Jonny Mullins

I am a 18 year old with a massive interested in football and tactics

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Cardiff 0 Arsenal 3 | Tactical Analysis

Cardiff 0 Arsenal 3 | Tactical Analysis

Another good performance from Arsenal which will bring yet more confidence for a title challenge. Cardiff started in what is probably best described as a 4-4-1-1, but varied throughout and was often a 4-4-2 in defence when Arsenal were in build up. Arsenal played in their usual 4-2-3-1, although formations were not the story of the match by any means. Arsenal control first half well The story of the first half was very much based around Arsenal's intelligence on how …
Aston Villa 0 Everton 2 | Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa 0 Everton 2 | Tactical Analysis

An even game which could have gone either way ended in a 0-2 win to Everton thanks to second half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman. Aston Villa started in a 4-4-2 shape with Weimann and Tonev playing wide and Agbonlahor and Benteke up front. Everton continued playing 4-2-3-1 with Lukaku the main man up front, with Barkley behind, Mirallas and Pienaar wide and Barry and McCarthy in midfield. The Dynamic Of The Game The early stages of the …
Sunderland 1 Manchester United 2 | Tactical Analysis

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 2 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester United started in their usual 4-4-2 formation. Carrick and Cleverley played in midfield, Nani and Januzaj on the wings and Rooney and Van Persie up front. Sunderland played a 4-3-3 system, headed by Jozy Altidore who was supported by Giaccherini and Johnson in the wide areas. Gardner and Ki were the two highest midfielders, with Cattermole as the single pivot behind them. Sunderland's game plan disrupts United's in the first half Sunderland's plan was clear right from the start. …
Manchester City 4 Manchester United 1 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 4 Manchester United 1 | Tactical Analysis

Both teams started in a 4-4-2 shape. Aguero and Negredo started up front together for City, with Nasri on the left hand side, Navas on the right and Toure and Fernandinho starting in midfield. United were without Robin Van Persie through injury so started with Welbeck up front with Rooney generally behind. Chris Smalling started at right back and Fellaini and Carrick were chosen in midfield. HOW THE SYSTEMS MATCHED UP Although both teams started in similar formations, it was …
Southampton 0-0 West Ham | Tactical Analysis

Southampton 0-0 West Ham | Tactical Analysis

A  distinct lack of quality was the main feature from a scoreless draw at St Mary's stadium. Jussi Jaaskelainen was the hero of the day for West Ham but even despite that, neither team was at their best. Basic Systems [caption id="attachment_40367" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Starting shapes[/caption] Southampton started the game as favourites with the home advantage. Pochettino played a 4-4-2 formation with both Osvaldo and Lambert playing up front and Wanyama and Schneiderlin trying to control the midfield battle. The …
Manchester City 2-0 Hull City | Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 2-0 Hull City | Tactical Analysis

Man City started the game with a 4-4-2 variant. Lescott moved to right sided centre back, despite being left footed, with Garcia making way for Nastasic. Kolarov played at left back in place of Gael Clichy. Other that it was the same line up as against Cardiff. Hull meanwhile started in a 4-4-1-1/4-2-3-1 system that changed to 4-4-2 in defence. There was one change from their game against Norwich, with Danny Graham coming in for the suspended Sagbo. The pattern …
Looking At Rafa Benitez | What he faces at Chelsea & Tactics

Looking At Rafa Benitez | What he faces at Chelsea & Tactics

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City | Stats Analysis

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City | Stats Analysis

A game generally controlled by City but only won from a set piece. Man City played in a 4-2-3-1 system with David Silva the main target of their attacks with his movement and control between the lines.  He played off Sergio Aguero up front with James Milner and Adam Johnson supporting from wide. Aston Villa played a 4-4-2 formation with Darren Bent and Robbie Keane leading the front line with Heskey playing on the right of the midfield four and Albrighton …
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