Football Tactics for Beginners: Inverted Fullbacks

A relatively unknown quantity, the inverted fullback position is typically used to combat wingers that like to cut inside to get involved in the...
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Rough Diamonds #18- Joe Rothwell (Manchester United)

This GIF  kind of sums up Joe Rothwell quite nicely. The finish is perhaps the best he's ever shown at the U21 level, but...

Rough Diamonds #17- Ben Pearson (Manchester United)

Ben Pearson is what many would characterize as a classic midfield terrier. He's got good acceleration, decent passing, excellent positioning and the recognizable...

Rough Diamonds #16- Andreas Pereira (Manchester United)

Andreas Pereira is one of the most talented and skillful players that have come through the Manchester United youth system in some time (including...

Liverpool’s 10 best youth players

Harry Wilson , 17, Winger, Wales, One of Liverpool's brightest attacking players, and has made a real partnership with Ryan Kent, who we'll be talking about...

Rough Diamonds #15-Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United)

  Timothy Fosu-Mensah -This signing has a very "Paul Pogba" feel to it . One of the highest rated youngsters in the continent, lots of...

Rough Diamonds #14- Óliver Torres (Atletico Madrid)

    The conveyor belt of talented midfielders coming out of Spain feels almost endless at times. As Iniesta and Xavi move into the latter stages...

Rough Diamonds #13-Mateo Kovačić (Inter)

    One in a million talent, you say?  Try one in five million (approximately Croatia's population) talent, and you would still be far from the...

Rough Diamonds #12- Christian Eriksen (Ajax Amsterdam)

Danish people are not new to watching a technically adept, twinkle toed attacking midfielder who can unlock defences at will. So one can understand...

Rough Diamonds #11-Jean Marie Dongou (Barcelona)

La Masia may have the fortunate knack of regularly producing and nurturing supremely talented footballers, but you’d think that even they would have had...

Rough Diamonds #10-Marc-André ter Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

28 matches into the 2010-11 season German club, Borussia Monchengladbach, had conceded 62 goals and were in last place being five points away from...

Rough Diamonds #9-Stephan El Shaarawy (AC Milan)

Most of us tend to associate Italian football with quality defenders and a dearth of attackers. Attacking talents are considered a rarity in Italy....

Rough Diamonds #8-Moritz Leitner (Borussia Dortmund)

Over the last few years, Germany has produced some of the most talented attackers in the world. Ranging from lethal goal scorers like Mario...

Rough Diamonds #7-Nick Ioannou (Manchester United)

Nick Ioannou is a highly rated school boy who became the first Cypriot to represent Manchester United when he was named in the FAYC...

Rough Diamonds #6-Georginio Wijnaldum

-Andrew HardingJust the look of Georginio Wijnaldum motionless gives the impression that he will be an excellent player if not one already. Lithe frames...

Rough Diamonds #5-Romelu Lukaku

He had a dream. Now his dream has been fulfilled. A glance at the hulking frame of Romelu Lukaku and an immediate comparison to...

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