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Issue Nineteen | Theory

The Peter Principle

Rupert Fryer

Promotion to a level of incompetence is a common idea in business, but is it true in football?

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Issue Nineteen | Theory

Chaos Theory

Alex Keble

With so many variables at play, does anybody ever know anything?

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Issue Nineteen | Theory

Late Style

Arthur O'Dea

Taking Edward Said’s theory about mature artists and applying it to Giovanni Trapattoni

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Issue Seventeen | Theory

The Man who Built White Ships

Aleksandar Holiga

Stanko Poklepović, the oldest coach in Europe, and the importance of spiral impostations

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Issue Seventeen | Theory

The Whisky Option

Simon Curtis

Malcolm Allison’s time at Sporting was brief but fans remember him fondly

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Issue Seventeen | Theory

Messi and the Machine

Richard Fitzpatrick

Could playing video games be shaping the present generation of footballers?

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Issue Seventeen | Theory

Not at All Costs

George Caulkin

Paul Tisdale has not only revolutionised how Exeter City play, but how they think

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Issue Seventeen | Theory

Wrestling with the All-Blacks

Charlie Eccleshare

How Declan Edge is trying to make New Zealand take football seriously

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Issue Sixteen | Theory

Echoes in Eternity

Paul Simpson

Of all the great managers, which has been the most influential in inspiring future generations?

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Issue Sixteen | Theory

Fishing in a Small Pond

Ben Lyttleton

Ralf Rangnick explains the philosophy behind Red Bull’s investment in Salzburg and Leipzig

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Issue Sixteen | Theory

Pedestrian and Backward

Jon Spurling

How Ron Greenwood tried to instil a Hungarian approach at Arsenal

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Issue Fifteen | Theory

The Roundhead’s Paradox

Nicholas Blincoe

Tony Pulis and the strangely conflicted character of British Puritanism

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Issue Fifteen | Theory

Wengerball

Amy Lawrence

Arsène Wenger, the Invincibles and the transformation of Arsenal’s philosophy

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Issue Fifteen | Theory

The Archduke and the Offside Law

Jonny Singer

Did the First World War lead to the most significant ever change to the Laws of the Game?

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Issue Fifteen | Theory

Pep Talk

Marti Pararnu

How Guardiola inspired Bayern Munich before the Super Cup shoot-out against Chelsea

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Issue Twelve | Theory

Maximum Opportunity

Steve Menary

Was Charles Hughes a long-ball zealot, or pragmatist reacting to necessity?

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Issue Twelve | Theory

The Cult of the Pibe

Sergio Levinsky

Argentina’s ongoing love affair with scruffy urchins with feet of gold

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Issue Eleven | Theory

Roy's Swedish Revolution

Gunnar Persson

How Roy Hodgson transformed the face of the Swedish game

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Issue Eleven | Theory

The Waiting Game

Andi Thomas

The strange world of the back-up goalkeeper, in which nothing is something

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Issue Eleven | Theory

Why is the World Cup Boring?

Jonathan Wilson

How the nature of international football leads inevitably to sluggish football

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Issue Eleven | Theory

Learning to Press

Uli Hesse

The tactical revolution that led to the transformation of the German game

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Issue Ten | Theory

Notes on Street Football

Aleksandar Hemon

What kickabouts reveal about the tortured artists of neoromantic myth

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Issue Ten | Theory

A Man for all Seasons

Aleksandar Holiga

Tomislav Ivić pioneered pressing and won league titles in five different countries

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Issue Nine | Theory

Pep's Four Golden Rules

Simon Kuper

How Guardiola made Barcelona the masters of the pressing game

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Issue Nine | Polemics

Partisans and Purists

Charlie Robinson

Do fans experience football differently to those who watch without a vested interest?

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Issue Eight | Theory

Mourinho's Cult of Personality

Roy Henderson

How the Real Madrid manager's charismatic authority fosters loyalty

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Issue Eight | Theory

The Lawnmower and the Teapot

Iain Macintosh

Barry Fry discusses how to motivate players and how the world of management has changed

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Issue Eight | Theory

The Bicycle Thief

Lars Sivertsen

Zlatan Ibrahimović has always been an individual — it's how he fits in

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Issue Seven | Theory

Don Leo's Odyssey

Joachim Barbier

From Amsterdam to Madrid to Guadalajara to Budapest, Leo Beenhakker has never stopped learning

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Issue Seven | Theory

The English Spaniard

Philippe Auclair

Roberto Martínez discusses his conception of football and the difficulties of adapting to the dark nights of Lancashire

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Issue Six | Theory

Directing the Pianists

Philippe Auclair

Brendan Rodgers discusses the importance of possession football and what he's learned from José Mourinho

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Issue Six | Theory

Ivan the Reasonable

Antonis Oikonomidis

Ivan Jovanović explains his philosophy and how he hopes to build on Apoel's success last season

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Issue Six | Theory

The Rise of the Technocrats

Tim Vickery

How attitudes to the dictatorship shape Brazil's change of approach in the seventies

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Issue Six | Theory

The Second Coming

Federico Farcomeni

Zdenĕk Zeman talks about attacking, romance and his challenge after returning to Roma this season

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Issue Five | Theory

Roy the Rover

Philippe Auclair

Roy Hodgson explains how his travels have shaped his coaching philosophy

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Issue Five | Theory

Like a Shooting Star

Luca Ferrato

How Ternana soared and then crashed with Corrado Viciani’s high-tempo style

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Issue Five | Theory

The Skilling Fields

Steve Bartram

Manchester United are just one of the clubs influenced by the coaching model of Wiel Coerver

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Issue Four | Theory

Deschamps-Suaudeau

Patrick Dessault

Didier Deschamps and Jean-Claude Suaudeau debate the modern vogue for attacking football

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Issue Four | Theory

The New Enganche

Sam Kelly

Javier Pastore talks about his move to Paris Saint-Germain and living up to the playmaking ideal

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Issue Three | Theory

The Mind has Mountains

Lars Sivertsen

Egil Olsen talks about his conception of the game, Wimbledon and his geographical trivia

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Issue Three | Theory

The Harmony of the Sphere

Philippe Auclair

An exploration of the links between football and music

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Issue Three | Theory

Smash and Thunder

Alexander Jackson

How a change of approach helped Newcastle cast off their chokers tag in the 1910 FA Cup final

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Issue Two | Theory

Wenger, l’Auteur

Miguel Delaney

What Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Cimino and the Hollywood of the seventies tell us about Arsenal

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Issue Two | Theory

Brazil and the Rise of the Back Four

Rob Sweeney

How foreign influences led to the evolution of the back four in Brazil

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Issue One | Theory

The First Bilardista

Jonathan Wilson

How Victorio Spinetto pioneered pragmatism in Argentinian football

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Issue One | Theory

The Brain in Spain

Sid Lowe

Juanma Lillo, mentor to Pep Guardiola, explains his thinking on clubs, coaching and why society is sick

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