Tactic Analysis – Pep Guardiola and Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has come to Manchester and Manchester welcomed him with open arms. Well the blue side anyway. The red side of Manchester watched with gritted teeth as the Spaniard was confirmed as the successor to Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager in January as his contract ran down at Bayern Munich. This was met with…

Tactic Analysis – Is the Classic Number 10 Dead?

The midfield is the most important cog in a successful team, linking the play from the defence to the attack and a spanner thrown into the works in the form of an unbalanced or poor midfield, can prove detrimental to a club’s performance and ultimately, their success. There are various roles that can be played…

Tactic Analysis – 4-2-3-1 and Arsene Wenger

Formations and tactics are vital in the game of football and some managers success are down to the formations they play and adapt to the club they’re at, more so than even the players he has at his disposal. Whether it’s Barcelona’s revolutionary 4-3-3 under Pep Guardiola or Juventus’ 3-5-2 that they are currently running and are…