Tactics

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How has Ancelotti tried to adapt Sarriball at Napoli?

The different philosophies of the two coaches are in full display; Sarri wants to overwhelm the opponent with precise and…

4 weeks ago
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Sergio Busquets and Andrea Pirlo each defined different interpretations of the deep-midfield role

Two exceptional players, two different interepretations of the same position; Alex Stewart explores the functional and stylistic differences between Andrea…

1 month ago
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Tactical Profile | New AC Milan signing Lucas Paquetá

Back in September, Tifo profiled Lucas Paqueta, the Brazilian midfielder who has now agreed a move to Serie A and…

2 months ago
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How Pep Guardiola improves his players

The Rondo is an encapsulation of Pep Guardiola’s coaching philosophy, a conduit through which his basic principles are channelled onto…

2 months ago
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How Alex Ferguson tactically adapted at Manchester United

In an era when English football was obsessed with ‘positions of maximum opportunity’ (POMO), long-ball method of playing, Ferguson was…

2 months ago
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Tactics Explained | Pochettino: Manchester United manager?

There is enough quality in this Manchester United set-up for Pochettino to achieve something significant with them. Whether he gets…

3 months ago
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Champions League Tactics | Thierry Henry: Bad manager or bad circumstances

Henry needs to find a system and stick to it, develop some understanding within his team, and hope that injuries…

3 months ago
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What tactical identity do Manchester United have under Jose Mourinho?

Blair Newman explores the various tactical perceptions of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

3 months ago
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Tactics Explained | Sarriball: Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea

“Our team always tries to take the initiative and play our football, regardless of venue, opponent or situation. That is…

3 months ago
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Champions League Tactics | Lyon vs Hoffenheim | A fascinating tactical battle

We explore why both these teams, bristling with attacking talent, take so many shots without scoring that many goals?

4 months ago
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Tactical Profiles: Nainggolan, Milner & Young: Extending careers

We take a look at James Milner, Ashley Young and Radja Nainggolan, examining how they have adapted their roles over…

4 months ago
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Tactics Explained | This edition of Barcelona against Real Madrid is about more than individuals

The tactical match-up between Real's Julen Lopetegui and Barca's Ernesto Valverde will put two different philosophies under the spotlight, a…

4 months ago
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What if Mourinho leaves Manchester United mid-season?

If Manchester United and Jose Mourinho part ways mid-season, who might take over?

5 months ago
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Tactics Explained | Slaviša Jokanović's Fulham

With Mitrovic as the focal point, Fulham could be mistaken for something of a one-trick pony in the top flight,…

5 months ago
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A brief history of Arrigo Sacchi

The high defensive line, the pressing game so omnipresent today – and utilised by a number of the most talented…

6 months ago
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Tactical Profile | Tottenham Hotspur-bound Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish has excelled this season for Aston Villa in a more central role, we tactically profile the young star.

7 months ago
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World Cup | Tactics Explained | What Happened to Two-Man Striker Teams

There have been a number of interesting tactical trends at this World Cup, and one of them is the general…

8 months ago
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Tactical Profile | Tottenham Target Tanguy Ndombele

We tactically profile Tanguy N’Dombele, the latest Lyon youngster to attract the attention of big clubs.

8 months ago
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World Cup | Tactical Preview | Spain

Spain haven’t quite hit the heady heights of 2010 recently, but to underestimate them would be a mistake.

9 months ago
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Tactical Profile | Hirving Lozano | PSV & Mexico's Young Winger

We take a tactical look at PSV title-winning winger, and Mexican starlet, Hirving Lozano.

9 months ago
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