Football managers have their preferences in style, mentality and formations. They take their ideals and concepts to most clubs they join. There’s little doubt that the 4-2-3-1 formation is the default, go to formation for modern managers. But, there’s a lot to be about the 3-5-2 formation working well in the modern game. In this article, we’re going to highlight three reasons why 3-5-2 is a great formation.
3) Two up front again
It feels like an eternity since we saw the old fashioned two partner forward pairing. The vast majority of footballing teams these days put their faith in one forward. They dress it up like it’s three with the wingers but football purists know the differences between strikers and wingers. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why the 3-5-2 is Awesome”
It’s common knowledge that professional athletes rank amongst the most competitive people on the track, in the ring and on the pitch. But few of us are aware of the growing number who are just as competitive on the casino floor.
Take Floyd Mayweather for instance. Whilst you’ve no doubt heard about the pro boxer’s perfect 50-0 record, you may not have heard of his nickname out in Las Vegas. Casino bosses on the strip know him as ‘Money’ for one simple reason: his ability to spend it.
Mayweather has no problem placing six-figure bets at the blackjack table, as the betting slip snaps he posts on social media prove. Back in 2016, he even hosted his own blackjack tournament out in the Bahamas. The top prize: $300,000. Continue reading “Sports Legends Spotted in the Casino”
It has been more than 14 years since one of England’s biggest football clubs, Leeds United, were last in the Premier League – but could the 2018-19 season finally be the year that they make their return to the top flight?
Financial problems caused by mismanagement from chairman Peter Risdale left the Yorkshire club in a mess at the start of the Millennium, seeing Leeds reach the Champions League semi-finals to being relegated to the Championship within the space of three years.
Star players such as Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Keane, Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Olivier Dacourt and Nigel Martyn were all sold during their final two seasons in the Premier League with few replacements being brought in.
The Whites finished 15th in 2002-03 before being relegated the following season. Since then they have also spent three seasons in the third tier of English football, before bouncing back to the Championship. Continue reading “Will Leeds United make their Premier League return this season?”
In a summer transfer filled with big names like Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and Stephan Lichtsteiner, Matteo Guendouzi was sort of a surprise transfer perhaps for many Arsenal fans, who probably have never heard of the young midfielder who has been likened a lot to Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot.
Guendouzi, who was 19 years of age at the time, rejected offers from big teams like Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund to sign for Arsenal, the team which is recommended by former Arsenal and Lorient striker Jeremy Aliadiere, and indeed his move to the London team has so far proved to be a correct decision. Continue reading “A Closer Look At Matteo Guendouzi: The Midfielder Who Surprised All”