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    Breaking the Lines Tag

    Photo by Robin jones courtesy of ESPN: https://www.espn.com/soccer/english-league-championship/story/4541763/wayne-rooney-keeping-derby-county-up-would-be-biggest-achievement-in-football-amid-lawsuits-and-debts Excerpts of the following article Tactical Analysis: Wayne Rooney's Derby County by Brad Jones (@bradjonessport) from February 9, 2022: https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/tactical-analysis-wayne-rooneys-derby-county/. Many of you will remember a time in the not-so-distant past when Derby County was a club, to the point of social media ridicule, referred to as Frank Lampard’s Derby County in wider football circles, and that mantle of a high-profile ex-player in management was soon passed over to Wayne Rooney...

    File photo Courtesy of The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/news/brighton-technical-director-dan-ashworth-holds-talks-with-newcastle/g1UeElVGqlAu/ Excerpts of the following article Dan Ashworth: The First Piece in Newcastle's Jigsaw by Charlie Watkins (@90PlusFour) from January 31, 2022: https://breakingthelines.com/opinion/dan-ashworth-the-first-piece-in-newcastles-jigsaw/. Since the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and Amanda Staveley completed their takeover of Newcastle United in October 2021 there have been sweeping changes at the club. Steve Bruce was sacked just 13 days after the takeover, Managing Director Lee Charnley was dismissed only a few weeks later, Eddie Howe...

    Courtesy of https://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/manuel-pellegrini Excerpts of the following tactical analysis article by Ruairidh Barlow / @RuriBarlow from January 26, 2022 is courtesy of Breaking The Lines: https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/manuel-pellegrinis-real-betis-evolution-not-revolution/. Holder of the highest ever win percentage at four different clubs in LaLiga – Villarreal, Real Madrid, Malaga and now Real Betis – Manuel Pellegrini wears his crowns lightly. With the exception of his time in Madrid, where being thrown out is in fact the norm, the Chilean arguably has hero status at...

    Inzaghi as manager of Lazio in 2018 Excerpts of the following tactical analysis article by Ryan Gunness from January 25, 2022 is courtesy of Breaking The Lines: https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/simone-inzaghis-3-5-2-inter-milan-2021-22-tactical-analysis/. In just six months, Simone Inzaghi has turned Antonio Conte’s defensive dynasty into one of Europe’s most attacking outfits. Known for their lethal counter-attacks, Inzaghi has evolved Inter Milan into a possession-based, attacking unit, placing their side amongst the most exciting teams to watch this season and giving Inter a four-point lead atop Serie...

    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,...

    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...

    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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