Tactics Archives ⋆ An Old International

Rico’s Curse

There are things which regardless of how often you try, will never work, you will always fail. Rico Schmitt, the coach of SV Meppen must have felt as though he is living a groundhog day when he faced FC Magdeburg. The away side went home with three points in the bag and hosts made long…

Contingency Plans

How important a player is, becomes apparent when he is missing. Magdeburg are learning this the hard way, losing two games in a row and looking very average in the process. It is late September and the third division in Germany has seen ten matches played so far, which equates to a quarter of the…

The Invisible Man

A year ago, Arsenal played Bayern at the Emirates in the first knock out stages of the Champions League; they lost the game 3-1 and were given a lesson. However, Arsenal came close to eliminate Bayern in the return leg, winning 2-0. It is widely acknowledged that this performance is the reason for Arsenal’s splendid…

Euro 2012: History in the making

[typography font=”Crimson Text” size=”16″ size_format=”px”]Euro 2012 came to a close on Sunday with a stunning performance by Spain, certainly their best of the tournament to secure them the third major trophy in four years.[/typography] [typography font=”Crimson Text” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Playing for the History Books[/typography] [typography font=”Crimson Text” size=”16″ size_format=”px”]A lot has been said about Spain looking…