With six wins from their first nine official games, scoring 22 goals, and a friendly win over Atletico Madrid, Feyenoord have had a pretty good start to the season. Especially considering the fact that their new manager Arne Slot is trying to implement a completely new style of play.
When I was asked to write a short essay on how an organization could push scouts to use data into their reports to improve them, I thought that was an absurd idea for several reasons. Thus, I decided to write about something else. Something I think might improve the way scouting reports are made in many football clubs.
After finishing 2nd last season, Shakhtar Donetsk hired esteemed, upcoming Italian manager Roberto de Zerbi. The ambitious and unique playing style demonstrated most notably at Sassuolo earned him acclaim for his tactical acumen, ending his tenure at the Sassuolo with an 8th place finish and a respectable 62 points. This article will investigate the rationale behind his build-up preferences and how that is translating to his new side.
In part one we dissected the various forms you can use to build your restdefence. In this second part we look at the different counterattacking methods coaches can adopt against the different types of restdefences. We are looking at the different counterattacking strategies and what restdefence shapes they’re most effective against.
On November 12th, 2020, following a start to the season with just one win out of their first nine, Celta Vigo fired Óscar García and replaced him with 46 year old Eduardo Coudet. In the two months following his appointment, Celta strung together an incredible run of results while implementing a style of play that captivated many fans.
The use of simple hammers dates back millions of years ago according to the discovery by Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis of Stony Brook University. Various shaped stones were used to break down bigger stones, wood or bones.
A magician not pulling a trick in-front of thousands of spectators doesn’t mean the failure of the magic trick. Behind any magic trick, hours and hours of creativity are followed by more hours of practice. Alone in his room, a magician might perform the trick seamlessly without any interruptions but circumstances on the day of the show can result in the trick not coming off as intended.
Eduardo Camavinga is one of the hottest teenage prospects in European football. Being pursued by Manchester United and linked with Paris Saint-Germain, among other European powerhouses, indicates that the midfielder will not stay at Stade Rennais much longer because there are options for him and he is willing to make the next step. But what are his specialities and contributions?
Ever since Jose Mourinho arrived in England, the importance of the transition phases has increased massively. From the 2010’s onwards this importance has only increased by the likes of Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola who helped to revolutionise attacking and defensive transitions and bring the game of football to a new level.
In a parallel timeline, Timo Werner scores his chance and Germany are through to the Quarterfinals. Gareth Southgate is ridiculed, and England are once again out of a major competition.