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Melbourne City Show Off Their Unique New Formation in Season Opener

John van ‘t Schip isn’t afraid of changing things. Last year, the Melbourne City coach developed a reputation as something of a tinkerer, regularly shifting his on-pitch formation. City started out the 2015/16 season in a 4-2-3-1 formation, before moving between shapes such as the 3-5-2, the 4-4-2 diamond and the flat 4-4-2. If there was going to be one manager to provide … [Read More...]

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How Villarreal’s Mix of Hard Running and Killer Balls Could Set Them Up This Season

In their last match before the international break, Villarreal travelled to the RCDE Stadium to play Espanyol. The match itself wasn’t anything to write home about, … [Read More...]

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Why Alex Iwobi is Arsenal’s Connector

Arsene Wenger thinks of Alex Iwobi as a connector. “Football is perception, decision-making and acting,” the Arsenal boss asserted. “The perception especially struck … [Read More...]

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PSG Lack Sharpness in Possession in 2-0 Loss to Toulouse

Just as Paris Saint Germain appeared likely to kick into gear, they stalled drastically at the Stadium Municipal. On the back of two wins against Caen and Dijon, where the Parisian outfit scored a total of nine goals and conceded none, they fell to a 2-0 loss … [Read More...]

How Schalke’s High-Intensity Pressing Troubled Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga

  Before Schalke 04 took to the field for Friday night’s game against Bayern Munich, their manager, Markus Weinzierl, talked about their tactical options. "There are two possible approaches for us to take for the game,” he said. “Either sit deep, or … [Read More...]

A Look at How Marouane Fellaini is Finding his Place at Man Utd

Marouane Fellaini hasn’t always been the most popular player at Manchester United, but that could be about to change. He has started the new English Premier League season as a key contributor to Jose Mourinho’s revamped line-up, and the former Chelsea boss is … [Read More...]