A History of the England Football Kit

In 1872, the first ever official international football match took place at the West of Scotland Cricket Club in Glasgow. The match was between...

A Guide to Corruption in Brazilian Football

Corruption in Brazil as a whole According to the World Economic Forum, out of the 138 nations researched, Brazil is the 4th most corrupt nation...

Tactical Analysis- USA 4-0 Trinidad & Tobago

The US Men’s National Soccer team closed out the opening round of World Cup 2018 qualifying with a comprehensive and emphatic 4-0 victory of...

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 Germany win the World Cup pic.twitter.com/xRflQCPIlC — Mohamed Moallim (@iammoallim)...

France Vs Portugal Preview using xG: Closer than you think

In the build-up to the Euro 2016 Final, the hype has primarily been around France. This is obviously understandable; they’ve had a nearly flawless...

Euro 2016 Tactical Preview- Romania

Romania is joining Europe’s elite at Euro 2016 after comfortably qualifying for the final tournament. Having missed on all the major tournaments since 2008...

The Problem with Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos is good at many things, but defending is not one of them. He can tackle, but he is not a ball winner....

Euro 2016 Tactical Preview- Albania

With an exciting Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, seeing The Eagles finish second in their group, the Albanian national team led by former Udinese and...

Euro 2016 Tactical Preview- Turkey

Euro 2016 will be Turkey’s first major tournament after 8 years. They reached the quarter finals in Euro 2000, came 3rd in the World Cup...

Euro 2016 Tactical Preview- Belgium

Bandied about as the dark horses and rank outsiders for the competition, Belgium’s squad has an embarrassing wealth of riches. As a ‘golden generation’...

Euro 2016 Tactical Preview- Portugal

Portugal head into the EURO 2016 competition with a team containing both experience, and relatively unknown quantities that have begun to break through. Names...

Euro 2016 Tactical Preview-France

France, the host country have one of the strongest squads on paper going into the tournament. More importantly all of their key players have...

Euro 2016 Tactical Preview- Wales

Wales, led by the superstar Gareth Bale, made history in October 2015 by qualifying for the upcoming European Championships. It was the first time...

Why England can win the FIFA World Cup 2018

England has made impressive progress after the first round exit at the World Cup in Brazil. Before the draw against Italy in Turin,England had...

Football Tactics and National Identity-Part 3

This is an excerpt from the book Soccer Tactics 2014: What the World Cup taught us By Ray Power,you can buy it here.You can read...

Football Tactics and National Identity-Part 2

This is an excerpt from the book Soccer Tactics 2014: What the World Cup taught us By Ray Power,you can buy it here.You can read...

Marcelo Bielsa’s tactical evolution-From Chile to Marseille

In a business where only strong personalities survive, Marcelo Bielsa could very well be the most unique of them all. Bielsa is the mad...

Football Tactics and National Identity

This is an excerpt from the book Soccer Tactics 2014: What the World Cup taught us By Ray Power,you can buy it here “Surprised to read...

Rebuilding a Champion-Loew ‘s difficult task ahead

The greatest fallacy of success is that you will never have the opportunity to enjoy your achievements. Joachim Löw, the Manager of the German...

Colombia- The future is finally bright for Pekerman’s men

The World Cup is over, what once was a hot bed of cultural vibrancy is now an expanse of shattered Brazilian self-worth. Yet, out...

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