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Why it makes sense for England to switch to a back three formation

England labored their way into the World Cup after beating Slovenia in the most depressing match involving a Slovenian since Melania married Donald Trump....

Tactical Analysis: France 3-2 England | England Fail In 3-4-2-1 Experiment

Gareth Southgate sent his team out in a 3-4-2-1 formation which became one of the most used formations during last year in the big...

Tactical Analysis: Brazil 0-1 Argentina | Glimpses Of Future Under Sampaoli As Brazil Waste Chances

The 2017 Superclásico de las Américas game between the South American rivals served as an intriguing curtain raiser to Jorge Sampaoli’s reign as the...

A History of the England Football Kit

In 1872, the first ever official international football match took place at the West of Scotland Cricket Club in Glasgow. The match was between...

A Guide to Corruption in Brazilian Football

Corruption in Brazil as a whole According to the World Economic Forum, out of the 138 nations researched, Brazil is the 4th most corrupt nation...

Tactical Analysis- USA 4-0 Trinidad & Tobago

The US Men’s National Soccer team closed out the opening round of World Cup 2018 qualifying with a comprehensive and emphatic 4-0 victory of...

How Daley Blind helped Germany win the World Cup

Simon Kuper, during a 2015 sports data discussion with Balls.ie, on how Daley Blind helped Germany win the World Cup pic.twitter.com/xRflQCPIlC — Mohamed Moallim (@iammoallim)...

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...

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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 rise of Luka Jovic

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

Mason Mount: Chelsea’s Golden Boy

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

The Original Invincibles- Preston North End 1888/89

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Football Tactics for Beginners: The Low Block

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