Antoine Griezmann

Performance Analysis: Valencia 2-5 Real Sociedad -- Antoine Griezmann has his moments, but no real influence

Antoine Griezmann made no telling impact as Real Sociedad marched to an emphatic 5-2 victory over Valencia...

Vrsaljko, Rabiot, Kovacic

Performance Analysis: PSG 4-0 Dinamo Zagreb -- Adrien Rabiot destroys, Sime Vrsaljko exposed, Mateo Kovacic impresses

Adrien Rabiot put in an impressive display while Sime Vrsaljko and Mateo Kovacic were unable to prevent...

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Out & About -- October 2012

Here are the articles I did away from Flix & Trix during the month of October:   For Footyplace...

Jack Wilshere

Performance Analysis: Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal -- Jack Wilshere's red card caps a low key personal display

Jack Wilshere endured a frustrating time at Old Trafford as he could do little to stop Arsenal from...

Eriksen & Sana

Performance Analysis: Ajax 3-1 Manchester City -- Christian Eriksen delivers in 'false 9' role; Tobias Sana not at his best on the right

Christian Eriksen played in a position that was different to what he’s used to but shone, while...

El Shaarawy Featured

Wonderkid Watch: Serie A -- Stephan El Shaarawy

Name & Age: Stephan El Shaarawy, 19 Club & Position: AC Milan, Attacking Midfielder/Wing Forward...

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Out & About -- September 2012

Here are the articles I had published elsewhere. Enjoy!   For Footyplace: 1. Assessing what Clint...

Kroos, Shaqiri, Firmino

Performance Analysis: Bayern Munich 2-0 Hoffenheim -- Toni Kroos & Xherdan Shaqiri lively; Roberto Firmino restricted in more ways than one

Toni Kroos and Xherdan Shaqiri didn’t need to hit high gear as Bayern Munich, thanks to Franck...

Witsel & El Shaarawy

Performance Analysis: Zenit St. Petersburg 2-3 AC Milan -- Axel Witsel & Stephan El Shaarawy lack influence, but for different reasons

It was an enthralling game for the neutral, but for Axel Witsel and Stephan El Shaarawy, it wasn’...

El Shaarawy

Performance Analysis: Parma 1-1 AC Milan -- Stephan El Shaarawy plays on the left, but takes center stage

Stephan El Shaarawy was Milan’s best player, with his performance providing something to brighten...

Santi Cazorla & Oscar

Performance Analysis: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea -- Santi Cazorla & Oscar performances raise important personal issues

It wasn’t a good day at the office for either Santi Cazorla or Oscar as Chelsea snatched all three...

Roberto Firmino

Performance Analysis: Stuttgart 0-3 Hoffenheim -- Roberto Firmino shows his deadliness on the counter-attack

Takashi Usami’s magnificent solo goal stole the spotlight, but Roberto Firmino put in an impressive...

Lukasz Piszczek

Performance Analysis: Eintracht Frankfurt 3-3 Borussia Dortmund -- Lukasz Piszczek does his second job well, but not his first

Lukasz Piszczek put in one of his finest attacking performances, but not one of his finest defensive...

Xherdan Shaqiri

Performance Analysis: Bayern Munich 3-0 Wolfsburg -- Xherdan Shaqiri on fire in the hole

Mario Mandzukic stole the headlines with a brace against his former club, but Xherdan Shaqiri put in...

Holtby & Draxler

Performance Analysis: Schalke 04 0-2 Bayern Munich -- Lewis Holtby & Julian Draxler not allowed to make a telling difference

Given Bayern’s dominance, young prodigies Lewis Holtby and Julian Draxler could do nothing to...

Modric, Essien, Mourinho, Ozil

Performance Analysis: Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City -- Michael Essien the wrong option in Mourinho's midfield three

Michael Essien made his Champions League debut for Real Madrid from the start, but played no part in...

Badelj & van der Vaart

Performance Analysis: Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 Hamburg SV -- Milan Badelj plays second fiddle to Rafael van der Vaart

Despite losing a man and the game, Rafael van der Vaart provided hope for a beleaguered Hamburg side...

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Out & About -- August 2012

Here are the pieces I had published away from the blog during the month of August:   For Footyplace...

Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa, Scholes

Performance Analysis: Southampton 2-3 Manchester United -- United's CM called into question. Again.

Robin van Persie’s hat-trick was enough to seal all three points, but United’s central midfield...

Carroll - Berbatov

Performance Analysis: West Ham 3-0 Fulham -- A tale of 2 strikers (Andy Carroll & Dimitar Berbatov)

Andy Carroll and Dimitar Berbatov made their first appearances for their new clubs, but only one was...