English Premier League Expected Systems of Play - October 27, 2018

English Premier League Expected Systems of Play - October 27, 2018

The 4-3-2-1 system of Huddersfield, was introduced to the English national team by Terry Venables in the 1990’s. Prior to then teams had 3 layers of players (4-4-2 or 4-3-3 etc.) and Terry Venables feeling was that 4-3-2-1 gave the team a fourth layer that the opposition had to play through. Managers have their favourite formations possibly one of the most pronounced being Roy Hodgson of Crystal Palace who plays a 4-4-2 every game and has done since he coached in Switzerland.

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22nd Century Soccer

22nd Century Soccer

It is always nice to have a chance to watch the future right in front of your eyes. I had this opportunity when invited to Manchester City’s “futuristic” training complex with it’s 22nd century facilities, 22nd century culture and 22nd century playing philosophy. They say that Cathedrals were built to inspire people and raise their hopes and aspirations in life…the Manchester City complex, in and of itself, did the same thing

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