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Werder Bremen -Where Defending Has Become Optional

November 30, 2010


Under Thomas Schaaf, Werder Bremen have been known as an all out attacking team, with defense being a “secondary concern”. This strategy has been relatively successful, with the team consistently finishing in the top 3 and playing in the Champion’s League. Schaaf sacrifices defensive solidity for offensive efficiency and it usually leads to his team […]

Metzelder Is Not A Right Back – And Schalke Are A Mess.

September 13, 2010


Schalke have had a terrible start to the season losing all three of their games. Felix Magath has tried all kinds of tactics and combinations but his team has continued to look awful both in defense and upfront. Against Hoffeinheim, Schalke lined up in some sort of hybrid diamond formation with Raul playing in the […]

Will Chelsea return to the diamond?

July 21, 2010


Carlo Ancelotti introduced his signature diamond formation to Chelsea at the beginning of last season but by the end of the season he seemed to have lost faith in it. Offensively, the formation didn’t seem to suit Lampard and Malouda but it did allow Anelka and Drogba to play well with each other. Chelsea have […]