Grace on Football

Grace Robertson
Call it football, call it soccer, call it whatever you want. We're trying our best to use stats, tactics and other lenses to understand this beautifully opaque sport.
Created 17 Apr 2020
  • Liverpool vs Manchester City: Before and After
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 25 0
    I’ve done this before and thought it would be fun to do it again before a big game like this. You’re reading this after Liverpool and Manchester City have played each other. I’m writing this paragraph...
  • The Zaha Zone, or: when to sell your star player
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 11 0
    “A Stanford MBA named Roy Raymond wants to buy his wife some lingerie but he's too embarrassed to shop for it at a department store. He comes up with an idea for a high end place that doesn't make you...
  • How is Carlo Ancelotti doing at Real Madrid?
    25 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 11 0
    Everyone knows the long term plan at the Santiago Bernabeu. I say “plan” but it has exactly one bullet point: sign Kylian Mbappe. Florentino Perez wants to mortgage the club’s future on one prodigious...
  • Are Liverpool just back?
    21 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 22 0
    The last 18 months have been a strange time for Liverpool. Well, it’s been a strange time for everyone, but I’m not here to talk about the entire human race. Once football started up again, the Reds p...
  • What if just vibes are enough for Manchester United? - UNLOCKED FOR ANNOYING MAN UTD FANS
    20 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 9 0
    This article was written for paid subscribers, but I’m letting the record state for everyone mad at me on Twitter that this is, essentially, my full position on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It was originally...
  • Bring back old fashioned wingers
    17 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 26 0
    When I watched and wrote about the treble-winning Manchester United side of 1998/99 (which is in all its glory for paid subscribers here), what tactically struck me the most wasn’t quite the things th...
  • Can Barcelona Be Fixed?
    12 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 5
    “Your great-grandfather and his brother Frank? They built this place. Stone and marble workers. Came over from Italy. They built this. They were just two guys on a crew of… I don’t know. Labourers. Th...
  • No one is perfect. That’s great for the title race.
    09 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 15 0
    Hi everyone, hope you’re doing well. This article is going to cover the Premier League, and then either Friday or Saturday I’ll have an in-depth look at Barcelona for paid subscribers. If you’d like t...
  • FA Women's Super League Preview
    02 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 0
    Hi everyone, Grace here. Something I’m looking to do now and again this season for all you paid subscribers is bring in freelance pieces from other writers. This is very much in addition to my own wri...
  • What if just vibes are enough for Manchester United?
    31 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 18 2
    I should start by saying I’m going to be talking about Cristiano Ronaldo in this article, and I am aware of the very serious allegations against him. I’ve been very frustrated at how many people would...
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