Football Tactics For Beginners:The Box to Box Midfielder

The Box to Box Midfielder and its decline.The Box to Box midfielder is a term which is used to describe a midfielder who influences...
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Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 Formation – Will it work at Chelsea?

When people hear the name ‘Antonio Conte’, two things immediately pop into their minds: his glorious, shining hair, and the 3-5-2 formation. After three...

Introduction to the 3-5-2 Formation

The Back-3 defense was created as a way to counter teams built around an orthodox 4-4-2. Using three Center Backs created four distinct advantages...

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona: City’s 4-4-2 shape is their downfall

Atletico Madrid are one of the few team which have found success against Barcelona playing a 4-4-2 formation. But Simeone's 4-4-2 is a world...

Analysing Barcelona’s 3-2-3-2 formation

Predictably, after Barcelona’s 7-0 2013 Champions League semifinal defeat to Bayern Munich, when they were physically overpowered by a compact and organized 4-4-2 press,...

Football Tactics for Beginners:Rebirth of the Back 3

One of the most notable tactical trends of the 21st Century is the death of the 3-man defense.  In the 1980’s and 1990’s the...

The Perfect Defensive System #2 – The 4-2-3-1

In this new series called The Perfect Defensive System,we invite you the reader to contribute posts on what you think is the best defensive...

Football Tactics For Beginners: The 4-4-2 Formation

The classic 4-4-2 formation might have become obsolete in the modern game,but there remains a certain charm in this basic but effective formationWhen football...

Football Tactics for Beginners:The 4-2-3-1 formation

The most widely used formation in international football at present is the 4-2-3-1 formation and most of the top clubs in Europe have been...

Manchester United’s Diamond Formation

Manchester United Diamond FormationAgainst Newcastle United, Sir Alex Ferguson did something against the traditions of great United sides. He put out a team with...

The Fuss about the 4-2-3-1

So what’s this fuss about 4-2-3-1? Why do people think that a formation can change the fortune of a team like England.Well the most...

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