I, the 23-year-old Tim Palmer, started writing about football in 2010 when I was 16 years old, simply because I enjoyed making sense of football matches. This has now grown into a passion for developing a career as a coach and analyst. In 2011 I started the blog Australia Scout, which focused on Australian football (including the A-League and Socceroos). It […]

Coaching build up play in football

Using Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side as a case study, an introduction to the subtle mechanics of build up play in the context of a Game Model emphasising effective possession