Ever since Real Madrid have appointed Zidane after crashing out of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Ajax, things haven't gone according to plan, yet. Real won 4 UCL titles between 2014 and 2018 and with a lot of the same players, it is hard to see them not being able to shoot … Continue reading Zidane 2.0 Analysis
The newly introduced Video Assistant Referee has received both positive and negative feedback from football players, managers and fans, but here are a few reasons why VAR actually kills the game everyone loves. 1. Tempo All football fans love the tempo of the game, especially when it's a fast competitive match between two sides when … Continue reading VAR Kills Football
The Champions League and LaLiga title holders are struggling this season and after crashing out of the Spanish Cup on the hand of Leganes, Zidane's job became seriously threatened, especially if he does not win the Champions League. Zidane has won the Champions League in his previous two and only seasons managing the club. However, … Continue reading The Problems of Real Madrid
The English Premier League is labeled by the majority of Football fans as the best in the world, with its main competitor being the Spanish LaLiga. However, does it really have the best teams? The majority of Football fans around the world say that EPL is the best because it includes around 10 "Top Teams" … Continue reading EPL: Best in the World or Overrated?
No team has ever won the Champions League in two consecutive seasons since the competition took its new name in 1991. We will look at the possible reasons for the slip up of the title holders every year, and will Champions Real Madrid break this rule? There is no team that has won the Champions … Continue reading Champions Slip Up: Physical or Mental?
The recently successful 3-4-3 formation is now adopted by a huge number of teams in European Football. Here we will take a look at the functions of different players in this formation and the reasons behind its success. The 3-4-3 adopted most successfully by Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola along many other coaches in Europe … Continue reading The Evolution of Football (3): The Trending 3-4-3
If you always keep a clean sheet, you never lose. The Ultra Defensive strategy, referred to nowadays as “Parking the Bus”, started with Austrian Coach Karl Rappan in 1932. How does the Catenaccio work and how did change Football? The Catenaccio is based on keeping the most number of players at the back, therefore denying … Continue reading The Evolution of Football (2): Catenaccio
Football never stays the same. Many managers have been extremely successful for a small period of time and then declined significantly because football changed but they stuck to the same old methods and playing strategies. Jose Mourinho is the latest example in football today. Not willing to change his 4-2-3-1 formation during his first few … Continue reading The Evolution of Football (1): The Classic 4-4-2
The top players that featured in 21st Century Football, forming a 4-3-3 lineup are displayed below. Everyone knows there were a lot of brilliant legendary footballers that played in the past 16 years, but this lineup shows the best of the best. The 4-3-3 formation forces brilliant players out of question such as Claude Makelele … Continue reading Legendary Lineup: Players of the Century
One of the most anticipated football matches in the world started with Madrid top of the table with a 6 point difference over arch rivals Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Barca went into the game after drawing their last two games against Sociedad and Hercules. Real Madrid were in fantastic form this season and still unbeaten … Continue reading El Clasico: Player Ratings