Category: Tactics

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Liverpool’s Defensive Dilemma: High Lines – High Risk – High Reward

Liverpool’s Defensive Dilemma: High Lines – High Risk – High Reward

By Cain Smith. Liverpool are the current Premier League champions and look likely to be fighting for top spot again this season. Jürgen Klopp's [...]
Space – The Problem With Pep Guardiola’s Defenders

Space – The Problem With Pep Guardiola’s Defenders

By Nicó Morales. It’s pretty easy to define what makes a good attacker. Perhaps, not so much because there’s any single action that we can hold up [...]
What Is Going Wrong For Javier Hernandez At LA Galaxy?

What Is Going Wrong For Javier Hernandez At LA Galaxy?

By Chris Smith. LA Galaxy's recent 2-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake highlighted a worrying trend which continues to follow them around this season: the [...]
San Jose Earthquakes Tactics – MLS Entertainers Exit At Quarterfinals Stage

San Jose Earthquakes Tactics – MLS Entertainers Exit At Quarterfinals Stage

By James Nalton. San Jose Earthquakes' performance at the MLS is Back tournament was almost a microcosm of their 2019 Major League Soccer season. A [...]
Analysis Of Barcelona’s Historic 6-2 Victory At Real Madrid In May 2009

Analysis Of Barcelona’s Historic 6-2 Victory At Real Madrid In May 2009

In 2009 Barcelona triumphed in the Copa del Rey, La Liga, the Champions League, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, [...]
Parking The Bus – The Low Block And How To Break It Down

Parking The Bus – The Low Block And How To Break It Down

By Sachin Prabhu Ram. What Is A Low Block? The low block is a defensive system where the players defend very deep in their own territory and restric [...]
The Tactics Which Saw Real Madrid Win The Champions League Three Years In A Row

The Tactics Which Saw Real Madrid Win The Champions League Three Years In A Row

By Cain Smith. In the last decade, Real Madrid gave the biggest display of European dominance since Udo Lattek's Bayern Munich in the 1970s. Los [...]
Sampdoria vs Barcelona 1992 European Cup Final – A Snapshot Of Football History

Sampdoria vs Barcelona 1992 European Cup Final – A Snapshot Of Football History

By James Nalton. Europe’s biggest and most prestigious continental club competition had been going for 36 years, but Barcelona were yet to win it. [...]
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 [...]
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