys and new guest Shomik get together to discuss Leicester's stunning FA Cup final win, Dortmund's resurgence in the DFB Pokal and Bundesliga top four race, and Alisson's incredible headed goal. The panel then end off with a discussion about Barcelona crashing out of the La Liga title race, and whether or not Ronald Koeman is to blame. Follow @futbolmasterminds on Instagram to see more of the show and subscribe via Itunes and Spotify!
EVERTON INTRODUCTION Everton just might be the most intriguing team going into the 2016-17 season. They have had a massive shake-up in personnel with some of their biggest stars leaving the club and being replaced by some highly impressive summer signings. Proven Premier League players in Jordan Pickford, Wayne Rooney and Michael Keane have all … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Everton
February was a bit of an odd month in the Premier League. Not only did some of the league's prime relegation battlers like Swansea and Hull find themselves towards the top the form table but there was also a great disparity in matches played for teams across the league. Most teams played 3 matches this … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month February 2017
What an enthralling month of action January turned out to be in the Premier League! Chelsea's incredible winning streak finally came to an end but lasted long enough to tie Arsenal's record, Manchester United's unbeaten run continued and the roller coaster of a ride over at Manchester City continued for Pep Guardiola. It truly was … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month January 2017
Gameweek 21 in the Premier League was tremendously entertaining this weekend with a host of surprising results and entertaining matches. Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham all thumped their opponents while Ronald Koeman's Everton came to a surprise 4-0 bashing of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. Through all the incredible matches there were several standout players and these … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 21
The Premier League continues to entertain and so the only way for The Mastermind to keep performing to the exact same high level is to produce another edition of Team of the Week! Here are the Premier League's best 11 players and manager for Gameweek 10. Goalkeeper: Tom Heaton The only thing that stopped Manchester United … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 10
Today, Louis Van Gaal was sacked after just two seasons in charge of Manchester United. The Dutch manager had made a series of disappointing signings and was heavily criticized for his in-game management of his players. After finishing in 4th in 2014-15 and 5th in 2015-16 playing a boring style of football, Louis Van Gaal … Continue reading Three Better Alternatives To Jose Mourinho at Manchester United