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  • 29 Dec 2017

    A year in review

    From Mo Salah’s expected impact to the dramatic turnaround in fortunes of Fortuna Sittard, and what Chile should learn from Germany. A few standout insights from 2017:

    Of the most expensive Premier League signings, Mo Salah was projected to have a bigger impact than the likes of Morata and Lacazette – but less than Lukaku. After […]

  • 06 Oct 2016

    Help me, help you

    Rod Tidwell stands naked, his inquisitive look the reaction to the imploring face of his agent, Jerry Maguire.  “Help me, help you” Maguire repeats, over and over, his red face framing the exasperation in his eyes.  Help me, help you.

    This is the seminal moment in the film, Jerry Maguire.  The moment where Tidwell, played by […]

  • 25 May 2016

    A season in reflection

    Back in August, we kicked off the European season with a blog about how clubs should seek an ‘outside view’ when setting expectations for the new season. The short piece was inspired by one of our favourite authors, Daniel Kahneman, who – in Thinking Fast and Slow (a must read for the summer if you […]

  • 08 May 2015

    Giving ourselves too much credit

    At the end of the season, in reviewing what went right or wrong in our roles, it’s often easy to pinpoint a few crucial moments.“I'm glad we renewed his contract then, it clearly gave him a boost for the rest of the season.”“Without our crisis meeting in December, the campaign would have fallen apart.”