Jose Mourinho Must Look To His Past To See The Future For Spurs

Jose Mourinho Must Look To His Past To See The Future For Spurs

Jose Mourinho. Mention his name in a room full of football fans and it will immediately spark debate about him, his legacy, his personality, his successes and his failures. There can be no denying his place among the greatest managers of all time. From his appointment at Porto in 2002 until the end of his second season with Real Madrid in 2012, Mourinho was sensationally successful. Seven league titles in four different leagues. Two Champions Leagues with underdog teams in …
Brendan Rodgers’ Tactical Approach: How Liverpool adapt to Tiki-Taka?

Brendan Rodgers’ Tactical Approach: How Liverpool adapt to Tiki-Taka?

Brendan Rodgers is a man who has an appreciation of footballing perception and culture, regardless of its roots, a man who strives for perfection in the evolution of the game. The strategies of ‘Tiki-Taka’ and ‘totaal-voetbal’  form the basis of Brendan Rodgers’ modus operandi. It may have been a wise move to have turned to bet365 angebotscode and put some money down on Brendan making it to the top back in his early days in coaching such was his obvious …
What would an Andre Villas Boas Tottenham Hotspur look like?

What would an Andre Villas Boas Tottenham Hotspur look like?

With the high probability of Andre Villas Boas becoming the new Tottenham Hotspur manager in the near future, so much so that mybet bonus code were not giving punters much in the way of a return. TPiMBW has taken an objective step back from his recent Chelsea venture to analyse just how Andre Villas Boas proposes that his teams play their football. English Premier League fans may be aware that he possesses facial hair styled to perfection and presents himself as the …
Marcelo Bielsa's tactical influence on Mauricio Pochettino | Tactics

Marcelo Bielsa's tactical influence on Mauricio Pochettino | Tactics

This article was written by Jed Davies at the start of the 2013/14 season looking at Mauricio Pochettino's tactics. We thought it would be worth a re-publish now that he's been appointed Head Coach at Tottenham Hotspur. The list of former pupils who attended the school of Marcelo “El Loco” Bielsa appears to be doing quite well these days: Barcelona’s Gerardo Martino and Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino are both amongst that long-list. In hindsight it would have been an obvious choice …
Manchester United's Projected Formations for 2015-2016

Manchester United's Projected Formations for 2015-2016

Louis van Gaal tinkered with formations quite frequently last year, confusing even the most loyal Manchester United supporters. His determination to use different setups and play stars out of position (see: Rooney, Wayne) rubbed many up the wrong way, but some of it stemmed from lacking the right personnel. With a second transfer window under his belt, Van Gaal seems to have acquired the right players to fit his possession-dominant, high line system. How will that translate tactically? Here are the …
Is the Diamond Dying at Liverpool?

Is the Diamond Dying at Liverpool?

Brendan Rodgers implemented the rarely used midfield diamond with great success during the closing stages of the 2013-2014 season. With the substitution of Javier Manquillo for Mamadou Sakho in the 22nd minute of Saturday’s loss to West Ham, Rodgers scrapped the diamond for a 3-5-2. Does this signal the beginning of the end of the diamond or was it just a tactical switch in the face of an early deficit? Loss Against West Ham The starting formation cannot be the …
Manchester United: Explaining Louis Van Gaal's football philosophy

Manchester United: Explaining Louis Van Gaal's football philosophy

Many things have been written about Louis Van Gaal following his appointment as Manchester United manager in May. Amongst an onslaught of quotes about his perceived arrogance, stubbornness and occasional moments of inexplicable trouser dropping madness, there has been brief allusion to his ‘football philosophy’; an omnipresent vision on how the beautiful game should be played which has been ruthlessly instilled throughout his entire coaching career. A style of football that was so well executed at Ajax it led defeated …
How can Liverpool replace Luis Suarez and who with?

How can Liverpool replace Luis Suarez and who with?

In this article I will be focusing on the impact Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona will have on Liverpool FC and how they will go about finding an adequate replacement for him. This season Liverpool will have to be a completely different team and I would like to go on record and say how hard I believe Liverpool will find this process. Suarez was, by far, Liverpool's best player last season, so finding someone with his prowess and ability will …
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