Counter Attacking at Speed – Part One

By Stevie Grieve, author of Coaching the 4-2-3-1 and Attacking in the 4-2-3-1. One of Borussia Dortmund’s main strengths comes from the speed of which they attack, and the fluidity of the movement of the players in the front 4, … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review, Goal Review | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Ideal Formation – Part Two

By Stevie Grieve author of, Attacking in the 4-2-3-1 Recently, Chile played against Spain, and deployed a 3-4-1-2 formation, with Arturo Vidal as the number 10, which performed 2 duties. He was the outlet for central penetration as he is capable of … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review, Goal Review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Man Utd v Arsenal

By Vasco Mota Pereira, PortuGOAL correspondent Robin van Persie’s return to the Emirates hogged most of the headlines of last April’s meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United, where Arsène Wenger’s men offered a guard of honor to the new champions.Even … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review, Goal Review | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to Open Up the Center of the 4-2-3-1

By Stevie Grieve, Author of Coaching the 4-2-3-1, Coaching the 4-2-3-1 Advanced Tactics here  AND his new book, Beating the 4-2-3-1. This article is an excerpt from the chapter called “Exploiting the Central Midfield” from our new book, Beating the 4-2-3-1. Attacking the … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review, Goal Review | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How Bayern Munich Exposes the Weaknesses of the 4-3-3

By Stevie Grieve, Author of Coaching the 4-2-3-1, Modern Soccer Tactics and Winning Soccer Tactics.  Check out his new book, Coaching the 4-2-3-1 Advanced Tactics here. Barcelona v Bayern Munich (0-3) Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg, April 2013 Bayern Target Barcelona’s Full Backs to Create … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review, Goal Review | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How To Coach “Killer Passes” the Barcelona Way

By Stevie Grieve, Author of Coaching the 4-2-3-1, Coaching the 4-2-3-1 ADVANCED Tactics,  Modern Soccer Tactics and Winning Soccer Tactics. Barcelona in the 2012/2013 season have been almost unplayable. Last season, they became slightly predictable, they suffered from no width or balance, especially on … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review, Goal Review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment