All posts in category: Tactics

Drama at Wembley as Southend win promotion

Football is a cruel game. Wycombe Wanderers were seconds away from securing promotion to England’s third tier, after Joe Jacobson’s free-kick went in off the keeper during extra time, but a 122nd minute equalizer from Joe Pigott meant the match was to be decided on penalties. Southend won the shoot-out in sudden death, as the two managers, Phil Brown… Read more →

Thoughts on ‘Universality’ by Matt Whitehouse

‘Universality’ is an essential read for anyone who has a passion for football. In his stimulating, compelling and thoroughly well-written book, Matt Whitehouse highlights the tactical trends emerging in the modern game. The driving factor behind these new developments Whitehouse discusses, has been the search for fluidity and flexibility. Many teams now prefer to operate with more midfielders,… Read more →