Universality: How Germany and Pep Guardiola are showing us the future football game

Universality: How Germany and Pep Guardiola are showing us the future football game

Arrigo Sacchi, the famous Italian coach who revolutionized Italian football suggested that the game of the future will not just be a team-centred game but a universal game. For him the game of the future will require positional freedom andvariability, with interchangeable footballers capable of operating wherever required. Sacchi has always been a believer that the team is…
Is Yaya Toure a flat-track bully?

Is Yaya Toure a flat-track bully?

Jamie Jackson wrote a scathing (and very interesting) review of Yaya Toure in The Guardian, declaring that the player is perennially missing in the big matches. Jackson argues that despite winning the Champions League in 2009 for FC Barcelona, Toure has consistently been average in Europe, struggling to turn games…
Where is it going wrong for Rafa Benitez at Napoli?

Where is it going wrong for Rafa Benitez at Napoli?

After Napoli have been defeated 1-0 at the Stadio San Paolo by Chievo, you can’t argue that Partenopei are in crisis just two weeks into this 2014/15 campaign. And rumors have already begun regarding Rafa Benitez’s future, with Roberto Mancini and Vincenzo Montella named as probable replacements. Napoli faced a tough start of their second…