Football Tactics for Beginners: Tactical Periodization

What is Tactical Periodization? Tactical Periodization is a coaching methodology which is used to train football players with respect to the tactical context of the...
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Real Madrid have made an impressive start to the season under Julien Lopetegui so far. Although they lost in the Super Cup to Atletico Madrid, they won their two league games and Gareth Bale finally looks like he could replace Ronaldo. Surprisingly Real have not made any galactico signing to replace Cristiano Ronaldo but there is still time for a mega deal. The next few years will tell us whether Real’s shift in the policy of developing star players instead of buying them is a success or not.

 

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