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The Athletic Football Tactics Podcast
Michael Cox is The Athletic's football tactics writer, Mark Carey is The Athletic's football analytics writer, and along with host Ali Maxwell they break down the tactical and technical details of football each week - looking at trends, systems, players, managers and all manner of statistics in order to give you a deeper look at the matches and moments that define football.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 379 ratings
There’s no Guttmann curse
Otherwise the podcast is awesome. In the late 70s the idea of a curse was created from a mistranslated interview. The story of the curse makes no sense, and even Guttmann himself tried to win the ECC with Benfica again in 1966.
romapires via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 11/11/21
Love the squad building exercise
Great pod. 5/5. I throughly enjoy the tactical analysis every week. I thought this week’s episode of how one would go on about building a title contending team vs a relegation battling team was especially interesting and would love to see more episodes like this. Maybe a future episode could...Read full review »
Schnoz1997 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/21
Assisted Suicide in podcast form
The dullest football podcast ever made. It's like listening to a group of quantity surveyors making small talk with some health and safety officers. Salah is 84% better than Aguero's 82% with a deviation of 3% over a 180 day moving average world cup years not withstanding - and by the...Read full review »
crustycornholio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/21
Recent Episodes
The Athletic's Mark Carey and Michael Cox join host Ali Maxwell to debate the results of this week's FIFPro World Xi... Have Ronaldo and Messi outstayed their welcome or do the statistics support their continued selection? Do trophies skew the numbers and do footballers watch enough actual...
Published 01/20/22
The Athletic's Michael Cox and Mark Carey join host Ali Maxwell to explore a recent trend, affecting goal-scorers in the Premier League... The trio reflect on how their role has changed over the last two decades and put the current crop of leading men under to spotlight, to see how their...
Published 01/13/22
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