The False Nine

A unconventional lone striker, who drops deep into midfield. Francesco Totti perhaps invented it for Roma in 2006/7, Lionel Messi played here when he swapped positions with Samuel Eto’o for Barcelona in 2008/09, and Robin van Persie played the role for Arsenal at the start of the 2009/10 season. -Zonal Marking

The False Nine is a blog completely devoted to the fascinating and intriguing world of football tactics for the ordinary football fan.From its humble beginnings,our blog so far has reached nowhere but we hope it will end up being one of Guardian's top 100 blogs.
So far the biggest prize we have got is being featured on The Guardian's favorite things this week.

To know more about us keep reading the blog and for a start our favorite player's picture is below

And our favorite manager.

Picture Courtesy-Graeme Bandeira

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