Opinion

Ok, let’s fix the loan system then (13/05/14)

Ok, let’s fix the loan system then (13/05/14)

The loan system, eh? It’s been a pretty trendy topic of conversation over these last few weeks. What has been traditionally been used to develop young players and give them precious first team football experience has lately seen teams seemingly exploit the system for their own gains over the last few seasons. The loan system […]

Just how important is possession of the ball?

Just how important is possession of the ball?

Pep Guardiola’s influence on how football is played throughout Europe cannot be understated. His all-conquering Barcelona team’s ability to dominate possession of the ball proved a near impossible tactic to counter. “Overloaded midfield” and “recycled possession” became the in-vogue axioms as teams attempted to replicate Barca’s unique and seemingly unsurpassable methods. Bayern Munich’s more energetic […]

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