Fury FC: On possession and passing so far / Fury FC: La possession et le jeu de passes jusqu’à présent

(La version française suit la version anglaise) Cover Picture: Twitter, @OttawaFuryFC This is the second part of three which cover the season so far through a stats lense, looking at attacking, possession and passing and defence. The first part on attacking is here. Before the season, I wrote about the expected beautiful possession and passing game that this squad was expected to play. I also noted that … Continue reading Fury FC: On possession and passing so far / Fury FC: La possession et le jeu de passes jusqu’à présent

Fury FC: On Attacking… / Fury FC: L’attaque jusqu’à présent

(La version française suit la version anglaise)  This is the first part of three articles where I will cover the team’s offensive, defensive and possession/passing game so far this season, through a stats lense. We are now past mid-season, and we can say that Fury FC’s performance so far has been (very) good, exceeding early expectations. I am also continously impressed by Charlie Ward’s poses … Continue reading Fury FC: On Attacking… / Fury FC: L’attaque jusqu’à présent

Fury FC: Their best start… / Fury FC: Leur meilleur départ…

(version en français après le texte en anglais) Ottawa, we have a streak. We have a winning team. We have a good football team. Fury fans are currently witnessing their team’s best start in years. We are seeing good, pleasant football, that possession-and-passing heavy type of football that I had noted in a pre-season article. And the lads are winning with those tactics. With wins … Continue reading Fury FC: Their best start… / Fury FC: Leur meilleur départ…

From the Notebook: Fury in Birmingham

En français: https://613sportsblog.com/2019/03/17/de-mon-carnet-de-note-le-fury-a-birmingham/ I was out on Saturday night, but I followed the game through FotMob and catched the last 15-20 minutes live and rewatched it entirely this morning.  Here are my thoughts from my notebook: Fury FC won their first game, away in against expansion side Birmingham Legion FC. Fury brings 4 points from its two first games, the best start in history of … Continue reading From the Notebook: Fury in Birmingham

Fury FC: Expecting beautiful possession and passing football

To Ottawa football fans, it is no secret that Nikola Popovic’s philosophy is one of possession and passing. He was unfortunately unable to implement this style of play last season, his first as Fury FC coach. In an interview with SHIFTER Sports’ Markus Marshall on Medium last year, Popovic said his coaching influences were José Mourinho and the beautiful football played by Pep Guardiola’s teams. … Continue reading Fury FC: Expecting beautiful possession and passing football

Fury FC: Attendons-nous à du beau foot de possession et de passes

Ce n’est pas un secret pour les fans de foot ottaviens que la philosophie de Nikola Popovic en est une de possession et de passes. C’est un style qu’il n’a pas été en mesure de mettre en application l’an dernier, lors de sa première saison comme entraîneur du Fury. Dans un interview donné à Markus Marshall de SHIFTER Sports l’an dernier et publié sur Medium, … Continue reading Fury FC: Attendons-nous à du beau foot de possession et de passes

Fury through Numbers: Charlie Ward

Let’s talk statistics. Fury FC signed a new central midfielder to its squad for 2019, Englishman Charlie Ward. Through his past statistics, Ward appears to be a good addition to Ottawa’s midfield, and will likely be essential to playmaking tactics. Ward is only 23, and played mostly out West with Rio Grande Valley FC, followed by a short stint with Houston Dynamos, and  last year … Continue reading Fury through Numbers: Charlie Ward