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The Mastermind Site is a football tactics and analysis website, dedicated to helping all football fanatics develop a greater understanding of the technical, tactical and mental aspects of football. The website’s creator – Rhys Desmond – has been involved in the sport for the best part of two decades, as a coach, former player, club director and analyst. For more information, follow us on social media.

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Rhys Desmond is the creator of and the writer behind more than six hundred articles found on the site since 2016. Rhys previously held roles as a coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps affiliated club Whitecaps London FC and was the Technical Leader of NorWest Optimist Soccer Club in London, Ontario. He holds a graduate degree in Sport Management & Leadership at Western University and a B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Rhys is currently working for a non-profit in Cambridge, Ontario leading recreation programs for youth in a low-income neighbourhood. He also works as a freelance football analyst, open to clubs, academies and websites for opportunities.

Favourite Article on TMS:
-> Counter Attacking and the Death of Tiki-Taka Football

Most Popular Article Written:
-> Best Formations for 9v9

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join our community relies on an amazing community of people to make this website what it is. If you are interested in joining our community there are many ways to do so. First and foremost, becoming a paid subscriber allows you to join our Facebook community, and gain a host of additional benefits….

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-> Monthly Magazine including subscriber exclusive match analyses, player analyses, formation analyses, player education resources, Top 100 Male Footballers, and a Q&A with Rhys Desmond answering all of your questions on tactics, football, coaching, writing, and life in general.
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