Spielverlagerung

City in control to beat Crystal Palace

City definitely didn’t have good memories about the Selhurst Park, since this is where their 18 games winning streak ended last season, in a thrilling 0-0 game, where Milivojevic had the chance to win it for Palace, but missed a penalty in the 90th minute. Now City “only” had an 8 games winning streak, although […]

Barcelona in narrow win at Old Trafford

Solskjaer’s United side hosted the perennial Spanish champions in the first leg of the Champions league quarter final on Wednesday. For United, the incredible run of results which culminated in a remarkable comeback in the previous round against PSG had been replaced by, 3 defeats in the last 4 games. Their opponents meanwhile, came into […]

The Usefulness of Simple Rules to Improve the Collective Dynamics

The main thesis addressed is that sometimes making small changes through simple (individual) rules can improve to a great extent the collective functioning without needing more sort of complex changes. The use of simple rules in decision-making is a recurrent topic in many fields, especially in situations of complex environments, with time constraints or where […]

Frankfurt dominate, fail to win

Eintracht Frankfurt against Inter Milan looked to be one of the most interesting ties of the Europa League round of 16. Adi Hutter’s men have had a good run of form domestically, and dispatched of Shakhtar Donetsk with relative ease in the previous round having gone through the group stages with 6 wins out of […]

Tadic propels Ajax at the Bernebeu

For the first time since 2003, Ajax have qualified for the Champions League quarterfinals. Typically, strong Ajax teams are synonymous with youth talents. Yet it was 30 year old Dusan Tadic that pieced together a performance for the ages in the bright lights of the Bernebeu. Entering the second leg 2-1 down, Ajax managed to […]

NLD Tie Analysis: 4 points from 6 for the Gunners

Arsenal and Tottenham have entered the last few seasons with the same objective of claiming a top four position to ensure Champions League football. Along with the geographical rivalry, competing for similar positions has put increased importance on the direct clashes, and this piece will examine the details of both league clashes. Arsenal 4-2 Spurs […]