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In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel.

Tifo Football Podcast The Athletic

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    • 4.7 • 584 Ratings

In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel.

    What did we learn from the 23/24 season?

    What did we learn from the 23/24 season?

    Jon Mackenzie is joined by Liam Tharme to give an overview of some of the most interesting tactical trends from the season…

    Why were there a lot more goals in the Premier League?

    How has Xabi Alonso balanced stale but safe possession vs more direct but risky approach?

    Were Manchester City worse this season?

    Are we entering an age where promoted teams are going to struggle to stay up?

    This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Should football clubs be better at developing individuals?

    Should football clubs be better at developing individuals?

    Jon Mackenzie is joined by Harry Brooks to explore what it is that individual coaches do and if clubs could get more upside from using them…

    Why did Harry make the decision to work with individuals?

    What does prep look like for Harry’s sessions?

    Do clubs refuse players to work with individual coaches?

    Should clubs hire / implement coaches with technical specialism more?

    This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann.
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    • 58 min
    Will French football ever find its identity?

    Will French football ever find its identity?

    Jon Mackenzie and Alex Barker are joined by Tom Williams to explore “modern” French football through the narrative of Va Va Voom, Tom’s new book…

    What prompted Tom to write the book? What was his process?

    What is the “modern history” of French football?

    Is Paris Saint-Germain good or bad for French football?

    What impact did financial crisis have on the league and its identity?

    Va-Va-Voom: The Modern History of French Football

    This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie and Alex Barker, produced by Mike Zimmermann.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Should football clubs be better at substitutions?

    Should football clubs be better at substitutions?

    Jon Mackenzie is joined by Sammy Lander to explore the idea of a substitution coach and the general concept of substitutes.

    What does the day in a life of a substitution coach look like?

    What are the edges that can be found in coaching substitutes?

    Why do certain players succeed as substitutes?

    What are the things that make coaches good at making substitutes?

    This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Spain's Up-and-Coming Coaches

    Spain's Up-and-Coming Coaches

    Jon Mackenzie is joined by Thom Harris to explore some of the under-the-radar coaches in La Liga and discuss their eventual career pathways…

    How does Michel’s fluidity at Girona work?

    Who are the players Girona brought in to make the difference?

    Can Garcia Pimienta make it at the elite level after Las Palmas?

    How has Ernesto Valverde’s time at Barcelona influenced people’s ideas of him?

    This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus: Interview with Alessandro Del Piero

    Bonus: Interview with Alessandro Del Piero

    On this bonus episode of the Tifo Football Podcast, Mike Zimmermann is joined by Alessandro De Piero.

    What is the most memorable moment from his Juventus career?

    Reliving the World Cup triumph in 2006.

    How is he helping to grow Serie A in the United States?

    What are the expectations for Italy heading into Euro 2024?
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
584 Ratings

584 Ratings

JakeBoswell ,

Great!

Anytime Jon and JJ are together it’s magic. Either way, listen each week. Keep up the great work!

honuswagnerfan ,

Let the guest speak

I loved what the podcast used to be, and they still get great guests on most weeks. However, the podcast needs a new host. In the most recent episode, Jon goes on at one point for nearly four minutes without letting the guest get a word in. Either bring back the multi-host format for more conversation, or bring in a host who has the ability to have a true back and forth with the guest.

Jtevans ,

I Want More - can’t get enough Tifo

I love the Tifo crew so much. The YouTube videos are amazing. This is a great podcast. Wish there were more. Can’t get enough Tifo content.

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