Bayern Positioning to Cover the Key Zones

By Stevie Grieve Positioning in modern football is a massive part of the success of a team, particularly in the development of an attacking game but also in ball conservation to defend, while defensive positioning has always been an important … Continue reading

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Midfield Positioning to Penetrate

By Stevie Grieve Bayern initial set up – 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 hybrid With Alonso (yellow) screening infront of the defence and playing laterally, this allows Rode (yellow) and Hojbjerg (orange) to be free to drift between the lines and support if Robben … Continue reading

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Arsenal’s Defensive Instability

By Stevie Grieve In the last few seasons, Arsenal have tried to play a possession and pressing system, but often with massive instability, mainly through Mikel Arteta’s bad decision making at the bottom of the midfield triangle when deciding to … Continue reading

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Belgium v Wales

By Stevie Grieve One element in tactical development is the ability of players to do the unexpected to open up scoring chances. Tactics allow for the team to have a structured playing style which leads into a game process to … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Center Back Pairing

By Stevie Grieve Arsenal have been notoriously bad defensively for several years, but this looked to be changing in the past 18 months, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker becoming a solid partnership at the back as both players strengths complement each … Continue reading

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Quick Counter Attacking

By Stevie Grieve Bayern Munich under Guardiola have changed significantly since the treble winning team under Jupp Heynckes, but one thing which has returned this season is the direct passes over the top of a defence in attacking transition. This … Continue reading

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