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...

World Cup 2014-Van Gaal’s tactics against Spain

Oranje's coach is ready to make the turn from the traditional Dutch 4-3-3 to a more defensively solid 5-3-2 in order to overcome the...

Why Michael Carrick will be a big miss for England in...

Roy Hodgson in the recent friendlies has been trying to model Liverpool's style in hope that England can replicate the former's success this season....

World Cup Golden Boot contenders-Romelu Lukaku

Many names are circulating bookies’ boards and the internet tipped to win the Golden Boot at this coming World Cup. All the usual suspects...

World Cup 2014:Croatia-Player Profile-Mateo Kovačić

June 11th 2010: the World Cup opening ceremony kicked off in front of the capacity crowd at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, Mateo...