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So there it is! A tactical review of Manchester City’s 2020-21 league winning campaign in the Premier League. Be sure to check out the full tactical review of each and every Premier League club in our Premier League Tactics 2020-21 Ebook! Thanks for reading and see you soon!
Canadian Premier League Scouting Database – Matteo de Brienne
Matteo de Brienne arrived onto the scene of the Canadian Premier League just last year, coming to life toward the end of the campaign to score one of the most outrageous hits. The young Canadian would have expected to have more of a role to play this season, but I don’t think anyone expected such…
The next evolution of my ‘Role Continuity Evaluation System’ one year later
At the beginning of 2022, I established twenty-two player roles that footballers often adopt on the pitch. One of the objectives of the RCES and the presentation of ‘IQ scores’ pertaining to a player’s specific role was to present an alternative to the statistics sites that use data as their sole metric for evaluating players.…
Canadian Premier League Scouting Database – Ayman Sellouf
One of the most impressive players this season has been Dutchman Ayman Sellouf, entering the B.C. scene from Jong FC Utrecht, as the dynamic dribbling equivalent to Marco Bustos. Sellouf has completely lived up to his promise so far in 2023, already scoring more than Bustos managed in 2022, and acting as arguably the best…
Canadian Premier League Scouting Database – Klaidi Cela
Valour only picked Klaidi Cela up in early April as a result of injuries to two of their centre-backs, but this appears to be a great signing, and one that has given the young Canadian all the confidence he needs to perform on the big stage. Here is our analysis of Klaidi Cela.
Why Raphaël Guerreiro would be perfect for Manchester City
Any scouting & recruitment scenario is based on a variety of factors, and Guerreiro would be a dream signing for Manchester City based on a variety of factors. For Dortmund’s perspective, you simply cannot let him go for free. But for a club like Manchester City, this would be an absolute no-brainer.
Adopting a player-centered approach to coaching
Leadership is a process that not only involves you having influence over groups or individuals, but as those same individuals or groups having influence over you. You cannot thrive as a leader without your followers also inspiring you to reach your true potential. This is precisely why we must create an athlete-centered approach to the…
Fixing Tottenham Hotspur – Transfer Market Analysis – 2023-24
Despite their torrid time this season, I disagree with many of the takes that Tottenham are in need of a complete rebuild and overhaul to change their fortunes around. That said, a few positions remain in need of severe upgrades, specifically at the back. So once more, in my search to fix Tottenham without European…
How I assess ‘player mentality’ through video and data analysis
Many facets of the beautiful game simply cannot be quantified in many statistical data models. For any recruitment scenario, you need to be sure that the player not only has the technical, physical and tactical quality to excel in a new environment, but the right psychological frame and social aptitude. It is therefore imperative that…
Game of Numbers #21: How to play as the ‘Target’ like Sébastien Haller
Sébastien Haller has been one of the key difference makers to Borussia Dortmund in another title-chasing campaign for the Black & Yellows. They’ve been brilliant under Edin Terzic since the turn of the year, and some of that success has been down to the resurgence of cancer-free Sébastien Haller into the team.
How I create scouting reports for pro clubs
Scouting seems to be one of those professions that just about anyone thinks they can get into. And to an extent – with good reason! With a knowledge and passion for your sport of choice, it’s not incredibly difficult to take the necessary courses and begin the path toward being a scout. But talent identification…
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