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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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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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    Can PSG & THE FANTASTIC 4 win the Champions League?

    Can PSG & THE FANTASTIC 4 win the Champions League?

    The Athletic's Michael Cox & Ali Maxwell are joined by writer and broadcaster, Tom Williams, to assess whether Paris St Germain and 'Les Quatre Fantastiques' are capable of FINALLY capturing a thus-far-elusive Champions League crown this season...

    The trio delve into the tactical changes manager Thomas Tuchel has made since replacing Unai Emery, debate Neymar's quiet resurgence and preview a mouth-watering last 16 clash with Borussia Dortmund!

    • 33 min
    How Arteta has changed Arsenal

    How Arteta has changed Arsenal

    The Athletic's Michael Cox & Ali Maxwell analyse the key tactical features of Mikel Arteta's Arsenal so far during his first 10 games in charge - looking at the way he's used the players at his disposal, to what extent he's mirrored the approach of Pep Guardiola, and whether what we've seen so far could tell us much about what his team might look like next season.

    • 38 min
    The Makelele Role

    The Makelele Role

    The Athletic's Michael Cox & Liam Twomey join Ali Maxwell to reflect upon the career of a player so good they named a position after him - Claude Makelele. Why was he so good at playing defensive midfield? Did he have more to his game than just getting it and giving it? And how has his legacy in that position affected those who've played it since?

    • 35 min
    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

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Smitty2951 ,

Great show

Love Michael Cox, really knowledgeable and rational analyzer of the game. Must listen if you love the beautiful game.

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