World Cup Penalty Shots: How to Know Who Will Win Them

When an event as big as the World Cup comes around, many non-regular fans naturally get caught up in the hoopla of the whole thing.  I mean, why wouldn’t they?  It’s probably the biggest event in the world, never-mind biggest sporting event… It’s hard not to get annoyed though when someone that you could describe…

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Stop Crossing So Much & Attack More Efficiently

I know… Classically speaking, crossing is the bread and butter of creating chances in soccer. Everyone and their hamster knows about crossing.  In fact, watch any game and the classic go-to phrase is; “get the cross in!” But… But… did you know it’s one of the least efficient methods of attacking in soccer? Did you…

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Stop Going Wide All The Time

One of the most typical ideas whenever teams are in possession, is to go wide. “Play the ball wide!” Watch any random game, and you’ll see players playing it out wide almost every time they receive the ball.  It’s been ingrained in us that going wide is a good thing.  Just like crossing the ball…

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Old School of Coaching is Being Left Behind Tactically

One need only look towards the counter pressing teams employed by Jurgen, back 3 systems used by Conte, and the myriad of innovative tactics used by Pep to know we’re in the age of modern tactics (or at least a revival). One may also notice all 3 of those coaches I mentioned are considered amongst…

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You’re Using Your Full-Backs The Wrong Way (& Finding Proper Width)

Full-Backs have become the rage in modern soccer.  One need only look at Pep Guardiola having spent about a cool Billion on 3 of them last summer to see the trend. Historically full-backs were simply meant as another width defender.  Then eventually we starting getting the Cafu’s and Roberto Carlos’es bombing down the sidelines, and…

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