How Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid Came To Value Solidity Over Style

At his presentation as Real Madrid first team coach early last January, Zinedine Zidane was asked what style of football he planned to get his team to play. “Good football has always been important here, and I will continue with this,” Zidane replied. “Attacking football, but...

Made Of Granit: Why New Signing Xhaka Is Exactly What Arsenal Need

To ‘rattle someone’s cage’ doesn’t sound very Arsenal, does it? Not these days anyway. Overflowing with a gifted troupe of affable players, the modern Gunners focus on their main strength, technical quality, above all else. Managed by a boss that prefers raised voices to be a...