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    Football Formations

    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 formation When 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...

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    Man United’s predicted lineup against Crystal Palace- Ole to choose to pass over pace

    Manchester United face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday in the English Premier League. United can't afford to...

    How will Coutinho fit in at Bayern? A look at Niko Kovac’s 4-3-3 formation

    Bayern Munich has signed Philippe Coutinho in a loan deal from Barcelona for an €8.5 million fee for the...

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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.

    A look at Gian Piero Gasperini’s tactics at Atalanta

    After almost 3 years with Gian Piero Gasperini at...

    Mason Mount: Chelsea’s Golden Boy

    When Frank Lampard was appointed, Derby County fans everywhere...

    The Best Football Books of 2018

    It's been another eventful year in the world of...

    A look at Dusan Tadic’s False 9 role for Ajax under Erik ten Hag

    Ajax had two excellent strikers in Kasper Dolberg and...

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    France Vs Portugal Preview using xG: Closer than you think

    In the build-up to the Euro 2016 Final, the...