Category: Tactics

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Play Up Or Play Out: The Myths And Legends Of Playing Out From The Back

Play Up Or Play Out: The Myths And Legends Of Playing Out From The Back

Playing out from the back, or POFTB as it isn’t known, has become the go-to phrase for coaches, pundits, or fans for a style of football which isn’t r ...
USMNT Victories Provide First Look At Berhalter-Ball

USMNT Victories Provide First Look At Berhalter-Ball

All eyes were on Gregg Berhalter’s first games in charge of the United States Men’s National Team against Panama and Costa Rica, but few gazes were mo ...
Pep Ticks Off New Tactics As Manchester City See Off Arsenal

Pep Ticks Off New Tactics As Manchester City See Off Arsenal

It was a lineup not dissimilar to one of Jurgen Klopp’s post right-back experiments, not in shape or style, but in the questions it posed pre-match. ...
Ancelotti’s New Napoli Or More Sarrismo For Liverpool?

Ancelotti’s New Napoli Or More Sarrismo For Liverpool?

When Liverpool face Napoli in the Champions League it will be their third game in the space of a week. The first two were against Maurizio Sarri sides ...
The Ederson Effect: The Story of a Goal Kick

The Ederson Effect: The Story of a Goal Kick

Football is full of unpredictable moments: battles between individuals and teams the outcome of which, in most cases, is not known before the game, wr ...
James Milner & Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool’s Full Back Problems

James Milner & Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool’s Full Back Problems

Given the squad at his disposal, Jurgen Klopp has done remarkably well to get Liverpool into the situation they currently find themselves in. The R ...
Scouting Monaco’s Fabinho – From Full Back to Midfield

Scouting Monaco’s Fabinho – From Full Back to Midfield

AS Monaco are experiencing something of a resurgence at the moment. The club from the small principality had suffered a tumultuous few years. Havin ...
Is Kylian Mbappe The Next Star Forward off the French Production Line?

Is Kylian Mbappe The Next Star Forward off the French Production Line?

Kylian Mbappe is treading a path familiar to many young French footballers. From beginning as a player at his hometown club AS Bondy, to the Champi ...
Kasper Dolberg: Ajax’s Dashing Dane

Kasper Dolberg: Ajax’s Dashing Dane

John Steen Olsen has a keen eye for talent. The scout has been employed by Ajax for a number of years now as their eyes in Scandinavia, and he has alr ...
Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

It was supposed to be the biggest game in US soccer history, and maybe in some ways it will still be significant, but it might have been even more sig ...
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