Liverpool FC’s Positional System Explained
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Liverpool FC’s Positional System Explained

The following article was first published on EPLindex and offers the reader an understanding of the links and relationships between formation and the phases of play. The article gives a detailed account and diagrammatic explanation into how the ‘football ecosystem’ approach to formation is an adaptable and flexible approach to football. The processes of football … Continue reading

An Analysis of Liverpool’s Tactical Progress Towards Brendan Rodgers’ Ideal
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An Analysis of Liverpool’s Tactical Progress Towards Brendan Rodgers’ Ideal

The following article was first published on EPLindex and offers an insight into a methodology of how to examine the progress of Liverpool FC under Brendan Rodgers. Of course possession is a wonderful stat, but ultimately it is a tool for other objectives; how should we measure the progress made? This article suggests that exploring … Continue reading

Brendan Rodgers’ Tactical Philosophy: How will Liverpool FC adapt? 2.0
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Brendan Rodgers’ Tactical Philosophy: How will Liverpool FC adapt? 2.0

The following article was first published on EPLindex, later on Liverpool Football Club’s official website, published in This Is Anfield‘s ebook ‘Welcome to Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers’ and on The Path is Made By Walking. The article is considered to be a landmark article written by Jed C.Davies and received over one million views on the … Continue reading

Systems Football: Part Three
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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 Series
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Systems Football Series

This is a four-part series of articles that aims to introduce football coaches and fanatics to basic concepts in a systems football approach (such as tiki-taka, total football et al). The systems approach to football is founded upon a system of complexity and unity. In all cases the coaches role is to understand and explain … Continue reading