OGC Nice – An emerging superpower

After finishing 17 games in the current Ligue 1 campaign, OGC Nice sits first in the table with 40 points - 1 ahead of Monaco...

English Football and its “Get Stuck-In” Mentality

It was a glum group of players and supporters who filed out of Matlock Town’s Causeway Lane ground in 1982. Hyde United had lost...

Dimples, Kangaroos and Bohemians

One of the main tram routes in Prague is the 22. This goes all the way from Bíla Hora, the site of one of...

European Stories- UEFA Cup 2005-06- Romania’s assault

There was a time when Romanian clubs were a permanent fixture in the latter stages of European club competitions. Right now, little to no...

The Football match which started a war

Plenty of football stadiums have statues standing outside of them. There's strange one here and there (Michael Jackson formerly outside Craven Cottage springs to...

FC Start and The Death Match

“Without belittling the courage with which men have died, we must not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.” – John...

Fabregas’ evolution from Barcelona to Chelsea

Francesc Fabregas Soler has been one player who has divided opinion among football fans and pundits like no other. From leaving Barcelona for Arsenal...

AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool-2005 Champions League Final

It is regarded by many as the greatest game of football every played. The 2005 UEFA Champions League Final pitted the team that finished...

Angel and Claude

Di Maria-Real's best player in the champions league final,2014 Claude Makélélé is one of the most influential players in the history of modern football as...

Why Wayne Rooney is a bad Number 10

At the last world cup in South Africa we saw a resurgence in the number 10 position. Wesley Sneijder,Mesut Ozil,Xavi Hernandez all played starring...

The Perfect Defensive System #2 – The 4-2-3-1

In this new series called The Perfect Defensive System,we invite you the reader to contribute posts on what you think is the best defensive...

Barcelona Vs Real Madrid:The Dream Team vs The Galacticos

An imagining of a match between two famous El Clasico sides. The 1992 European Cup winning Barcelona team, known as “The Dream Team” versus...

The Rise of the forward destroyer

Over the last decade we have seen the disappearance of the classic number 10, especially in European football. The most famous example of course being Juan...

‘The Diamond demolition’ in the Kolkata derby

The year was 1997, and on the 13th of July, the stage was set for the biggest clash in Indian football – the Kolkata...

Pep’s Barcelona vs Sacchi’s Milan – Clash of the titans

Pep Guardiola has re-invented football so much in the past three years that one wonders if the game is still the same that was...

Guardiola’s Barcelona-Reinventing Total Football

Arrigo Sachi, the mastermind of the Milan side of the 80′s, had once staked a claim that the next tactical revolution in the game,...

England’s tactical journey under Capello

Capello’s departure just 4 months before a major tournament leaves a lot to be desired, and a bad taste in the mouth too. Whatever...

The Resurgence of the Deep Lying Playmaker-Part 2

Read Part 1 Here   FC Schalke and their two year long search for the right one:   It was tiresome, boring, but a whole lot effective. FC...

The Resurgence of the Deep Lying Playmaker-Part 1

and How Clubs are Using Attacking Midfielders As Solutions There is a clear lack of equilibrium in the demand and supply of natural deep playmaking...

Emergence of ‘Micro Tactics’ and the Changing Face of Football

Football is evolving, and how! Gone are the days when teams used to line up with a default formation of 4-4-2 or a 5-3-2...

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