Posts Tagged ‘tactics’

Tactics: Manchester City 0-1 Liverpool 0

Tactics: Manchester City 0-1 Liverpool


Liverpool started the brighter, took the lead and defended well for the last half hour against a City side that lacked pace and creativity in attack in a match where both sides ended with three at the back. Here are Sam Thompson’s observations…

Xabi Alonso - Quarterback 3

Xabi Alonso – Quarterback


Dean Hayes compares the classic quarterback characteristics of the American football game to that of Real Madrid central midfielder Xabi Alonso, who’s deep passing game has become the primary core of his team’s style of play ever since his days at Liverpool.

Tactics Board: Chelsea & Tuchel 0

Tactics Board: Chelsea & Tuchel


In a new series on Back Page Football, Tim Hill outlines two of his tactical observations from the previous weekend of football. This week, he glances over Chelsea v Arsenal, Manchester Utd v Sunderland and Mainz v Hoffenheim.

Tactics at the World Cup: A Look Back and Forth 4

Tactics at the World Cup: A Look Back and Forth


When you think of the  World Cup what comes to mind? Maybe it is 1966 and all that, Pele’s near misses in ’70, the Hand of God in ’86? Maybe its Tardelli’s celebration or even Roger Milla’s. However, as well all the magical moments it is worth remembering that, traditionally, the World Cup is often a showcase for […]