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Mason Mount: Chelsea’s Golden Boy

When Frank Lampard was appointed, Derby County fans everywhere collectively held their breath in the hope of whom his widely spoken about “contacts” might...

Steve Walsh- The man behind Leicester City’s title win

Football has undergone tremendous change over the years. There is so much emphasis on tactics and managerial changes these days. Nobody has patience anymore,...

Rough Diamonds #31- Kasey Palmer(Chelsea)

As Chelsea’s 2015/2016 petered off into a 10th place finish, there was a clear opportunity for Guus Hiddink to include some of the clubs...

Rough Diamonds #30- João Mário (Sporting)

A graduate from the famous Sporting academy, João Mário is the latest talent to roll of off the production line. After breaking into the...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #1- Timothy Fosu-Mensah

This is the tenth and last post in this series,where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and/u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s...

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #2- Callum Gribbin

This is the ninth post in a series of 10, where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and/u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s youth teams....

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #3- Axel Tuanzebe

This is the eighth post in a series of 10, where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and/u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s youth teams....

Manchester United Youth Rankings 2016 #4- Joshua Harrop

This is the sixth post in a series of 10, where reddit users /u/monsieurryan and/u/rdzzl have rated the ten best players playing for Manchester United’s youth...

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Manchester United’s biggest transfer mistake of last summer

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

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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

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

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