VAR Kills Football

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

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Champions Slip Up: Physical or Mental?

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 Evolution of Football (3): The Trending 3-4-3

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

The Evolution of Football (1): The Classic 4-4-2

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