The Anatomy of England: Graham Taylor’s 5-3-2

Another tactic based on losing a match? Check. Another formation that a manager used for the first time to try and fix a problem with the squad? Check. Another direct attacking tactic? Check. This campaign’s tactic shares some very similar traits with the Steve McClaren 4-3-3, but it has two main areas where it differs. … Continue reading The Anatomy of England: Graham Taylor’s 5-3-2

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The Anatomy of England: 2024 European Championships

  As a much-hated band once sang, 'It's been a while'. I know, I know, it's rude enough of me to disappear for months without so much of a by or leave, it's even worse, that I did it after doing the set up for an international campaign, leaving literally three regular readers desperate to … Continue reading The Anatomy of England: 2024 European Championships

The Anatomy of England: Steve McClaren’s 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 (Videos)

This is my recreation of Steve McClaren's 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 England tactics used in 2007. This is a part of my challenge to recreate tactics from England's past and take them to big tournaments. https://youtu.be/2hq3pbD5bxA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRTH_2JdDng Thanks to Keysi for hosting me, you can find the rest of my England series here. You can find me … Continue reading The Anatomy of England: Steve McClaren’s 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 (Videos)