How Did Tottenham Stifle Manchester City’s Attack? Analyzing Nuno Espírito Santo’s Defensive Tactics in City’s Buildup

Nuno Espírito Santo out-smarted Pep Guardiola in the Premier League’s top-billed match of the opening weekend. Espírito Santo’s tactics allowed him to beat last season’s champions and stop one of their strongest aspects of play—their buildup that enables endless, dangerous, flowing attacks. This article analyzes those tactics.… Read More How Did Tottenham Stifle Manchester City’s Attack? Analyzing Nuno Espírito Santo’s Defensive Tactics in City’s Buildup

The Premier League Financial Effect: Huddersfield Town Case Study

What effect does the Premier League have on newly-promoted clubs’ finances? This article shows the astronomical increases in revenue resulting from promotion to the Premier League compared to promotion to the Championship or League One. Further, we can see how relegation back to the Championship effects revenue using Huddersfield as the example case.… Read More The Premier League Financial Effect: Huddersfield Town Case Study

Goal Contribution Performance – Top 5 Leagues

Article by Ben Griffis This article is an expansion of the Ligue 1 Contribution Performance article. It analyzes goal and assist performance, compared to expected goals and assists, of the “Top 5” European leagues: England’s Premier League; Spain’s La Liga; Germany’s Bundesliga; Italy’s Serie A; and France’s Ligue 1, albeit shorter since I’ve already looked… Read More Goal Contribution Performance – Top 5 Leagues

A Tactical Look at Ryan Mason’s Managerial Debut

Article by Ben Griffis Ryan Mason, whose career ended after a life-threatening head injury in January 2017, took over at Spurs on April 19th after José Mourinho was sacked. The Tottenham academy graduate and Enfield native took charge of his first senior match 2 days later against Southampton. While he coached in the Spurs youth… Read More A Tactical Look at Ryan Mason’s Managerial Debut