9 episodes

The Athletic’s Michael Cox & Ali Maxwell break down the tactical & technical details of football past & present, focusing on a single subject each episode with the help of expert guests.

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The Athletic’s Michael Cox & Ali Maxwell break down the tactical & technical details of football past & present, focusing on a single subject each episode with the help of expert guests.

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    Goalscoring goalkeepers

    Goalscoring goalkeepers

    The Athletic's Michael Cox, Ali Maxwell and Jack Lang take a closer look at the goalkeepers who have made a career out of doing the business at the other end of the pitch. Not just popping up for the odd corner or accidentally knocking in a long goal-kick but those - and there are quite a few - who have genuinely played an attacking role for their teams.

    • 39 min
    Assessing Frank Lampard's tactical nous

    Assessing Frank Lampard's tactical nous

    The Athletic's Michael Cox & Ali Maxwell are joined by our Chelsea writer Liam Twomey to analyse the tactical approach Frank Lampard has taken so far in his inaugural season as a Premier League manager, with a particular focus on how he has tackled the games against the other 'top 6' teams

    • 39 min
    Harry Kane’s evolution and how Spurs cope without him

    Harry Kane’s evolution and how Spurs cope without him

    The Athletic's Michael Cox and Ali Maxwell are joined by our Spurs writer Charlie Eccleshare for an in-depth look at Harry Kane and how his game has changed in the years since his breakthrough in 2014, and we also assess the tactical options at Jose Mourinho's disposal after Kane's torn hamstring looks set to keep him out for a lengthy spell.

    • 41 min
    Rafa Benitez on why Colombia's Francisco Maturana is his hero

    Rafa Benitez on why Colombia's Francisco Maturana is his hero

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    • 47 min
    How did the 7-1 affect Brazilian football?

    How did the 7-1 affect Brazilian football?

    The Athletic's Michael Cox & Ali Maxwell are joined by The Athletic's Brazilian football writer Jack Lang to examine how the 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-final affected Brazilian football; breaking down the details of the match itself, how the nation dealt with the aftermath, and how the team have tried to rebuild since.

    • 41 min
    The tactical evolution of Jurgen Klopp

    The tactical evolution of Jurgen Klopp

    The Athletic's Michael Cox and Ali Maxwell are joined by The Athletic's resident German football writer Raphael Honigstein for a look at the managerial career of Jurgen Klopp and how his tactics & philosophy have evolved from his days conquering the Bundesliga with Dortmund to his current outstanding Liverpool team.

    • 36 min

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