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Unexpected Pragmatism

Unexpected Pragmatism

You’d think the team that broke 11 records last season — including the one for most goals, most wins, and being the first team ever to reach 100 points in the league — would just peak there and not think of getting any better the following year. That’s simply not how Josep Guardiola operates. He’s…

Strangled Steadiness

Strangled Steadiness

To his credit, football history is littered with Marcelo Bielsa’s name. The current Leeds United manager has been a mentor to some of the greatest managerial minds — like Guardiola, Pochettino, and Simeone — and has been an advocate of many pioneering philosophies and unique things in the footballing world. However, no one could have…

Through Johan’s eyes

Through Johan’s eyes

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff, arguably the most influential person in football history and undoubtedly the greatest thinker of the ball to ever exist, was in actuality, quite an interesting man. So much so, that Rinus Michels hired two psychologists to study him. Even more amusing is the fact that a man of Johan’s personality was happy…

Breaking The Enemy Lines

Breaking The Enemy Lines

Juege de Posicion Juego de Posicion is a philosophy with fundamental idea being the search of superiority. “Positional Play does not consist of passing the ball horizontally, but something much more difficult: it consists of generating superiorities behind each line of pressure. It can be done more or less quickly, more or less vertically, more…