A look at Manchester United’s 3 at the back formation

When Jose Mourinho sent his team out against FC Rostov in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League, it was quite surprising to see that three centre backs were named along with Antonio Valencia and Daley Blind as the two full backs. It was quite puzzling as they have not played that particular system […]

Football Tactics for Beginners-Compactness

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If you have the ball you must make the field as big as possible, and if you don’t have the ball you must make it as small as possible. –Johan Cryuff Compactness in football can be best defined in terms of the spacing between teammates. Staying compact essentially means limiting the space in relation to […]

Steve Walsh- The man behind Leicester City’s title win

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Football has undergone tremendous change over the years. There is so much emphasis on tactics and managerial changes these days. Nobody has patience anymore, a team in bad form cannot apparently turn their fortunes around unless they have a marquee signing in the subsequent transfer window or they sack their manager. This mentality is seen […]