Spain 4-0 win over Italy on Sunday wrapped up perhaps the most exciting international tournaments of the past decade. THT highlights 5 important observations.
Frank de Boer took over the managerial reigns at Ajax when the club were in shambles, be it on-field performances or team's ideology. But de Boer, a student of Cruyff's and van Gaal's footballing philosophies, is taking Ajax back to their roots.
In this season of extremes at Manchester United, complacency has been the only constant. They have been uncharacteristically casual and allowed Manchester City back in the race. After having overcome several problems, they now need one more comback to secure the title.
Martin Jol's Fulham are now playing some of the most fluid and attacking football in the Premier League. TheHardTackle takes a look at some bold moves made by Jol to make it possible and the key features of this fluid system.
Laurent Blanc has steadily transformed the French national team after the World Cup debacle and the win over Germany places them as one of the favourites for Euro 2012. TheHardTackle takes a look at the current state of the French team.
Harry Redknapp seems to be the overwhelming favourite to take over as the next manager of England. But the FA should stop trying to look for quick-fixes and try to find a manager who will help the revamp the footballing structure in the country.
After a roller-coaster of a season last year, HAL will be hoping for a more steady season this time around. Key players have left and relatively untested youngsters have been entrusted with the responsibility to carry the club forward.
With the departure of experienced players like Young and Downing, the time has come for Aston Villa's much talked about young British players to step up.
Since the takeover of AS Roma in March, there has been an air of excitement around the club. The new owners have transformed the club and a complete restructuring is underway. TheHardTackle takes a look at the changes taking place and the new personnel in charge.
Since taking over in 2008, Guardiola has taken Barcelona to unprecedented success. However, despite having the best players in the world, he has made subtle tactical changes every season.