Pep Guardiola, Barcelona's creative mastermind is creating a monster of a team. It is not just about the glamorous boys who always get the limelight. There is more to them than Messi, Xavi and Iniesta. TheHardTackle analyses the Catalan giants.
Pep Guardiola delivered a wild ride for the fans during his first three seasons. He has to keep innovating to keep his opponents guessing. What can we expect this season? TheHardTackle presents one such view.
With the third successful season completed, Pep Guardiola is now enjoying a well-earned break with his family. But his task for the upcoming season will be an even more difficult one. The team will soon begin their pre-season followed by another round of El-Clasicos and an intense first round of La Liga games awaits the Spanish and European Champions. He has always managed to make his midfield dominate the game. But can his midfield do the same again? Ever since Guardiola took over this team, his policy has been very clear – impose their football style over any opponents no matter who and force them to react. His main weapon is his midfield. A combination of patient football trying to control the game and create as much chance as possible. No team has managed to force them onto the backfoot yet. The one team that has managed to stand up to them in terms of possession is Valencia. The last […]
The long ball game which is commonly associated with the English game has been constantly claimed as the effective way of playing football. But is that true?
A highly skilled and technical team treating every move like a chess move ; A team that has a very direct approach to goal with an intimidating physical presence. How would they fair against each other? Stoke Vs Barca
Some teams are remembered for their tactical innovations, like Rinuus Michel's Holland side or Arrigo Sacchi's Milan. Yet there are teams who, despite making important contributions to the game, have gone unnoticed. We take a look at five such teams.
The Arsenal season wrapped up in this one piece of writing. The goal-keeping situation has been the biggest talking-point for Arsenal this season, they dropped many points thanks to some costly errors from their keepers. TheHardTackle's Sounak had this crazy dream...