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

Systems Football: Part Two
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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
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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

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