Arsenal – What Went Wrong?

December 28, 2010

OK, so it’s not necessarily just the Arsenal defeat where things have gone wrong recently. One win since mid November – and that merely a late one in a below-par outing against MSK Zilina – has left Blues fans reeling at the club’s worst run of form for over a decade, and has left a number of questions in need of an answer. Is it an issue with squad depth?…


The Harding Perspective: Arsenal

December 24, 2010

With the United match now on the back-burner until March, the focus switches to another of this seasons title contenders; Arsenal. Fabianski’s return in goal should be a welcome sight for Chelsea fans. His presence in goal this season has made a shaky central pairing look even more fragile, as Vermaelen’s loss is felt with each passing game. Fabianski possesses an inability to claim crosses and is a man with…


The Harding Perspective: Man United

December 16, 2010

This series of articles will hopefully look to address the tactical nuances that will face the Blues before every game. What better way to start then to address our biggest rivals for the title: MANCHESTER UNITED (H) 19/12/10. The biggest tactical dilemma that Carlo will face is simply how to counteract United’s expected shape. United will surely line up very similar to the formation below, with Nani and Park possibly…