Blog posts
  • Insight and analysis

    Fabio Viera: Euro U21 player of the tournament

    It may come as no surprise that Fabio Vieira was named the UEFA European…
  • Insight and analysis

    The pressing role of the wing-back in a back five

    When deploying a back five without the ball, the roles and responsibilities…
  • Insight and analysis

    Exploring technical returns from different game formats

    Practice makes perfect, right? Do we consider how our game formats…
  • Insight and analysis

    Counter Attacking: Technical Breakdown (West Ham United vs Leeds…

    Here we look at West Ham’s goal against Leeds from the FA Cup 3rd round…
  • Insight and analysis

    Importance of the first goal in the female game: Timing and case…

    In our previous blog, we demonstrated the importance of scoring first…
  • Insight and analysis

    Importance of the first goal in the female game

    75% of teams that score the first goal, win the game. With football…
  • Insight and analysis

    Counter Attacking: Linking the Data and Technical Breakdown

    Counter Attacking: This blog looks at how we take data as starting…
  • Insight and analysis

    Counter Attacking: Number scenarios on transition

    Once possession has been won and a team are looking to spring a counter…
  • Insight and analysis

    Euro 2020 review: attacking with a narrow front three

    A key trend from Euro 2020 was teams playing with a narrow attacking…
  • Insight and analysis

    The importance of transition: FA Cup 2020/21 Counter attacking…

    69% of all possessions starting from transition players must constantly…
  • Insight and analysis

    Sven Botman: The man mountain in the Netherlands backline

    At 6’4”, Botman already looks like a strong, dominant player in the…
  • Insight and analysis

    Skilful players: Summer Olympics

    The summer Olympics 2020 tournament was a great opportunity to watch…
  • Insight and analysis

    Centre backs intercepting in midfield areas

    In this video FA Youth Coach Developer Ben Futcher talks us through…
  • Insight and analysis

    Centre backs stepping out to defend in midfield areas

    In this blog, Dan Simpson, The FA’s game insight analyst talks about…
  • Insight and analysis

    Nicolo Rovella: The future of Italy’s midfield

    In this blog, the FA’s game insight analyst, Katie Sorenson talks…
  • Insight and analysis

    Security behind the ball when in possession

    In this blog, The FA’s games insight analyst, Dan Simpson and the…
  • Insight and analysis

    Lukas Nmecha: U21 Euros top goal scorer

    In this blog, Katie Sorenson, The FA’s game insight analyst and Paul…
  • Insight and analysis

    Nico Schlotterbeck: The heart of the German U21 defence

    In this blog, Katie Sorenson, The FA’s game insight analyst talks…
  • Insight and analysis

    Two player connections in wide areas

    In this blog, Dan Simpson, The FA’s game insight analyst talks about…
  • Insight and analysis

    Finishing in the Euros: Analysing crossing and what this means…

    In this blog, Simon Houston, The FA’s game insights analyst and Mark…
  • Insight and analysis

    Finishing in the Euros: Analysing assists and their impact on…

    In this blog, Simon Houston, The FA’s game insights analyst and The…
  • Insight and analysis

    Being compact in central areas

    In this blog, The FA’s games insight analyst, Dan Simpson and the…
  • Insight and analysis

    Finishing in the Euros: How do different techniques impact working…

    In this blog, Simon Houston, The FA’s game insights analyst and The…
  • Insight and analysis

    Justin Kluivert: A key cog in Netherlands U21 success

    In this blog, Katie Sorenson, The FA’s game insights analyst talks…