Not since 2007-08 has a club managed a victory against a team in a higher tier in the FA Cup Quarter-finals. The last time it happened, Championship Barnsley shocked
Traditional collectives of football fans, who still need football as part of their identity, are under increasing pressures in society to change their views with greater reflections on concepts such as racial, gender and sexual equity. With this, comes an invasion on the insider culture that has been created by fans; an attitude that is passed on from generation to generation.
There are very few strikers in the world capable of fulfilling all the attributes required for the Lone Striker role. We look at the defensive reaction of ‘underdog’ teams relinquishing an extra attacking threat, and it being another case of keeping up with the trend-setters. We also look at the importance of underdog teams being tactically independent from those elite who decide what is cool.
Part I, laid the foundations for how English football punditry can be improved, by going into detail what makes for good and bad analysis. Using that base, Part II shows what changes can be made to the setup and preparation to get punditry up to a standard that makes for enjoyable and educational viewing for the audience.