Beating a Defender

Practice vs. Game Players

Ever notice that there are some players whose performance in practice is fantastic, but they are not contributors at game time? There are also players who do not seem motivated at practice, but are extremely effective during the game. Why is this? I think it has to do...
Beating a Defender

Analyzing the 4-4-2

The 4-4-2 is the most common formation in British soccer. So why is it so attractive here? Find out more in this article. If you ask an Englishman what formation the national team should play, he will always say 4-4-2. But why is that? What is so special about 4-4-2....
Beating a Defender

Positioning a Weaker Player

Almost every team has a player or two that is below average, and finding a position for these players can be a real difficulty for the coach. Regardless, each player deserves quality-playing time but the problem is that weak players are often easily exploited and the...