Tag: Pep Guardiola

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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 [...]
Tortured Genius: Is Pep Guardiola Too Clever For His Own Good?

Tortured Genius: Is Pep Guardiola Too Clever For His Own Good?

By Raj Das. Pep Guardiola is undoubtedly one of the most decorated managers in the history of club football. But there have been moments when he ha [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
How a Classic Two up Top is Allowing Man City to Reach ‘Peak Pep’

How a Classic Two up Top is Allowing Man City to Reach ‘Peak Pep’

Manchester City’s formation and application on a murky Wednesday night in Rotterdam and a breezy afternoon at Vicarage Road in front of Elton John saw [...]
Chess, Rugby and Football’s Other Outside Influences

Chess, Rugby and Football’s Other Outside Influences

Comparing football to chess feels like it lands somewhere between pretentious and tacky. It definitely requires the use of a drop cap at the start [...]
Alves, Guardiola, and Tite’s Brazil: The Long Road to Jogo Bonito II

Alves, Guardiola, and Tite’s Brazil: The Long Road to Jogo Bonito II

Dani Alves likes talking about Pep Guardiola. It’s no surprise really, given that the Catalan manager turned the Brazilian into one of the most acc [...]
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