Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Preview

Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Preview

After grabbing a point against fellow Premier League title contenders Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, Manchester City begin their European campaign at the home of German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday, a second stop in this nightmarish week that sees them finish off against Jose Mourinho and his band of party-poopers at home next Sunday. Bayern themselves are coming off a 2-0 win against VfB Stuttgart at the Allianz on Saturday, and will be hoping to kick off their …
Should Liverpool replace Suso next season?

Should Liverpool replace Suso next season?

Overlooking their policy of bringing up young talent, Liverpool are reportedly looking to sell their Spanish young maestro in order to go for more experience in their side. While Suso has performed well in La Liga last season, with a relegation threatened Almeria side, it was expected that he would get a nod from the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who is known to extract the maximum out of his young talent on Merseyside. However if reports surfacing in certain media …
Systems Football: 'Defence' Part III – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

Systems Football: 'Defence' Part III – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

Introduction: the foundations (part 3/5) – Defence
This is a five-part series of articles that aims to introduce football coaches and fanatics to basic concepts in a systems football approach (such as tiki-taka). The systems approach to football is founded upon a system of complexity and unity.
Part three of this series promised an illustrative insight into the defensive components that make up a successful systems football approach. In truth, each part of this series of articles are overlapping and …
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