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”Every football player has te capacity to improve their tactical knowledge and understanding to excel in his game.” 

The curious case of Bas Dost

Bas Dost has announced his retirement from international football. The marriage between him and the Dutch national team was never a happy one, and now he has officially ended it. The Sporting CP striker is arguably the best goal-scorer the Netherlands has ever seen....

Analysis of England’s winning goal against the Netherlands

A new era for Dutch football has begun. With Ronald Koeman as the new coach of the national team, the Netherlands was hoping for a promising start to his tenure. Instead, Oranje lost 0-1 to England  in a rather boring game. Even though Koeman’s approach to the game...

The video-analyst should be on the pitch

In a typical football club, the technical staff might consist of a head coach, two or three assistant coaches and specialized coaches for the goalkeepers, defenders and attackers. Then there is the supporting staff: the physical coach, physical therapist, perhaps a...

Attacking (in)tuition

“Defenders should be dependable, attackers should be unpredictable” is the common stereotype. The first part is definitely true, as one defender’s mistake could lead to an opportunity for the opponent. That’s why many people believe that individual video analysis is...

Can video-analysis be replaced by Big Data?

Data plays an increasingly big role in football. It used to be just statistics, but now as much as possible is measured and analyzed. Training load is monitored using GPS-systems, and enormous databases of players can be searched for scouting purposes. Moreover, the...

The Coach vs Your Tactical Analyst

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding Your Tactical Analyst is whether our tactical feedback interferes with the tactics of the coach. It’s a fair question. We usually don’t speak with the coaches, so how do we know what the coach wants from his player?...

Tactical progression explained with statistics

Data-usage in football is hot. The amount of websites, companies and scientific studies trying to capture tactical performance in data is almost beyond measure. Mostly, they focus on the team-level tactics, although player statistics are used for individual tactical...

Backdoor

The deadliest tactical fundamental: And you can do it too In this blog we explain one of our attacking fundamentals: the backdoor. It is a fundamental for wingers, sometimes also executed by strikers in wide positions or attacking fullbacks. Executing the backdoor...

Reacting vs. acting

The performance level of football in the Netherlands keeps getting further away from the international elite. Dutch clubs and the Dutch national team have fallen from the top spot they had, and now face an almost impossible challenge in getting back up there. The...

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