The False 9 is a blog devoted to the fascinating and intriguing world of football tactics for the ordinary football fan. Started in May 2011 by Founder/Editor Ritesh Gogineni, TF9 has been visited more than 10 million times by people all around the world.


Interview with ESPN on Jurgen Klinsmann’s tactics

Contemporary tactics are extremely complex and somewhat overwhelming, however I’d recommend any novice read their Football tactics for Beginners articles to fill in the blanks.-Left-Wing Soccer on The False 9

I even bored Glynn Snodin with liberos and double pivots this week so I follow @TheFalse_9 to make me feel better. Fantastic blog.-Laure James( NI Football editor, Daily Mail/talkSPORT/BBC Sport NI contributor)

TheFalse_9 one of this week’s Premier League predictors for The Football Front, great blogger, incredible website.-The Football Front

Zonal Marking’s Michael Cox is the best tactical analyst I know off, but The False 9 isn’t far behind when it comes to dissecting inverted wingers, carilleros and double pivots.- Football Farrago

10 Football Blogs to follow this Premier League SeasonBBClothing

100 Blogs to Follow in 2015– Left-Wing Soccer

24 Blogs to read this season– The Inside Channel

20 blogs to follow in 2012BackPage Football

Featured in The Best of Football writing in 2011-A Football Report

The False 9 was  nominated for the Best New Blog at the NOPAs 2011.

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