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Bundesliga — the most boring league in Europe?!

Lewandowski, the only player to score 4 goals against Real Madrid in European competitions

Lewandowski, the only player to score 4 goals against Real Madrid in European competitions

Just yesterday, FC Bayern officially announced the signature of Robert Lewandowski on a free transfer from league rivals Borussia Dortmund. In the meantime, media and football fans around the world launched a scathing attack against Bayern Munich, accusing them of once again employing tactics to turn the Bundesliga into a boring one-horse race.

Yawn. Continue reading

If I Was Jupp… (Part 1)

If I was Jupp... Five Talking Tactical Points (Part 1)

Disclaimer: This article was written before the poor displays by Bayern in the last few matches and prior to Schweinsteiger’s injury.

All of us love to be armchair managers, whether it is in Football Manager, simply playing FIFA with friends or in nearly every match thread. This is a hypothetical two-part article in which I will attempt to be an armchair manager and ask some core tactical questions that, if implemented, I believe could make us close to being unbeatable in Europe. Continue reading

“It’s all about the EXPERIENCE”

Mancini

This aforementioned statement was consistently utilized by Roberto Mancini, the media and even the players when referring to their debut Champions League campaign. They constantly highlighted that although City possessed Champions League experienced players it was their first year in the Champions League as a team. The likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Inter Milan are always highlighted as the cartel of Champions League football, i.e. they all possess this so called asset of “experience” to be consistently successful in this tournament. Continue reading