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Filling the Gaps: The Importance of Defensive Midfielders

Defending, or a complete lack of, has been addressed seemingly non-stop for the last couple...

Why it makes sense for England to switch to a back three formation

England labored their way into the World Cup after beating Slovenia in the most depressing...

How Pep Guardiola tactically outclassed Antonio Conte

When Manchester City met Chelsea at Stamford bridge in the last round of premier league...

Chelsea 0:1 Manchester City-Tactical Analysis

Those who tuned in to Saturday’s match at Stamford Bridge between the reigning league champions...

The Diminishing role of the Stopper Center Back in the Premier League

Defending and its place in the modern game has spawned a quagmire of critical debate....

Stoke City 2-2 Manchester United – Tactical Analysis

Manchester United and Stoke City played out an exciting 2-2 draw last Saturday in the...

Stoke City vs Manchester United-Tactical Preview

The international break, originally started as a blunt instrument of medieval torture deployed by the...

The back 3 formation is no longer the solution for Arsene Wenger’s troubles

The switch to the back three at the end of last season seemed to have...

How will Oxlade-Chamberlain fit in at Liverpool? Will Klopp shift to a back three?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Liverpool from Arsenal on the last day of the transfer window...

The Slow decline of Barcelona

The crisis at Barcelona has been highlighted this summer with the departure of the proposed...

Is Nemanja Matic Manchester United’s most important player?

Nemanja Matic has had an impressive start to his Manchester United career. He has started...

Bayern Munich 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen: Tactical Analysis

Another Bundesliga season begins with the looming prospect of a repeated Bayern Munich win; however,...

The art of the long throw and how to counter it

Since the dawn of time, mankind has yearned to to throw stuff really far. Rocks,...

How to beat Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation at Chelsea?

Antonio Conte's switch to the 3-4-3 formation in September last year was a key turning...

Football Tactics For Beginners-The Christmas Tree Formation

  Football is a result oriented business. Whatever succeeds, earns fame for itself and for its...

How could Nemanja Matic fit in? Manchester United’s new look 4-3-3 formation in 2017/18

Manchester United have confirmed that their third signing in this summer transfer window is Nemanja Matic...

Liverpool’s attacking options for 2017/18: How will Klopp fit in Mohamed Salah?

THE £39 million signing of Mohamed Salah this summer has added another dynamic to the...
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How could Neymar & Sanchez fit in? PSG’s thrilling new look 4-3-3 formation in 2017/2018

With multiple reports confirming that PSG are close to signing signing both Alexis Sanchez and...

The Genius of Xavi Hernandez [VIDEO]

Possibly the greatest midfielder of his generation, Xavi Hernandez was at the heart of two...

Is Jose Mourinho planning to switch back to the 4-3-3 formation?

Jose Mourinho's first stint at Chelsea proved to be an era defining tenure. The 4-3-3...

Football Tactics for Beginners: Tactical Periodization

What is Tactical Periodization? Tactical Periodization is a coaching methodology which is used to train football...

Tactical Analysis: France 3-2 England | England Fail In 3-4-2-1 Experiment

Gareth Southgate sent his team out in a 3-4-2-1 formation which became one of the...

Tactical Analysis: Brazil 0-1 Argentina | Glimpses Of Future Under Sampaoli As Brazil Waste Chances

The 2017 Superclásico de las Américas game between the South American rivals served as an...

Descent into darkness: Osvaldo Zubeldia and the era of antifutbol

EVEN if Billy McNeill was really nicknamed Cesar rather than Caesar, there was no denying...

Scout Report: Victor Lindelof

Considering the recent official announcement of an agreement between Manchester United and SL Benfica for...

Has Cristiano Ronaldo become the best ever Poacher?

Although it is clear that Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Balon D'Or this year, many...

Ernesto Valverde and the rebuild of Barcelona.

Ernesto Valverde has now replaced Luis Enrique at the helm of Barcelona, after a successful...

A History of the England Football Kit

In 1872, the first ever official international football match took place at the West of...

Champions League Stories #2 – Monaco 2003/04

Monaco became the underdog sweethearts of Europe this season with their carefree attacking style which...

Free Bets – Why You Must Read the Fine Print

Sports betting is big business here in the UK. It’s so deeply entrenched in our...

Why are Manchester United struggling to score?

One of the most interesting dynamics in football is how the tactical landscape changes frequently. Sir...

A look at Manchester United’s 3 at the back formation

When Jose Mourinho sent his team out against FC Rostov in the first leg of...

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool | Tactical Analysis

In one of the most awaited games in the Premier League for all the armchair...

Sane,Sterling & Pep: Manchester City’s future looks bright

We have started to witness some great displays from youngsters in the Guardiola Era at...

The Problems with Barcelona’s 3-4-3 formation

Ever since Luis Enrique switched to the 3-4-3 formation after the 4-0 defeat against PSG,...

10 Best Liverpool Books every Liverpool Fan Must Read

Liverpool Football Club is one of the most popular football clubs in the world. From...

A lookback at Roger Schmidt’s Tactics at Bayer Leverkusen

Roger Schmidt has been one of the most talked about managers in Europe over the...

Frank Lampard & Jamie Carragher discuss Paul Pogba’s best position

Jose Mourinho started out this season with a 4-2-3-1 formation but after the humiliation against...

FC Barcelona 6-1 PSG : Analysing the final 10 minutes

It ended 4-0 at the Parc des Princes last month and almost ninety-nine percent of...

Why Manchester United need to buy a top class striker for next season

Analysing Zlatan Ibrahimovic's season statistically I decided to look at the raw statistics for strikers in...

Jurgen Klopp flips the midfield trivote to counter Wenger’s direct approach

The Alexis Sanchez story dominated all the headlines over the weekend, overshadowing an excellent Liverpool...

Tactical Analysis: Manchester United 2007/08 [Video]

Manchester United's 2008 double winning team was a combination of stunning attacking talents and rock-solid...

Football Tactics for Beginners-Compactness

If you have the ball you must make the field as big as possible, and...

Forgotten Superstars-Matthias Sammer

Most football fans who consider themselves to be experts will expect to be able to...

Why Arsenal can’t compete in big games tactically

It’s February, and following their 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich Arsenal look set to exit...

Mourinho switches back to the 4-2-3-1 formation, can Pogba adapt to a deeper role?

Midway through the game against Leicester City, Mourinho changed Manchester United's formation from a 4-4-2...

How to defend against the long ball

Jurgen Klopp after his side's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United insisted that...

Best Football Books for Children

Football is a great way to introduce your child to the world of books. So...

Diego Simeone’s tactics at Atletico Madrid [VIDEO]

After Diego Simeone took over the manager's position at Atletico Madrid, the club have consistently...

Football Tactics for Beginners- Juego de Posición

The main principle behind "Juego de Posición" is to always look for superiority on the...

Why Pep Guardiola was right in signing Claudio Bravo

Arguably the biggest move of the summer for Pep as new manager of Manchester City...

Football Tactics for Beginners-The Regista

The rapid rise of the 4-2-3-1 formation over the past decade has seen the importance...

Wayne Rooney remains a Square Peg in a Round Hole for Manchester United

Manchester United fans are enjoying one of their best periods after Sir Alex Ferguson left...

Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea: Tactical Analysis

As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. This now...

The rejuvenation of Yaya Toure

Having frozen out by Pep Guardiola over a serious row between the manager and Toure's...

The best of The False 9 in 2016

The Football match which started a war Plenty of football stadiums have statues standing outside of...

AS Monaco: Europe’s most prolific attack

AS Monaco have been thrilling the football world with their attacking displays. Their transformation under...

Steve Walsh- The man behind Leicester City’s title win

Football has undergone tremendous change over the years. There is so much emphasis on tactics...

How Lionel Messi’s legendary body feints work[VIDEO]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2HepwALzaA

OGC Nice – An emerging superpower

After finishing 17 games in the current Ligue 1 campaign, OGC Nice sits first in the...

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