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Tactical Analysis: Bayern Munich’s continued dominance against Barcelona shows just how far the Catalans...

Just under 13 months after that historic 8-2 demolition in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich were back at it -...

Performance Analysis: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Dream Manchester United Return against Newcastle United

Over 12 years after his last match for Manchester United - the 2009 UEFA Champions League final which saw Barcelona emerge with the coveted...

Tactical Analysis: Hansi Flick’s managerial debut for the German National Team against Liechtenstein

After Louis van Gaal's outing with the Dutch national team, Hansi Flick became the second man in two days to make a return to...

Tactical Analysis: Louis van Gaal’s solid return to management with the Dutch National Team...

Just over seven years after the end of his last stint with the Dutch national team, Louis van Gaal was back again. This time, he...

Tactical Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur’s counter-attacking free-for-all against Manchester City

It just keeps on giving. We've only seen 10 Premier League matches in 2021/22, but we already have three shock results as new-boys Brentford outclassed...

Tactical Analysis: How Manchester United’s 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 hybrid tore Leeds United apart

It's back, and it's back with an absolute bang. Matchday 1 of the 2021/22 English Premier League has already delivered some absolute thrillers, including Brentford's...
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Scout Report: Romelu Lukaku is the perfect addition to Chelsea’s fearsome attack

This transfer window keeps getting crazier and crazier. Just days after Manchester City smashed the British transfer record to sign Jack Grealish, Chelsea have come...
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Scout Report: How Paris Saint-Germain can integrate Lionel Messi to their star-studded side

Did anyone see that coming even a week ago? After a stunning set of events that saw Lionel Messi prevented from signing a contract extension...

Olympic Men’s Football Round-up: Brazil go back-to-back in Japan

Less than a couple of weeks after the end of the European Championships and Copa América, international football was spotted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics...

Scout Report: What Jack Grealish can add to Manchester City’s already-exceptional squad

After a fairly long and drawn out period of speculation and reports (where people went as far as analysing body language in training ground...

Scout Report: How Raphaël Varane will bolster Manchester United’s defence

Manchester United are not messing about this summer, as they have only gone and struck a deal that will see Raphaël Varane join the...

Data Analysis: Why Arsenal value Emile Smith Rowe so highly

With a new five-year contract and the famous number 10 shirt to boot, Emile Smith Rowe is here to stay at Arsenal (sorry Aston...

Tactical Analysis: How England nearly caught Italy off guard in the Euro 2020 final

This was it. A month, 50 games, and 140 goals after the curtain-raiser in Rome between Turkey and Italy, this was the ultimate stage...
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Tactical Analysis: How Argentina’s disciplined defending helped them beat Brazil in the Copa América...

After 27 matches of enthralling South American football, we reached the final of the 2021 Copa América, where Brazil and Argentina were set to do...

Tactical Analysis: England and Denmark’s closely-matched Euro semifinal at Wembley

In the literal sense of the song, it had already come home as both the semi-finals and final were to be played at Wembley...
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Tactical Analysis: How Italy outclassed Belgium in the Euros

The 16th edition of the European Championships has continued to deliver football and entertainment of the highest order at the quarter-final stage. The biggest clash...

Scout Report: How Manchester United should use Jadon Sancho

After over a year's worth of reports, rumours, and the deal being this close to completion, Jadon Sancho is finally set to be joining Manchester...

Tactical Analysis: How England found a way past Germany in the Euros

After three days of tournament football at its chaotic and unpredictable best, the UEFA European Championship's round of 16 drew to a close. The last...

Opposition Analysis: What England should expect to see from Germany

The group stage of Euro 2020 is done and dusted, so now it's time for the really serious business - the knockout phase. We are...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 3 Review: Danish delight, unstoppable Italy, & much more

The last round of the group stage in Euro 2020 certainly was the most dramatic, as there were 13 qualification spots up for grabs...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 2 Review: Italy, Belgium and Netherlands progress, Scotland hold England, Germany...

The second matchday of Euro 2020 once again featured 24 nations participating in 12 fixtures across the six groups, and there is lots to...

Tactical Analysis: How Scotland’s in-match adjustments contained England in the Euros

For the 100th time in a competitive football match, less-than-friendly neighbours England and Scotland prepared to face each other. This was their first clash at...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 1 Review: France edge past Germany, Southgate finds a winning formula...

Over a year later than what was initially planned, the 16th edition of the Euros kicked off in Rome. 24 nations, divided into six groups...

U21 European Championship Report: Germany triumph as Vitinha and Baku among other impress

Every scout's favourite competition - the under-21 Euros - has just drawn to a close in 2021. After exciting action and drama all around the...

Scout Report: Aurélien Tchouaméni’s performance at the U21 Euros shows why Chelsea, Manchester United,...

The football world is in no mood to relent right now because just two days after the Champions League final, the Under-21 European Championship's...

How Thomas Tuchel came in and revitalised Chelsea’s season

Precisely midway through the 2020/21 Premier League season, Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard and almost immediately brought Thomas Tuchel in as his replacement. At the time,...

Tactical Analysis: How Manchester City undid themselves against Chelsea in the Champions League final

After three encounters this season in the Premier League and FA Cup, Manchester City and Chelsea squared off in the biggest match of the...

Tactical Analysis: How Villarreal’s adaptability helped them beat Manchester United in the UEFA Europa...

In the second-last match of continental football in Europe for the 2020/21 season, Villarreal and Manchester United prepared to square off for the Europa...

Scout Report: How Ibrahima Konaté can bolster Liverpool’s defence

Another transfer window, another chance for Liverpool to add a centre-back or two to their squad. After injuries stripped them of all of their senior...