Man Marking in Midfield

By Stevie Grieve One of the main benefits of playing with a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 is that you can have a high level of flexibility using the 5 players in the midfield. We regularly see teams who like to press … Continue reading

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High Pressure Defending

By Stevie Grieve. Bayern Munich are right now arguably the best team in Europe, and although they regularly enjoy over 60% possession in matches, they need to ensure that they don’t leave the back door open and conceded goals in … Continue reading

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Zonal Marking and Spatial Awareness

By Vasco Mota Pereira, PortuGOAL correspondent Playing football it the highest echelons revolves around much more than simply nutmegs and tackles. Despite what the vox populi may have us thinking, results are more than the mere consequence of wanting the … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Your Back Four Exposed

By Vasco Mota Pereira, PortuGOAL correspondent Much has been said and spoken about Manchester United and their faltering form. The transition from Sir Alex Ferguson to David Moyes was bound to include some bumps along the way, but the former … Continue reading

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Jose Mourinho’s Defensive Transition

By Stevie Grieve. The complete article can be found in the February issue of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine in the Member Drills Database. Jose Mourinho has had unparalleled success since 2004, he has won every possible trophy domestically in … Continue reading

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The New 4-4-2

By Michele Tossani Tim Sherwood has been appointed as André Villas-Boas’s permanent successor at Tottenham Hotspur by the chairman Daniel Levy after he signed an 18-month contract. A Premier League victory at Southampton, his ambition and his attitude was enough … Continue reading

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