On paper, it suits Wellington’s key players, but on the pitch Ernie Merrick’s tactical setup currently lacks balance and solidity both structurally and strategically at both ends of the pitch.
Australia struggled in the first half, but eventually secured a point in an intense World Cup qualifier.
Antonio Conte’s perfectly drilled 3-5-2 system lead Italy to a resounding defeat of defending champions Spain
Michael O’Neill utilised an unusual yet effective system of play to ensure Northern Ireland could disrupt Wales build-up play in their Euro 2016 Round of 16 match
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
Mauricio Pochettino’s counterpressing approach has transformed Tottenham into a dynamic, proactive side
An analysis of how Melbourne City were able to utilise their wing-backs to great effect in a 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix
A look at how Borussia Monchengladbach attempted to disrupt Borussia Dortmund’s build up play with a man-marking defensive scheme