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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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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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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How to Defend Against Potent Attacking Teams

By Stevie Grieve In the Copa Del Rey final, Real Madrid went into the game against Barcelona confident of a win, even without Cristiano Ronaldo who mass missing due to injury, but with Bale and Benzema both capable of defending … Continue reading

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Attack v Defense SSG

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on defending, timing of tackles, covering angles and decision-making. In this crucial section of the pitch, defending needs to be precise and perfect! One of the biggest things that players need to learn is … Continue reading

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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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