PPDA shouldn’t be used to measure the pressing intensity

Okay, maybe that title is too strong. I’m not sure. But I know that using a single data metric to value an off-ball action is incredibly vague and complex. Especially when we look at data,… Bekijk bericht

Real Sociedad Femenino 21/22 – Tactical analysis

We often speak about the competitive nature of teams in different leagues in Europe. There is this strange idea that most leagues aren’t really competitive by nature, and I think that’s a rather arrogant view… Bekijk bericht

Ruud van Nistelrooij — PSV’s coaching profile

If you are a follower of Dutch football or the Champions League in general, you will have heard of it: Ruud van Nistelrooij is PSV’s new head coach. It was announced a few months ago,… Bekijk bericht

Mitchell van der Gaag — Excelsior years

Manchester United have employed Erik ten Hag as manager of the first team. There has been said and written enough about Ten Hag, but he is not coming alone. Alongside him, Steve McClaren and Mitchell… Bekijk bericht

Crystal Palace and the art of the long ball

I have always been fascinated by the use of a long ball. In terms of using a long ball, it’s often regarded as a negative thing to do – or at least it has been… Bekijk bericht