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    Excerpts of the following article by Alex Barker / @EuroExpert_ from January 19, 2022 is courtesy of Breaking The Lines: https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/ivan-jurics-torino-the-fun-side-of-serie-a/. At 1.48 goals-per-game, slightly behind the Bundesliga [1.51] and ahead of the Premier League [1.39], Serie A football has been full of entertainment in 2021/2022. Of course, teams like Inter Milan and Napoli have helped boost that total, but even the lower-performing clubs are helping create excitement this season. Torino may not be challenging for Champions League football,...

    File Photo: Brendan Rodgers Leicester City Excerpts of the following article by Luke James / @LukeJames_32 from January 16, 2022 is courtesy of Breaking The Lines: https://breakingthelines.com/opinion/leicester-citys-sharp-decline-under-brendan-rodgers/. Football is a relatively simple sport; it’s why it’s so revered around the world. After all, all you need to be able to play the beautiful game is an object to kick, a handful of other competitors, and some markings that vaguely hint at where the goals should be. Jumpers, if you will. That...

    So we have all; been on the short end of what we thought was a bad official's call, but nothing is like this treatment from the 2022 Africa's Nations Cup tie between Tunisia and Mali. The only thing that we can think of is that he was looking at the heart monitor and not his watch. Here's the update from Sports Illustrated: https://www.si.com/soccer/2022/01/12/tunisia-mali-africa-cup-nations-referee-chaos-video ...

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Spain's News: https://spainsnews.com/rayo-vallecano-andoni-iraolas-masterpiece/ The following excerpts of the tactical analysis of Andoni Iraola's Rayo Vallecano by Thomas Harris (@ThomHarris_) from January 11, 2022 is courtesy of Breaking The Lines: https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/tactical-analysis-andoni-iraolas-rayo-vallecano/ Scour the length and breadth of Europe – maybe even the world – and you’d be hard-pressed to find a football club quite as fascinating, or quite as baffling, as Rayo Vallecano.  Known to many as the last of the Spanish neighbourhood clubs, Rayo’s famous...

    Excerpts of this opinion piece: Tuchel Cements Control After Lukaku's Power Play from January 8, 2022 by Oisín Doherty / @O_Doherty_99 are courtesy of Breaking The Lines: https://breakingthelines.com/opinion/tuchel-cements-control-after-lukakus-power-play/. Courtesy of the Coaches Voice: https://www.coachesvoice.com/cv/thomas-tuchel-jurgen-klopp-chelsea-dortmund-psg/ Romelu Lukaku has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this past week. In an interview with Sky Italy, the Belgian found himself at the centre of a storm of controversy, as he revealed his displeasure at the style of play and tactical approach...

    File Photo Excerpts of this Tactical Analysis: The Roots Behind Brighton's Stagnant Form Under Graham Potter from December 29, 2021 by Sam Tabuteau (@TabuteauS) are courtesy of Breaking The Lines: https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/the-roots-behind-brightons-stagnant-form-under-graham-potter/. Graham Potter’s Brighton side are one of those fascinating stories that draw in sport’s fans time and time again. A smart transfer policy, one of the brightest tactical minds in the country at the helm, and countless suitors expressing an interest in their top assets. A question of immense possibility...

    Excerpts of this Tactical Analysis: Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa from December 29, 2021 by Arhum Siddiqui (@MrArhumSiddiqui) are courtesy of Breaking the Lines https://breakingthelines.com/manager-analysis/steven-gerrards-aston-villa-a-mini-liverpool/. At just 41 years of age, Steven Gerrard has already served as Rangers manager, coaching 196 games, winning 64% of those games, and leading them to their first league title in a decade and ending Celtic’s domestic dominance. This resulted in his first-ever Premier League job, with Gerrard replacing Dean Smith as Aston Villa...

    2022-01-01 By Postcoach.ca Staff So welcome to 2022!!! The Canadian Premier League appears to be alive and well going into year four with all of the things that they have had to deal with when starting a new league.  With all of the mechanizations and moving parts that come with building a national league from scratch in a country as vast as Canada is, that still has many changes in its demographics on almost a daily basis, and the sport...

    Excerpts of the following story by Rocco Fasano (@CatenaccioNA) are from the July 18, https://breakingthelines.com/squad-analysis/gold-cup-high-scoring-canada-ready-for-us/. The Canadian men’s national team flies into the Gold Cup quarter-finals. But first, they’ll face a major test against the United States on Sunday in Kansas City. After securing a spot in the Octagonal Round, the 2021 Gold Cup presents an opportunity for Canada to continue their growth path and can be a proving ground for newer members of the men’s national team. So...

    Excerpts of this Tactical Analysis: England vs. Italy article from July 13, 2021 by Santi Bauza (@santi_bauza) are courtesy of Breaking the Lines https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/tactical-analysis-italy-vs-england/. As the glitz and glamour of Wembley Stadium drew out at 8 pm, all of the nation started on as England kicked off their first final in 55 years, and a first European one at that. No matter the result, the nation was proud of their team. As for the Italians, the Azzurri’s contrast...

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