Formation Transitions From a 3412: Tactical Theory and Player Requirements

Transitioning between different shapes is a good way to both counter the opposition’s unique threats and confuse their defenders and markers. A constantly changing formation in specific situations can have game-changing effects in both defense and attack. This piece looks at the different positional movements players can make to transition from a 3-4-1-2 formation to other widely used formations. Namely, it discusses movements from a 3-4-1-2 to 4-4-2 Diamond, 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1, and 3-3-1-3 tactical shapes.… Read More Formation Transitions From a 3412: Tactical Theory and Player Requirements

Analysis of Roma 5-0 Crotone: Fonseca’s Back 4 Remains Undefeated in 2020/21

Roma emphatically beat Crotone 5-0 on May 9th at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, but the score masks some of Roma’s defensive errors and Crotone’s successful defensive tactics while showcasing Crotone’s major defensive errors and Roma’s opportunistic attacking. This article looks at both teams’ tactics.… Read More Analysis of Roma 5-0 Crotone: Fonseca’s Back 4 Remains Undefeated in 2020/21

Rangers 4-1 Celtic: Tactical Analysis of Rangers’ Final Old Firm Test In Push For Invincible Season

The historic Old Firm of Scotland battled it out on May 2nd to a 4-1 Rangers victory. Rangers had already won the league and Celtic were guaranteed 2nd place, but this match’s meaning never changes based on league position or if titles/positions are at stake. For these storied clubs, this match is everything. Supporters demand victory for their club regardless of the players, managers, situation, or other factors surrounding the club at kickoff.… Read More Rangers 4-1 Celtic: Tactical Analysis of Rangers’ Final Old Firm Test In Push For Invincible Season