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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]

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OGC Nice – An emerging superpower

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

Forgotten Superstars – Alvaro Recoba

If you grew up watching Football Italia on Channel Four, you probably have fond memories...

Why does English football not trust Zonal Marking?

After many years of threatening to clamp down on excessive grappling from set-pieces, this season...

What football can learn from recent trends in American sports?

So much in sport is copied and learnt. American sports have all seen big changes...

MNF’s brilliant analysis on Antonio Conte’s new system at Chelsea

Few days back, we asked the question, Three at the back:The formation of the future? Well,...

Mourinho needs a “Tactical Evolution” to get Man United back to the top

Following United’s 0-0 draw to Burnley, leaving them without a league win since their 4-1...

Three at the back:The Formation of the future?

The 4-4-2 formation was highly prominent over the 1990’s to mid-2000’s until the age of...

American Bob Bradley’s Swansea City Falls 3-2 to Arsenal

American soccer fans enjoyed a historic day on last Sunday as Bob Bradley became the...

A Guide to Corruption in Brazilian Football

Corruption in Brazil as a whole According to the World Economic Forum, out of the 138...

20 years of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Twenty years as the manager of any club at any level is a milestone which...

English Football and its “Get Stuck-In” Mentality

It was a glum group of players and supporters who filed out of Matlock Town’s...

Planet.Training- The Perfect tool for Football Coaches and Tacticians

planet.training is an online platform for football coaches and tacticians to create and organize their...

Tactical Analysis- USA 4-0 Trinidad & Tobago

The US Men’s National Soccer team closed out the opening round of World Cup 2018...

The High Press: Why Liverpool can’t stop scoring and Spurs have stopped conceding

The ‘high-press’ has become one of the most regularly discussed trends in football. Popularised by...

Is the 4-2-3-1 formation not suited for the Premier League?

While all the talk this weekend has been about Manchester United's third successive loss, Mourinho's...

10 Books every Manchester United fan must read

  Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial...

Analysing Jurgen Klopp’s tactics at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has made it quite clear how he likes to approach teams in possession,...

Jose Mourinho needs to switch to a 4-3-3 formation to get the best out of Paul Pogba

Jamie Carragher ripped apart Paul Pogba's performance against Manchester City in this week's Monday Night...

Xabi Alonso on the tactics of Guardiola and Mourinho [VIDEO]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oia-J4ALbRs Xabi Alonso is one of the privileged few footballers by managing play under both Mourinho...

Analysing Jose Mourinho’s tactical options before the Manchester Derby

United v City. José v Pep. Manchester derbies are always a spectacle to look forward...

How Daley Blind helped Germany win the World Cup

Simon Kuper, during a 2015 sports data discussion with Balls.ie, on how Daley Blind helped...

Analysing Pep Guardiola’s tactics at Manchester City

Manchester City have started the season very strongly, winning all three of their league games...

Dimples, Kangaroos and Bohemians

One of the main tram routes in Prague is the 22. This goes all the...

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher analyse Wayne Rooney’s performance against Bournemouth

There has been a lot of debate regarding where Wayne Rooney will be playing under...

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