The role of a goalkeeper has changed in world football. We analyse the importance of a sweeper keeper and the role he plays in a football game.
Despite sections of the Liverpool FC fanbase hoping to see the Agger-Sakho combination in defence, Brendan Rodgers has never played the two together. Here's why it may not work.
December was a testing time for Liverpool, especially without Steven Gerrard. TheHardTackle makes an assessment of the Liverpool midfield minus their influential skipper.
TheHardTackle rewinds time back to the 60's to cast a glance at the achievements and contributions of one of the greatest tactical minds of football, Viktor Maslov.
Real Madrid has evolved under Carlo Ancelotti. TheHardTackle analyzes the team's strengths up front and weaknesses at the back.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is yet to fully utilize the abilities of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini. We dissect his tactics.
From being a chaotic display of brutishness to being the most loved sports in the world - football has come a long way since its inception. The game has had numerous massively influencing figures who have left their mark on the sports - but there are four names in particular who have monolithic contribution towards the evolution of the game to its modern form.
In this edition of our tactical column we focus on four names, and a period where the seeds of the modern game were sown.
Arsenal have sacrificed symmetry to obtain balance and how their deep line is affecting Giroud. We might be witnessing the 5th tactical evolution under Wenger.
Sergio Busquets could very well be the modern version of sweeper in an inverted role. We take a look at the evolution of this position.