Everton’s Strategy Leaves Them Exposed Against Liverpool’s Lively Attack

Despite Ronald Koeman’s post-match claims that he was proud of Everton’s effort in their 3-1 loss to Liverpool over the weekend, there was no escaping the fact that, in a tactical sense, he got it wrong. In a tough and occasionally even dirty Merseyside derby, the Dutchman asked his players to line up in a […]

Sadio Mane’s Elusive Movement, Pace and Trickery Key in Saints’ Crushing Win Vs Arsenal

“It was a fantastic performance against a good Arsenal team – that’s a big compliment to the players,” said an overjoyed Ronald Koeman following Southampton’s spectacular 4-0 rout of the Gunners. “We caused them lots of problems up front through Mane and Long. It was a perfect performance.” Koeman couldn’t have been more accurate in […]

Southampton: Cedric and Mane Shine Down the Right-Hand Side against Norwich

During Southampton’s tidy 3-0 win over Norwich, Ronald Koeman elected, in the 73rd and 81st minutes respectively, to take off his two best players on the day. Cedric Soares, the Saints’ right-back, was the first man to go, and Sadio Mane followed moments later. In some ways it was strange to see the two stars […]