Tactics Zone: The Long Ball Game, The Right Way To Go For Manchester United?

“We couldn’t cope with long ball….”, that was the quote doing the round after a tough 1-1 draw between West Ham United and Manchester United, it took a late goal by Daley Blind to rescue a point for Manchester United after they were outplayed for most of the game and funnily this quote might have … Read more

Top Three Bizarre Tactical Formations In World Football

The Most  Bizarre formations in world football With the advent of tactics since the early 1990’s when players were no longer given the license to go out and play freely, we have seen modern football amalgamate with pulsating tactics with thorough research on the opposition thanks to the advancements in the latest technology. Fruitfully, the game … Read more

Southampton Steal A Point At Old Trafford, Arsenal Run Riot At The Emirates, City And Spurs Win Comfortably – EPL Talking Points

They came, they saw, but they didn’t conquer. Well, for a Southampton side that flirted with relegation last season, a draw at Old Trafford would suffice. However, like last season, Mauricio Pochettino’s men may feel as if they underachieved. Meanwhile, the pressure on David Moyes is at an all-time high, as the Red Devils are … Read more

Manchester United v Southampton – Tactical Analysis, Team News, And Prediction

  After a thrilling round of International qualifiers with three to four players in Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Ricky Lambert from today’s fixture helped qualify their national teams for next year’s showdown at Brazil, it is back to a normal daily routine where the former, from England & Dutch will help pulling Manchester United … Read more

England V Poland: Line-ups, Tactical preview And Prediction

England may have exceeded expectations on Friday when they dismantled Montenegro, but automatic qualification still rests on securing victory against Poland. Poland were unfortunate in their 1-0 defeat to Ukraine, punished by Andriy Yarmolenko for a basic individual defensive error- unrepresentative of their performance- which more than matched Ukraine. This could be the last time … Read more

Liverpool FC – The Change That Makes More Sense By Brendan Rodgers

 Why the switch in formation makes sense by Brendan Rodgers  Everyone reading this blog I would like to assume has played Football Manager, FIFA or Pro Evo. You will of sat in front of that screen messing around with your team formation to try and get the best result possible. Me? I use to love … Read more

Norwich City 1-3 Chelsea – Tactical Review Of Chelsea’s Goals

Chelsea grab 3 vital points at Carrow road with spectacular goals from Oscar, Hazard and Willian. However in more important news , I missed the first 40 minutes of the season. So this analysis will cover only the second half. Here we see Norwich’s defensive block ahead of the 4 defenders. The striker joins in, … Read more

West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal – Line-ups, Team News, Tactics, Preview And Prediction

Saturday, October 5 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal The Hawthorns Arsene Wenger will hope that his side can maintain their recent form and momentum to get maximum points vs West Bromwich Albion today at the Hawthorns. The Gunners are currently sitting at the top of the league table  having won 5 leagues in a row. On the other … Read more

Gareth Bale: The Second Coming Of Cristiano Ronaldo Or Overhyped British Export?

A couple of decades ago a show called “The Six Million Dollar Man” ran on TV for a few seasons. The premise of said show was fairly simplistic, the main protagonist, Steve Austin, who had been injured, underwent surgery where some of his body parts were replaced by bionic components. Overall his lifesaving operation cost … Read more

Liverpool FC: Is He The Man To Do The Job On The Flanks?

Is Hendo the man for the flanks? Liverpool fans seem to be torn over who should be given a chance between Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson. Without doubt, there is much competition in the midfield of Liverpool and with Steven Gerrard still lurking in the ranks, there is only one spot in the midfield (a second if Liverpool … Read more