tactics

English Premier League

Video: Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho discuss Man Utd’s tactics at Liverpool

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Manchester United's tactics dominated the post-match discussion after their 0-0 draw at Liverpool yesterday. Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho...

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Spurs played 3-2-5 vs West Brom, Walker and Rose were wide forwards

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Tottenham Hotspur effectively played a 3-2-5 formation in their 4-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. While they didn't...

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Photos: Jose Mourinho tactics questioned after Man Utd’s defeat at Watford

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This is a coaching error thats purely on Mourinho. No two ways about it. pic.twitter.com/ZhXz1zc3rq Simeon (@6ixRole) September 18, 2016...

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Tactics Review: Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

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Aston Villa tactics Remi Garde changed the team shape and more than half of the personnel that started in the 3-1 defeat at Tottenham last Monday....

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Tactics Review: Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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Arsenal tactics In his pre-match interview, Arsene Wenger emphasised the need for balance when attacking. He noted that his men needed to be fully...

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Tactics Review: Bournemouth 0-1 Newcastle

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Bournemouth tactics Bournemouth were more formidable in the second-half last time out when they took the game to Southampton. That encouraged Eddie...

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Tactics Review: Man Utd 2-0 West Brom

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Manchester United tactics Louis van Gaal mentioned in his pre-match interview that he was pleased with his team's performance in the 1-0 victory over...

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Tactics Review: Stoke 1-0 Chelsea

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Full-time: Stoke City 1-0 Chelsea. #CFCLive pic.twitter.com/2fm6V6OE1f Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 7, 2015 Stoke City tactics Mark...

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Tactics Review: Tottenham vs Aston Villa

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Tottenham Hotspur tactics Spurs came into this game with the longest unbeaten run in the league and were fresh from a 1-5 victory at Bournemouth, so...

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Tactics Review: Everton 6-2 Sunderland

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Everton tactics Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo were impressive in midweek as the left attacking midfielder and left-back, respectively, so Roberto...

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Tactics Review: Southampton 2-0 Bournemouth

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Southampton tactics Sadio Mane's return from suspension allowed Ronald Koeman to turn to the side that drew with Liverpool last weekend. The Saints...

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Tactics Review: Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

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Crystal Palace tactics Alan Pardew admitted before this game that Manhcester United were going to enjoy more possession than his side, but the...

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Philadelphia Union

Tactical analysis: Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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Philadelphia Union were the better team on Sunday, and they are looking more and more organized on both sides of the ball.

Post-match analysis: Real Salt Lake 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Real Salt Lake out-Union'd the Union last weekend.

News roundup: Roster upgrades, U-20’s top Mexico, more

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How much has the Union roster really improved from last year and a historic win for the US U-20's over Mexico.

Tactical thinking: Two tips on the spear

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Could the 4-2-3-1 Union use the 4-4-2?

Tactical thinking: Three backs to rule them all?

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Three back systems are en vogue again. Might such a system work for the Union?

Tactical thinking: Options for the Union in 2017

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Philly will likely stick with their 4-2-3-1 in 2017 even though many have suggested utilizing a 4-4-2 or three-back system. What were the Union hoping to achieve with their particular system, and what are the pros and cons of the other options?

The shape of the Union

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Philadelphia Union are committed to a variant of the 4-3-3 this season. Why has the club adopted what can seem like a stubborn stance on team shape? And will they stick with it?

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: ‘Defense first’ is more than just a mantra

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The Union allowed 55 goals last season. To bring that number down the club drafted for defense, and Jim Curtin is looking to implement a top-to-bottom press that takes advantage of the team's athletic back line in 2016.

Newcastle United

Confident Benitez Brilliantly Sums Up Last Night’s Game

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When you hear somebody speak about their passion whatever it is be it singing, maths, running, swimming, astronomy or even football management it's always very interesting and commands your attention. That's because the person loves what they are talking about and they always come across very interesting and they think it's exciting [.

Benitez Explains How And Why His Game Plan Was So Effective

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When asked after the 2-1 win at Brighton last Tuesday night whether it would be the same again at Huddersfield on Saturday, Rafa hesitated and then said it would be a different kind of game because Huddersfield like to hold ontothe ball a lot and would have lots of possession. Rafa was right about that [.

Newcastle Doing Well But Rafa Still Wants To See Improvement

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Rafa Benitez has got Newcastle well organized in almost every facet of their play and that includes being able to score goals from set-plays, something that former head coach Alan Pardew had big trouble with. Ciaran Clark headed home from a Jonjo Shelvey cross after only 11 minutes on Saturday against Brentford and that was [.

Rafa’s Gives His Analysis Of The Rotherham Win

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As Rafa had pointed out more than once in his press conference on Friday Rotherham United are a much better team than their position in the table would suggest and they gave Newcastle everything we could handle yesterday. Rotherham had a few chances near the end and it could have easily ended up as a [.

Rafa Talks Tactics For Rotherham Game

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RafaBenitez is well aware of the potential for a disaster at the New York Stadium this afternoon in Rotherham and has tried to prepare his players accordingly. He has reminded them of what happened after we demolished QPR 6-0 away a short 17 days ago when pundits were saying there wasNewcastle United and then the [.

Arsenal

Pioneering: Tactics Guru Dean Saunders Reckons Arsenal Should Have Used 5-2-4 Formation To Stifle Bayern Munich (Video)

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Dean Saunders appeared on Sky Sports News today to deconstruct Arsenal's 5-1 disembowelling at the hands of Bayern Munich in midweek.

Showing the kind of flair for tactics that has served him well throughout his managerial career, Saunders tore into Arsenal before proffering forth his own suggested tactical approach for keeping the German giants quiet.

Paul Merson Has Concluded That Harry Redknapp Is ‘Better Tactically’ Than Arsene Wenger

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After studiously crunching the data over a number of sleepless nights, Paul Merson has come to the conclusion that Arsene Wenger is tactically inferior to English football's greatest exponent of the totaalvoetball philosophy, Henry James 'Harry' Redknapp.

Having played under both managers, Merse is well placed to comment and appeared on TalkSPORT to present his findings in seminar form.

What is the key difference between struggling Arsenal and on-fire Chelsea?

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Chelsea beat Arsenal at Stamford Bridge yesterday with a dominant display, and now look even more certain to win the Premier League title, butwhat is the difference between our sides? We are one of only three teams who can boast a win over our rivals this season, but the truth is that we have failed [.

The Arsenal formation to get the best from Vardy?

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HOW DO WE FIT JAMIE VARDY INTO ARSENAL THE ARSENAL LINE-UP? By NO Arsenal are about to trigger the release clause for Jamie Vardy is a story that has just broken through. Whereas, a player who has scored 24 goals in the EPL would be great, the question will always be, is Vardy a one [...]

Let’s talk tactics that can win Arsenal the title

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Tactics to use in our remainder of the season to win games‏ by Briantole. Here are some tactics Arsenal could use in the remainder of the season to win games. A winning formula we can use. With our rich squad full of talented players how can we alternate tactics with variance to the opponents we [.

Tactics Review: Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal

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Bayern Munich tactics Pep Guardiola turned to a 4-2-3-1 formation to dominate possession, use the width of the pitch in the final-third and again...

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Manchester United

Man Utd stars reduced to laughter by Louis van Gaal’s penis formation

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Manchester United players have reportedly been laughing behind manager Louis van Gaal's back over a new formation he foisted upon them in...

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Tactics Review: Man Utd 1-0 CSKA Moscow

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Man Utd tactics Louis van Gaal shuffled his forwards in attempts to improve his side's offensive threat. United kept their familiar 4-2-3-1...

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UEFA Europa League

Tactics Review: Tottenham 2-1 Anderlecht

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Mauricio watches on from the sideline with his team 1-0 up after 66mins. #COYS pic.twitter.com/weXDQVTw8n Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial)...

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Tactics Review: Rubin Kazan 0-1 Liverpool

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Rubin Kazan tactics Valery Charly set his charges up as if they were the away team. The plan was to contain Liverpool with two flat lines of four...

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The Rest

Sensitive Issue: England Players Told Not To Use Public Wi-Fi At 2018 World Cup For Fear Of Russian Hack Attacks

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England players and staff are being advised not to use public or hotel wi-fi at the World Cup in Russia next year for fear of nefarious hack attacks.

According to the Telegraph, the FA have alerted FIFA about their concerns over sensitive information, such as team selections, tactical details and injury issues, being leaked during the tournament.

Post-match analysis: Union 0-2 NYC FC

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Philadelphia Union made changes in midfield, but still looked reactive and impotent in their second straight home loss.

Concussions: A Humorous Approach

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You've probably never heard a Tarheels-Bulldogs matchup lauded about in the history books. In fact, you probably don't even know who that is. And you shouldn't. There is nothing too special about the Yale Bulldogs or the University of North Carolina Tarheels when it comes to soccer. However, you may be one of the 36.

Hate it or love it, the underdog is on top

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"Se busca rival digno para derbi decente" (Wanted: worthy rival for a decent derby) This is the saying that Real Madrid fans, madridistas, displayed on every side of the Bernabeu during the Madrid derby until about 4 years ago. In 2011 on December 23rd, Diego Simeone was unveiled as the new manager of Atlético de.

Jurgen Klopp says wind is affecting his Liverpool tactics

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the wind has forced him to alter his tactics since he arrived at Anfield in October. The Reds boss reckons the...

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