Conventional wingers: A dying breed?

In the good old days, the rules of playing football were simple, and so were the tactics. The big and sturdy lads played in...
Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9.

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The Power of Football in Politics and Society

Football, and footballers, have long been stuck with a bad reputation. Hooliganism colours many people’s opinions of the sport just as much as the...

Mourinho’s return to form makes Spurs Premier League contenders

When any club hires Jose Mourinho, they do it to win trophies. Daniel Levy had the same expectation when he appointed the Special One...

A look at Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics at Leeds United

Leeds achieved the perfect start in their comeback season to the Premier League. Leeds’ amazing beginning of the season has been mostly because of...

PSG 1: 2 Man Utd- Tactical Analysis

In this analysis, we will be looking at the tactics of Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Thomas Tuchel in PSG and Man United's most recent...

Man United’s possible lineup against Chelsea based on the new and exciting back 3 formation used in the PSG victory

Manchester United's victory against PSG came after a tumultuous start to the season with questions already being raised over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's eligibility to...

Serie A’s Last Outsiders Part 1: Hellas Verona, 1984/1985

With the 2020–2021 Serie A underway, there is a general sense of uncertainty about a league that has fallen from the heights of its...

Have Opponents Got Used To Liverpool’s 4-3-3 Formation This Season

Liverpool are conceding goals at an alarming rate when you consider that they only conceded 33 Premier League goals throughout last season’s title-winning campaign....

Football Books

Foul- The Beautiful Game, An Ugly Truth [Book Excerpt]

The clip-clop of football boot studs on concrete echoed through the tunnel over the hum of distant crowd noise. A drenched team of players...

Best Football Analytics Books

We have compiled a list of the best football analytics books for the casual football fan. Football analytics and data science/machine learning in general...

The Best Football Books of 2019

It's been another eventful year in the world of football. As we look forward to 2020, we have compiled a list of the best...

The Best Football Books of 2018

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5 Books every Soccer fan needs to read before the FIFA World Cup 2018

The FIFA World Cup is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to brush up your history and facts about the World...

50 Twitter Accounts you must follow for the Fifa World Cup 2014

Twitter has become an integral part of the football watching experience. After a goal is scored,people don’t anymore watch the replay,they immediately go on twitter to express their disbelief over the defending or their joy seeing the finish. So we have compiled 50 must follow twitter accounts for the World Cup. So get following!

  Follow @Zonal_Marking

  Follow @JamesHorncastle
  Follow @jonawils
  Follow @Futfanatico
  Follow @OwenNeilson
  Follow @henrywinter
  Follow @Paolo_Bandini
  Follow @Santapelota
  Follow @sidlowe
  Follow @ArgentinaFW
  Follow @MiguelDelaney
  Follow @tomwfootball
  Follow @iammoallim
  Follow @Rupert_Fryer
  Follow @sportingintel
  Follow @Jon_LeGossip
  Follow @ByTheMinWC2014
  Follow @honigstein
  Follow @JohnnyDuerden
  Follow @CheGiaevara
  Follow @ademir2z
  Follow @Cnyari
  Follow @WhoScored
  Follow @StatsZone
  Follow @11tegen11
  Follow @Alvarez
  Follow @MrAcconci
  Follow @eaamalyon
  Follow @InfostradaLive
  Follow @OptaPro
  Follow @MundoAlbicelest
  Follow @CroatianSoccer
  Follow @snap_kaka_pop
  Follow @PhilippeAuclair
  Follow @MatchPhotos
  Follow @football_oranje
  Follow @HEGS_com
  Follow @JamesPiotr
  Follow @PortuBall
  Follow @PeterMcVitie
  Follow @BeNeFoot
  Follow @salimosaid
  Follow @OluwadaLotfi
  Follow @JongsmaJongsma
  Follow @amylawrence71
  Follow @seeadarkness
  Follow @bifana_bifana
  Follow @barneyronay
  Follow @bootifulgame

  And finally give us a follow too,we won’t bore you!

  Follow @TheFalse_9

                                                 

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