Ange Postecoglou has divided opinion with his 3-2-4-1 system, but his coaching philosophy is fundamentally about his key principles, not the formation
Manager Ange Postecoglou has taken a Socceroos team used to playing defensively and shaped them into his own image
A video analysis of the key tactical points of the Socceroos new 3-2-4-1 system of play
Chelsea are Premier League champions in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge, after the Italian’s inspired tactical switch to a 3-4-3 system. So what can coaches learn from the Italian’s masterful management?
Sydney’s defensive record this season is astonishing, so how do you score against such a mean, stingy defence?
There is no right or wrong way to play football, but it is near-unanimous that Ange Postecoglou’s Brisbane Roar had an attractive style of play. Five years on from that groundbreaking era, John Aloisi has forged a new but still unmistakeable identity for Brisbane.
This season represents a period of transition for the Central Coast Mariners. Paul Okon is rebuilding from Tony Walmsley’s reign with a squad pieced together by the cast-offs of other A-League clubs combined with several promising but very raw youngsters. Results, and the style of play, have marginally improved, but these are the first steps in what is a long-term plan.
Melbourne City have utilised an intriguing back four/back three hybrid formation this season, with great tactical flexibility when playing out from the back
Besart Berisha deserves all the plaudits for his tremendous goal-scoring record, but his defensive work should not go unnoticed
Mitch Nichols has gradually evolved into the Western Sydney Wanderers key player, and one of the A-League’s complete playmakers