Paper: An Analysis of the Description of the Competition

For the case of football, fans know how to rank the Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea among others following their performance over time. Even the team members have an obligation to know where they fall so that they can invent new tactics of defeating those who are a head of them. Being conservative and predictable; this means that one can easily predict the position of the team in the coming competition. This happens by knowing the top teams and aiming higher to beat them. This information can be acquired from the websites like ESPN.com among others. These websites are always updated on the sports world events and they have got experts who offer analysis and predictions of various sports including the football game. There are also four criteria of sustainable competitive advantages that include; value, rare, non- substitutable, and imperfectly imitable. In the case of value, a competitive team must ensure that it has something to offer that other foot ball teams and even speculators will learn from them. For example, the members must not possess the obvious tactics used by other football teams in a game. They must have unique and rare features that other teams are not aware of which can enable them defeat their competitors easily. These rare features must be non-substitutable to enable winning. If the competitor team happens to substitute their tactics, they will not be of any value to the team in applying them. At this point, coaches have got the responsibility of training the team taking into account these unique features that cannot be substituted. These tactics need to be imperfectly imitable and it is better for this team or individuals involved to create a competitive sustainable advantage by observing its performance, value, quality, and attractive styles of playing. Having observed all these characteristics, the team is likely to win the game....