Author Archives: Glenn Tosek

A football player and follower since the age of 8, I have developed a particular interest in analysing teams as a whole as well as individual players, in terms of tactics, style, formation, strengths, weaknesses. As well as transfer gossip and the biggest stories in the Premier League, I also focus on individual matches, performances, and trying to discover where single games were won, and lost.

Deck the Gaals: Christmas Cheer for Louis van Gaal?

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Louis van Gaal’s recent fears about Manchester United’s run of fixtures over the Christmas period may have been eased somewhat by a surprising run of form from his resurgent side. Before their home tie against Stoke City, Van Gaal argued that the hectic Christmas period in English football was “no good for the players and their families”, arguing that “I ... Read More »

Preview: England U21s vs Portugal U21s

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After learning their fate for next summer’s European Championships, England’s Under-21s take on future Group B rivals Portugal tonight at Turf Moor, where over 10,000 tickets have been sold and the game is also live on BT Sport. England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate has this week talked up the potential of his current crop of young English talent, claiming that ... Read More »

UEFA European Under-21s Championship Draw

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The draw for next year’s Under-21s European Championship took place earlier this evening in Prague, as top seeds England were given a tricky draw by Pavel Nedved. The draw for the UEFA Under-21s European Championships 2015 in full: GROUP A Czech Republic Germany Denmark Serbia GROUP B England Italy Portugal Sweden Next year’s tournament in the Czech Republic is already ... Read More »

The South American revolution

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As Match of the Day 2 drew to a satisfying close on Sunday evening, we were served up an exciting montage showcasing some of the best South American players that are currently tearing it up in the Barclays Premier League:  Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Oscar, Alexis Sanchez, Radamel Falcao, Pablo Zabaleta, Enner Valencia to name but a few. Even ... Read More »

Pep Guardiola: next Arsenal manager?

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The Evening Standard are today reporting that Pep Guardiola may be the man to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager when the 65 year-old decides to step down from his post. Guardiola’s contract with Bayern Munich expires at the end of the 2015/16 season and there is speculation that the former Barcelona player and manager may not extend his time ... Read More »

Premier League: The weekend preview.

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As the Barclays Premier League approaches gameweek ten, we look ahead to try and predict the most unpredictable league in football. A scintillating set of fixtures could see one of the most exciting weekends of the season so far. We here at Off The Post News predict more goals, cards and drama in fixtures across the weekend, as high-flying Newcastle ... Read More »

Swansea win Fernández red card appeal

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Swansea City have won their appeal against the dismissal of Federico Fernández during their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in the League Cup on Tuesday night. The Argentine defender was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Liverpool’s Phillipe Coutinho in injury time. A straight red card for serious foul play immediately results in a three-match ban under F.A ruling, which would ... Read More »

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal: Dangerous Dortmund dominate Gunners

The first round of games in Group D of the Champions League saw Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund convincingly beat Arsenal 2-0, with goals from Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng. Dortmund’s power and pace in the midfield was all too much for Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger’s men produced another lacklustre performance at the start of the 2014/15 season. To say this ... Read More »

Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City: 5 talking points

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Yesterday’s annual FA Community Shield saw Premier League champions Manchester City lose 3-0 to FA Cup holders Arsenal. As well as a surprising score line, the game also provided a number of talking points ahead of the new season. 1. A new Arsenal? With the 2013/14 season long since finished, fans of all clubs will look back on their team’s ... Read More »

Sanchez signs for Arsenal

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Arsenal FC have tonight confirmed the signing of Chilean attacker Alexis Sanchez on a long-term deal. After putting in a string of influential performances for Chile in the World Cup, Sanchez will join up with his Arsenal team-mates at the end of July, after a short post-World Cup holiday. In a short statement on the Arsenal FC official website, Sanchez ... Read More »

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