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Systems Football: Part Three
Barcelona FC / Football Philosophy / Football Theory / Pep Guardiola / Tiki-Taka Football

Systems Football: Part Three

First written and published on EPLindex.com by Jed C.Davies of TPiMBW In both approaches of totaal-voetbal and tiki-taka, it is likely that the possession statistics will be balanced in your favour; therefore, the way in which you think about defending needs to be altered. This article will cover three aspects of defensive thinking in a system’s approach: … Continue reading

Systems Football: Part Two
Ajax / Football Theory / Johan Cruyff / Rinus Michels / Total Football

Systems Football: Part Two

First written and published on EPLindex.com by Jed C.Davies of TPiMBW There are several overarching themes found in the array of approaches to systems football: the concept of spatial zones, player duties, practical space creation, positional relations and flexibility Brendan Rodgers explained that his approach uses eight different horizontal zones across the field and he thinks about … Continue reading

Systems Football: Part One
Ajax / Barcelona FC / Football Theory / Total Football

Systems Football: Part One

First written and published on EPLindex.com by Jed C.Davies of TPiMBW In your search in fathoming the secrets of how to coach or play ‘systems football’, you’ll need to not only question everything you read here but everything you already know about tactical approaches in football – never assume you know all there is to know. Forget … Continue reading