In a clash of two teams recently bounced from the Champions League, this Manchester Derby is shaping up to be another classic. The implications for this iteration run deeper than simply which color Manchester will be for the remainder of the year, as the Citizens need a win to continue to challenge Liverpool’s ascendency to … Continue reading A Derby Day to Dictate the Title
Category: Premier League
The Post-Brexit Soccer Landscape
As the British parliament prepares to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on January 15th and as the March 29th deadline swiftly approaches, it is worth considering how Brexit will affect the European soccer landscape. Brexit, the United Kingdom’s landmark decision to abandon the European Union, has left many things in flux, from trade deals … Continue reading The Post-Brexit Soccer Landscape
Unai Emery’s Arsenal Are For Real
We at Corner Kick have made a lot out of the concept of tactical unity – that is, the idea that a team with a defined tactical identity will, over time, outperform its counterparts. I would stipulate that one of the reasons teams like Manchester City are able to be so successful is that their … Continue reading Unai Emery’s Arsenal Are For Real
Premier League Team of the Week: Match Week 3
GK- Rui Patricio, Wolverhampton Wanderers It was a momentous Saturday afternoon in Wolverhampton as Wolves stood toe to toe with the defending champions Manchester City and rightly earned a 1-1 draw at the Molineux. Patricio, a summer signing from (you guessed it) Portugal, made himself the talking point of the afternoon for the newly promoted … Continue reading Premier League Team of the Week: Match Week 3
An English Exodus: Why England’s Youth Going Abroad is a Good Thing
Having the opportunity to play football at the senior level is critical for development, and finding minutes on the pitch domestically or, as more players are doing, abroad should become the next step for those who find their initial path to Premier League stardom blocked.
Manchester City 2, Arsenal 0: The Recap
Defending Premier League champions Manchester City got their title defense underway with a 2-0 defeat of Arsenal at the Emirates. In Arsenal’s first game in over two decades without Arsene Wenger at the helm, the Gunners looked sloppy in possession but created a number of chances against the Citizens. Raheem Sterling scored a deflected strike … Continue reading Manchester City 2, Arsenal 0: The Recap
Potential Premier League Breakout Stars
With the Premier League season having kicked off this weekend, fans will once again feast their eyes on some of the best talent the game has to offer. Star studded names such as Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, and Mo Salah will look to hit the ground running and have commentators drool over their excellence. However, … Continue reading Potential Premier League Breakout Stars
What Lewis Holtby Can Teach Max Meyer
The parallels between Max Meyer's move to the Premier League and Lewis Holtby’s are ominous. Will the young German grow into a star outside the Bundesliga or will the “very very good Bundesliga player” become a perennial feature of relegation sides like his predecessor?
Podcast: Premier League 18/19 Season Preview and Transfer Rundown
Excited for the 2018-19 Premier League season? Listen to our latest podcast to learn about teams' latest transfer news and prospects!
Fan Diaries: Being (Cautiously) Optimistic about Liverpool’s Summer
2018 will go down as a history making year for Liverpool Football Club. In January, the sale of superstar midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona cast gloom and doom over whether the historic Merseyside Club could ever achieve its status among the European elite. Fenway Sports Group, the Boston based owners of the club, had another … Continue reading Fan Diaries: Being (Cautiously) Optimistic about Liverpool’s Summer