Season 3: Que sera sera…

very, very painful season… we only managed a few wins along the way

Season 18-19

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very, very painful season… we only managed a few wins along the way, and our squad morale has been in constant mess as nearly every other player has been asking to leave the club… an encouraging performance in the Romanian League cup, which saw us reach the semi-final only to be beaten by rivals Dinamo is the only highlight of the season in terms of performances Continue reading “Season 3: Que sera sera…”

Season 2#2: Laying foundations

March 2018 – Playoffs

a string of mixed results after the break concluded by a disappointing defeat at the hands of Botoșani hand us a 13th placed finish at the end of the regular division fixtures Continue reading “Season 2#2: Laying foundations”

The Libero: Part I – a Total Defending approach

hello and welcome 🙂 For a long time now I’ve been fascinated by the idea of developing a style of football that presents something new and perhaps unconventional. If you’ve read any of my previous tactical experiments you might have noticed I’m quite drawn to asymmetry and different interpretations of certain aspects of football. Continue reading “The Libero: Part I – a Total Defending approach”

The Deep Lying Box to Box midfielder & the 3-5-2/3-4-3

One of the most fashionable formations of the last decade, the 3-5-2 is a formation that presents incredibly universal applications and an almost infinite number of interpretations

One of the most fashionable formations of the last decade, the 3-5-2 is a formation that presents incredibly universal applications and an almost infinite number of interpretations. From Conte’s high pressing system at Juventus and Mazzari’s counter-attacking set-up at both Watford and Udinese to Van Gaal’s experimental fluid/rigid systems. The player roles and movement in the 3-5-2 can be as diverse as the ethnicity proportions in London and to say that this is a formation that will play a certain, pre-determined style of football is a big mistake. In this piece I will cover the stages of thought that led me to implementing a system based on the 3-5-2 formation as well as some key findings and developments as I progressed with that. Continue reading “The Deep Lying Box to Box midfielder & the 3-5-2/3-4-3”