How Analytics has Changed Scouting in Football

How Analytics has Changed Scouting in Football

The Premier League’s financial environment makes it difficult for teams outside the top six to compete for the best players, and yet, the rest of the league still manage to sign players of an excellent quality. Whether it’s Burnley signing James Tarkowski when clubs like Liverpool and Arsenal were in desperate need of a center […]

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A Football Story from the World’s Most Militarised Zone

The Indian-administered Kashmir is widely regarded as the “heaven on earth”- for its picturesque landscape dotted with magnificent valleys, beautiful lakes, rivers surrounded by magnificent Himalayan ranges. Kashmir is also the reason for an active territorial conflict primarily between Indian and Pakistan and has witnessed three major wars between the neighbours and another limited war […]

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Saudi Arabia: The Secret Power in World Football?

In January 2019, the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, the bustling, multi-ethnic port city on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, will host an historic match. Juventus and AC Milan will play each other, not in some glorified pre-season friendly but in he Italian Supercoppa. With all the controversy about the Premier League’s 39th […]

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Manchester City & Football Leaks Explained

Manchester City & Football Leaks Explained

It has been a joy to watch Manchester City this season. Even without long term injury absentee Kevin De Bruyne, City’s revolving cast of superstars have continued Pep Guardiola’s revolution. Last season, they romped to the Premier League title with 100 points, 18 points clear of their city rivals Manchester United in second place. That […]

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Total Football Explained

Total Football Explained

It’s probably fair to say that no style of football has had as much influence on the modern game as Total Football. The style is most associated with the Ajax and Dutch national teams of the 1970s, and in fact got its name from the 1974 Netherlands World Cup side. But it had its antecedents […]

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Football, A Different Way: German Fan Activism

Football, A Different Way: German Fan Activism

Going to a match in England is very different to how it was 30 years ago. In some ways, that’s a good thing. Ever since the Taylor Report and the dawn of the Premier League, stadiums have got better, safer and less violent. Despite recent flare ups, overt racism, sexism and homophobia are less overt […]

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The Football Club That Bought Their Fans: Pyramids FC

The Football Club That Bought Their Fans: Pyramids FC

The 2018 summer transfer window was witness to some major deals. Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, and so on. While the big European league’s usual suspects were in the thick of it, another team caught the attention of many: Pyramids FC, a brand new club from Egypt, who set a new […]

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Assassinations, Football and Trump: The Story of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Rinat Akhmetov

Assassinations, Football and Trump: The Story of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Rinat Akhmetov

The arrival of a new owner can be precipitated by any number of seemingly random events. Take Sir Alex Ferguson’s legal battle with two Manchester United shareholders over the stud rights for a racehorse, which in turn opened the door for the Glazers to take control of the club. Or even former Thai prime minister […]

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We Are Tifo Football

We Are Tifo Football

We are Tifo Football. We make videos that explain football, its history, tactics, how the game works. At Tifo we think football should be accessible to everyone. And we think it should be easy to understand, however complicated the topic. That’s why we launched the Whiteboard Football series, to break down how the game is […]

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Alexandre Villaplane: Football’s Psychopath?

Alexandre Villaplane: Football’s Psychopath?

When Alexandre Villaplane was made captain of France in 1930, he said it was the happiest day of his life. He was a national hero, the most popular player in the country, and led France into the first ever World Cup in Uruguay in 1930. Fourteen years later he was executed, shot by a firing […]

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