Why does English football not trust Zonal Marking?

After many years of threatening to clamp down on excessive grappling from set-pieces, this season has seen Premier League referees penalise holding and shirt-pulling...
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Are defensive players undervalued? A quantitative analysis

I always believed that defensive players might be undervalued compared to offensive ones, especially in the Premier League. Now, this was just a point...

Best Football Analytics Books

We have compiled a list of the best football analytics books for the casual football fan. Football analytics and data science/machine learning in general...

The new Packing statistic that is catching on fast in the world of football

Today's football world is driven by statistics. Player formations, the style that different clubs employ, leading goal scorers, most goals scored, most goals conceded;...

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Tactical Analysis: RB Leipzig 0-3 PSG

COVID-19 has brought a chain of strange events to football. Champions League has turned into 1-leg knockouts, all to be played in Southern Portugal,...

RB Leipzig 0-3 PSG: Tactical Analysis

In this tactical analysis of the Champions League semifinals, we will take a look at the tactics of Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann. PSG...

Total Football and it’s impact on the modern game

The popularism of the “Catennaccio” in the 1960s by Helenio Herrera was game-changing in that it focused its tenets on defending and the art...