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Football Tactics For Beginners

Football tactics and formations with strategies explained in an simple and an effective manner. Soccer tactics for dummies.

Football Tactics for Beginners: Inverted Fullbacks

A relatively unknown quantity, the inverted fullback position is typically used to combat wingers that like to cut inside to get involved in the...

Football Tactics for Beginners- The False Winger

A relatively new one to the lexicon of the footballing world, the false winger is often associated with players that drift inside to make...

Football Tactics for Beginners: Pressing and Counter-Pressing

Introduction: The idea of pressing is to put pressure on the ball with the intention of winning it back off of the opposition. By forcing...

Football Tactics for Beginners:The High Defensive Line

Introduction: The high defensive line is a high risk style of play that see’s a team push up in order to shut down the amount...

Football Tactics For Beginners- The 4-4-2 Diamond Formation

The 4-4-2 Diamond formation. Introduction. Whilst the traditional 4-4-2 formation has become less common in recent years, the diamond variation is alive and well. The differences...

Football Tactics For Beginners- The False 10

In recent times the traditional No 10 position has been losing its importance with managers opting for either multi-functional players playing in that role or...

Adopting the Right Mindset: How Mental Tactics Can Create Champions

Football is a funny old game and, like all sports, the margins between victory and defeat are often razor thin. In fact, as the...

Introduction to the 3-5-2 Formation

The Back-3 defense was created as a way to counter teams built around an orthodox 4-4-2. Using three Center Backs created four distinct advantages...

Best Football Tactics Books

We have compiled a list of the best football tactics books for the casual football fan. Football tactics has become an essential part of...

Football Tactics For Beginners-The Modern Fullback

The modern day full back is a key player in modern football, having to supplement his more traditional defensive duties whilst supporting the attack...

The Perfect Defensive System #5- Gegenpressing

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...

Football Tactics For Beginners-The Christmas Tree Formation

Football is a result oriented business. Whatever succeeds, earns fame for itself and for its conceiver. And if it captures the imagination of spectators...

Football Tactics For Beginners:Catenaccio

  Some people are etched in our collective minds, as are some legends and indeed, perceptions about such words and legends. When it comes to football,...

Football Tactics for Beginners: The Makelele Role

Very rarely are football terms named after the footballers themselves, one example is of course the famousCruyff turn,but the most famous of our generation is “The Makelele Role”. ...

Football Tactics for Beginners:Rebirth of the Back 3

One of the most notable tactical trends of the 21st Century is the death of the 3-man defense.  In the 1980’s and 1990’s the...

The Perfect Defensive System #3- Total Defending

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...

The Perfect Defensive System # 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...

Football Tactics For Beginners: The 4-4-2 Formation

The classic 4-4-2 formation might have become obsolete in the modern game,but there remains a certain charm in this basic but effective formation When football...

Football Tactics For Beginners:The Box to Box Midfielder

The Box to Box Midfielder and its decline. The Box to Box midfielder is a term which is used to describe a midfielder who influences...

Football Tactics For Beginners:How To Watch Football-Part 3

Read the first and the second part here and here   Attacking phase I talk about the exploitation of space purposely here as I'm about to talk about...