For the second edition of the SV Observatory, we profile the two biggest matches in Turkey over the weekend. League leaders Galatasarary visited their eternal rivals Fenerbahce over on the Asian side of Istanbul, sitting in fourth pace prior to kickoff. Elsewhere in the city, newcomers to Turkish success Istanbul Basaksehir hosted Besiktas, where both sides hoped to close the gap to one point on Galatasaray.
The FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup final was characterised by two completely different halves. In the first 45 minutes, Arsenal showed great ability to build up under pressure while the second half of the game was dominated by Manchester City. In contrast to Nick Cushing’s side, Arsenal were able to effectively use their dominant phase resulting in scoring the decisive 1-0 and therefore winning their fifth title in this competition.
We introduce a new series profiling matches in countries and leagues that are not frequently discussed on Spielverlagerung.
Manchester United extended their margin ahead of their rivals for second place to five points in a quintessential Jose Mourinho win.
… but it took some warm-up time in a game with interesting interactions that proceeded in different phases.
In this piece George Jones talks about how becoming a more effective reflective practitioner will enable you to improve your coaching practice.
“There is something right in the state of Denmark” – Interview with Midtjylland’s former head of scouting Lars Hallengreen
On the last day of the transfer window, you will always see remarkable transfers being made and this season was no exception. We took a look at the situation in Denmark where two transfers caught our attention in particular.
In the opening game of the 24th Matchday of La Liga two of the most astounding small teams faced each other in the stadium of the Catalonian side.
Back in the spotlight far away from home: Eastern Ukrainian club with Brazilian players, coached by a Portuguese coach.
How could Antonio Conte make Chelsea more unpredictable? What’s up with Tottenham’s dominant performances in recent weeks? And why do Arsenal shy away from playing a more structured possession style?