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Is another tactical switch about to move through football?

4-3-3, 4-4-2, 3-5-2, these are all tactical formations we are familiar with,

But right now in the Premier League in particular, 4-2-3-1 is ‘de rigour’. (more…)

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2005 Champions League Final – Why Dietmar Hamann’s introduction was so crucial

“In 20 years’ time, that could be us.”

These were the words announced by Rafa Benitez, (more…)

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Karim Benzema’s journey from the next Anelka to Real Madrid mainstay

Karim Benzema was brilliant in the most recent iteration of El Clasico.

He worked hard, made a series of excellent runs and, perhaps most importantly, facilitated much of Real Madrid’s best build-up play. (more…)

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UEFA – Where’s your head at?

Let me direct you to a wonderful yet disturbing music video from 2001..

It’s from British electronic dance sensation Basement Jaxx ‘Where’s your head at?’ (more…)

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Top 10 number 10’s in the past 10 years

Over the years the world has seen the greatest players in the number 10 role.

Pele and Diego Maradona can only be described as the most technically gifted players to grace the pitch. A lot of previous No.10 lists have included players such as George Best and Johan Cruyff. I would like to point out that I consider these players as wingers and this is precisely why Cristiano Ronaldo won’t feature in this list. (more…)

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