Talking Tactics: Javi Gracia’s Watford

Javi Gracia’s Watford are flying in the Premier League as we enter the first international break of the season, with four wins of a possible four to their name. Some say it may be a fluke, but you can only beat what is in front of you. Lewis Steele takes a look at Watford’s 4-2-2-2 and […]

Talking Tactics: Marcelo Bielsa’s Philosophies

Marcelo Bielsa is quickly winning praise in England for his fast start with Leeds, but who exactly is ‘El Loco’ and why are his philosophies so lavished in the footballing world? To the shock and delirium of many English football fans, Leeds United appointed ‘El Loco’ Marcelo Bielsa ahead of the new season. Literally translating […]

Talking Tactics: Arsenal v Manchester City review

Welcome to Talking Tactics: the home of weekly tactical analysis, whether it be a comprehensive breakdown of themes I have spotted over the weekend of football, or previewing an exciting battle that is around the corner. The first edition focuses on the Premier League’s opening weekend blockbuster fixture between two heavyweights in Arsenal and reigning […]