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How do you impose yourself without the ball? Brentford answered that question in impressive style, as their counterpressing took the forefront against a dysfunctional Arsenal. Though this defensive system looked less effective in the second period, Brentford scored their second in vintage Premier League style. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  From a broader […]

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Uncharacteristically, Pep Guardiola’s team began the game with little of the ball. Once Manchester City got the ball back, Leicester City quickly adapted to plug the holes. Although randomness broke the deadlock, Leicester were worth their win against an underwhelming City team missing several household names.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  Community Shields […]

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In knockout football, having a manager that can successfully change the tactical approach is a superpower. Even more so over the course of a four-week major tournament, where the quality of managers is lower than in club football on average. In this article, we look at the top five tactical switches of the tournament; unsurprisingly, […]

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Staging the FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium has given many an immortal status in the game. Roberto Mancini knows this only too well: etching his name into the history books in 2011 with Manchester City, his success was the first of many to follow. What can England do to prevent another trophy for Mancini in […]

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