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Everton’s tactics under mister Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelloti is one of the most succeful coaches on the planet. With an experience unrivalled by any coach currently working in the premier league. Since the rebirth of Everton under his commands I decided to dedicate this modest piece of article to him. Find below the details of the Italian coach tactics in the following […]

How to plan a soccer training session?

In the world of soccer we often hear that soccer is a simple game and that the best players usually make their game so simple it gives the impression that anyone can do it. Achieving that simplicity in the game, playing fast and simple is not something people are born with and often it is […]

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United tactical analysis

Macelo Bielsa Marcelo alberto bielsa caldero nicknamed in the soccer world as ‘EL Loco’ was born in Rosario Argentina on the 21st July 1955. Bielsa played as a defender in Newell’s Old Boys’ First Division team, but retired when he was 25 to focus on coaching.Bielsa has managed several football clubs and also the national […]

The basics of the 5-3-2 soccer formation

What is the 5-3-2 soccer formation ? The 5-3-2 soccer formation is one of those formation that focuses on defending a lead and not conceding too many goals. It is the formation that the “weak” teams adopt in order to maintain their chances of wining the game by striking the opponents with fast counter. Knowing […]

The basics of the 3-4-3 soccer formation

3-4-3 Soccer formation The 3-4-3 soccer formation is an offensive minded soccer formation. With only three defenders at the back and three strikers one can already assume that the team shaping it up in sot ready to be on the receiving end of play rather it will dictate the tempo and try to outscore the […]

The players role in the 5-3-2 formation

All you want is to concede as little as possible in your next game. Not the bravest of choices or the most entertaining playing style. But what the hell if it gets you results you go for it. The ultra defensive 5-3-2 soccer formation is made for keeping the ball out of your goalposts. Usually […]

Introduction to the 5-3-2 soccer formation

What is the 5-3-2 soccer formation ? The 5-3-2 soccer formation is one of those formation that focuses on defending a lead and not conceding too many goals. It is the formation that the “weak” teams adopt in order to maintain their chances of wining the game by striking the opponents with fast counter. Knowing […]

The players role in the 3-4-3 formation

The 3-4-3 soccer formation The 3-4-3 soccer formation is an offensive minded soccer formation. With only three defenders at the back and three strikers one can already assume that the team shaping it up in sot ready to be on the receiving end of play rather it will dictate the tempo and try to outscore […]

Soccer positions and the players role in soccer formations

Soccer formations Soccer formations are the the way the eleven players are stationed on the pitch. There are so many formation that you can’t really put a hold on all of them in a single article. Soccer formation evolved with the evolution of the game. We witness soccer coaches genius when it come to assembling […]

Introduction to the 3-4-3 soccer formation

3-4-3 Soccer formation The 3-4-3 soccer formation is an offensive minded soccer formation. With only three defenders at the back and three strikers one can already assume that the team shaping it up in sot ready to be on the receiving end of play rather it will dictate the tempo and try to outscore the […]

The basics of the 4-1-4-1 Formation

4-1-4-1 Soccer formation The 4-1-4-1 is a relatively recent organic development and actually stems from either the 4-3-3 formation or from the 4-2-3-1 formation. In many ways, it is the formation’s next tactical evolution in an era defined by a paradigm of soccer stressing possession as a defensive strategy. Most notably Spain used this in […]

The players role in the 4-1-4-1 formation

Pep Guardiola revolutionized the uses of the 4-1-4-1 soccer formation and made his Bayern team dominant and entertaining. In the first article we’ve come to understand every aspect of this football formation. We’ve seen its requirements strengths and weaknesses. In today’s article its going to be a pleasure to introduce to what is demanded of […]

The 4-1-4-1 soccer formation for beginners

The 4-1-4-1 is a relatively recent organic development and actually stems from either the 4-3-3 formation or from the 4-2-3-1 formation. In many ways, it is the formation’s next tactical evolution in an era defined by a paradigm of soccer stressing possession as a defensive strategy. Most notably Spain used this in the final of […]

How many soccer players do you need for a team ?

Soccer is a sport with rules that are essential to keep its beauty and its fairness. As in many other team sports a predetermined number of player must be on the field before the first whistle of the referee. The referee, as a law enforcer has to make sure that the rules are uphold on […]

Gegenpressing : Modern football’s pressing tactic

Under Jürgen Klopp’s guidance, Liverpool has made it to the top of football and won the champions league after years of suffering and trophy less seasons. Since the German coach took commands he promised the fans trophies in 5 years and he reinvented Liverpool into a restless machine that has dominated the premier league this […]

The basics of the 4-2-3-1 football formation

By now you most have acknowledged the importance of formations and systems in football and you are itching to know more about them, How they work ? what are their requirements ? what’s the difference between them ? In today’s article we are going to tackle one of the most ancient formations in the history […]

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich tactical analysis

Since football returned thanks to the Bundesliga we were eager to watch the game between the leader and the runner up. It was a promising clash that would determine the faith of the Bundesliga. With 4 points behind the leaders, Dortmund Had high hopes for the game as winning would mean they will narrow the […]

The basics of the 4-4-2 soccer formation

The 4-4-2 soccer formation When you hear 4 4 2 formation and as a football fan you immediately think of the FourFourTwo magazine …. and yes the 4-4-2 formation was so dominant in the 1900s and early 2000s that it inspired the title of the infamous football magazine If you are reading this piece of […]

The basics of the 4-3-3 soccer formation

The 4-3-3 soccer formation The 4-3-3 formation is one of the most used football systems by today’s coaches. So many teams play with this formation like FC Barcelona,Real Madrid, Liverpool and i can go on for days naming all of them. But as a football fan, you have noticed without a doubt that the patterns […]

Lucien Favre’s Borussia Dortmund analysis

Lucien Favre Born on 2 November 1987, Lucien Favre is a a Swiss professional football manager and the mastermind behind Borussia Dortmund shape and prowess in the last 2 years. As a player he was renowned as an intelligent playmaker playing for various Swiss and French teams. He played a total of 309 games scoring […]

Football/Soccer books you have to read

Every football fan, soccer coach and player should aim at developing his knowledge of the game. And reading books is the most essential part of the learning process of every football fan. in the current article you’ll find a list of every football book worth reading that gives you a fresh look at the beautiful […]

The players role in the 4-4-2 football formation explained

When you hear 4-4-2 and as a football fan you immediately think of the FourFourTwo magazine …. and yes the 4-4-2 formation was so dominant in the 1900s and early 2000s that it inspired the title of the infamous football magazine. In my Beginners guide to understanding the 4-4-2 football formation i went through the […]

The players role in the 4-2-3-1 football formation explained

The 4-2-3-1 football formation is widely used by Spanish and German sides.Despite the defensive looks of this football system it is quite a flexible formation as we saw in the previous article. One of the best sides to dominate using this formation is Bayern Munich under Jupp Heynckes and we remember too well the awesome […]

Football training : Warm-up drills

Warm-ups are the physical exercises destined to prepare the body for a physical performance and focus the mind on the football training that lies ahead Is warming up important ? Warm-ups are exercises performed before a performance or a practice.It prepares the body ,through gradually activating the muscles, for the vigorous actions of the training. […]

The players role in the 4-3-3 formation one by one

The 4-3-3 formation is the coaches favourite football system in the recent years since it focuses on dominating the opponent and attacking all the time To implement the system, the coach need to be aware of the requirements, the strengths and the weaknesses of the formation and luckily he can have a taste at them […]

Is Casemiro the best defensive midfielder in the world ?

People talk about Isco and [Gareth] Bale but for me, the most important player would be Casemiro because without him, the team can’t play the same. He is the man who gives balance to Los Blancos and for me, he is fundamental. He isn’t the most technically gifted player but his performance is fundamental. Casemiro […]

The players role in the 3-5-2 formation

Usually, when you go for the 3-5-2 formation, it is because you are a coach that want to dominate possession and not sit back and defend To implement the system, you need to be aware of the requirements, the strengths and the weaknesses of the formation and luckily you can have a taste at them […]

A beginner’s guide to understanding the 4-4-2 football formation

If you are reading this piece of article you must have acknowledged the importance of formations and systems in football and you are itching to know more about them, How they work ? what are their requirements ? what’s the difference between them ? You can think of this system as a renaissance painting, a […]

The 3-5-2 football formation explained

By now you most have acknowledged the importance of formations and systems in football and you are itching to know more about them, How they work ? what are their requirements ? what’s the difference between them ? The 3-5-2 formation is one of my favourite soccer formations …. I first came to love it […]

All you need to know about the 4-2-3-1 formation in football

By now you most have acknowledged the importance of formations and systems in football and you are itching to know more about them, How they work ? what are their requirements ? what’s the difference between them ? In today’s article we are going to tackle one of the most ancient formations in the history […]

When will the Premier league return ?The latest EPL news and updates

Due to the covid-19 outbreak in the world, most of the football leagues postponed their fixtures until further notice Leicester City defeated Aston villa 4-0 in the last game ,until now, of the 2019-2020 Premier League season, So since march 9 there hasn’t been any single game played and it kind of sucks Will the […]

All you need to know about the 4-3-3 formation in football

As a football fan, you have noticed without a doubt that the patterns in both attacks an defence change from team to team even when they use the same 4-3-3 formation Fc Barcelona uses Tiki-Taka, Real Madrid uses Speed counters and Liverpool presses high and Firmino has a role of assisting the wingers. So you […]

6 tips to be a better football defender

Football is a chess game won by scoring more and conceding less than the opponent in a 90 minutes game Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles Sir Alex Ferguson And coming from one of the greatest coaches in the history of the game we can only say AMEN Point being, if you want […]

Football formations explained

No one can deny the role that coaches and their philosophy play in their team’s performances throughout the season. As a matter of fact they are held responsible for both good and bad results, and they build their CVs based on how they play and where they place their players on the field …. These […]

Inter 3-1 Barcelona :How Mourinho caged The Alien Lionel Messi

The 2010 Barcelona team was wrecking havoc in all their games, mesmerizing displays and too many goals with the tactics of the one and only Pep Guardiola and the sorcery of their wizard Lionel Messi …. But in that game, against all expectations Inter Milan Caged Barcelona and won the game 3-1 which led them […]

Real Madrid 2-0 FC Barcelona: Zidane’s Ideas

It’s El Classico time, the whole world pauses to witness one of the greatest fixtures that the footballing world awaits every year …… and guess what ? it always delivers Formations and Line-ups Before going any further get to know more about Formations here REAL MADRID Real Madrid started the game with some familiar faces […]


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