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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...

Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail: Analysing England’s failures in Iceland’s opening goal

In the days since England’s shock loss to Iceland, like many fans I have asked numerous questions in the search for answers to what...

Romania’s Euro journey comes to an end

Sunday night in Lyon, Albania defeated Romania and a national hysteria began in Gheorghe Hagi’s country. Everybody started to blame everybody. The last time...

Powerless Romania fail to impress against Switzerland

After the opener with France, everyone was talking about Romania’s football team, praising the players for their spirit, hard-work and organisation. Against France, Romania...

France 2:1 Romania- Romania almost ruins France’s party

The last time when France hosted the European Championships was in 1984. Les Bleus won all five games and eventually lifted the trophy. There...

Euro 2016- 6 Underdogs to watch out for

There’s always at least one so-called surprise package in every international tournament. Whether it’s a World Cup or European Championships, a previously unheralded team...

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....

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A look at Chris Wilder’s tactics at Sheffield United

It is perhaps no coincidence that the two in-form English managers were honing their craft in the Championship a...

Martin Ødegaard set to return for the game against Real Madrid

Martin Ødegaard who is currently on loan at Real Sociedad from Real Madrid has recovered from his injury troubles...

Manchester United’s biggest transfer mistake of last summer

Manchester United's disastrous run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starting after their famous victory in Paris can be explained due...

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Cruyffism through Spain

Spain has developed a unique commitment to technical football which has put them in good stead to make the past decade a period of Spanish dominance. The story to this dominance begin decades before hand when Cruyff decided that Barcelona would be the club he would next manage after his time at Ajax was over. He would create a cohesive identity for the club which kept the vision while finding success. This vision began with a number of manager who came before Cruyff but after Cruyff left, there would be many managers in Spain who would use his methods to discovery their own success.

The Jorginho Effect

We are obsessed in England with formations and personnel....

Hungary – The Golden Team that never quite made it.

When you look back at the history of past...

Pep Guardiola’s use of the Libero in the 4-3-3 formation

Pep Guardiola is amongst the most thought provoking tactical...

The rise of Luka Jovic

By now even the most casual of football fans...

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