August 13, 2017

Above is a video I created that highlights, in my opinion, some of the key aspects of a "Mid-Level Press" or "Medium Defensive Block".

To summarize, these aspects include:

1.) Establishing a purposeful Line of Confrontation in the Midfield Third

2.) Collective shape must...

May 22, 2017

Sunday May 21st 2017

Gameweek #12

Final: NYCFC 3 @ Orlando City 0

Pre-Match/Background

Going into the game, Orlando City looked to have an advantage for several reasons. First is that they were still unbeaten this MLS season in their new stadium. Second was that Cyle Larin...

May 19, 2017

Below is an example highlight video that I time to time create for some of my players. I generally use iMovie and have found that to be a terrific program. However the process of clipping, editing, adding effects, adding music, etc. is very tedious. The reason I do the...

January 28, 2017

Last night I ran a session with my FC Boston Bolts 2002 Team (U15, 8th-9th graders) and the focus was on, what I described to the players, as "using a third man when possessing". I was excited to run the session because I thought the exercises where creative and challe...

January 14, 2017

Match Analysis:   English Premier League-   January 14th, 2017

Tottenham 4  -  West Brom 0

1st Half

Going into this fixture, I imagine Tottenham would have prepared themselves to face and find solutions to Tony Pulis' typical deep lying defensive set-up. Pu...

December 16, 2016

Title: The Philosophy of Football: In the Shadows of Marcelo Bielsa

Author: Jed Davies 

Published by: Rocket Bird, London Publishing

Rating: 5 / 5... amazing!

Click here for a PDF copy of my notes taken from reading this book

November 30, 2016

 Final Result: Liverpool 2 - Leeds United 0

First Half

    From the beginning of the game it was going to be clear that Liverpool would be tasked with the job of trying to break down Leeds in a medium-low defensive block. In the beginning of the game, Leeds set up with a...

November 29, 2016

Recently I built a Keynote presentation that focuses on aspects within playing in a 4-3-3. Keynote is somewhat similar to Powerpoint, but the significant difference for me is that Keynote allows images and texts to move on the screen on your command, which is very usef...

January 3, 2016

 

Final Score: 1-1

 

Schematic & Player Movements:

The first half can be described as being dominated by Spurs in both possession and number of quality chances created. Everton set themselves up very defensively and made an attempt to get everyone behind the ball. Their li...

December 30, 2015

 

Final Score: Sunderland (H) 0  - Liverpool (A)  1

 

 

Sunderland started the game lively and seemed to be up for their manager's cry for more intensity and greater defensive pressure on the ball. They came out flying and initially made life difficult for Liverpool....

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