The 5-2-1-2: an idea gone negative

Well the attitude, the hardwork and the passion is the most important things for a football team to reach its glory moment but….. The tactical side also plays an important, if not the most important role whether it is the good old 2-3-5 or the modern 4-3-3 (2) formations.

Hey guys it’s Abhinn and from today, I’m gonna teach you how to BREW GLORY in the mental and tactical side of sports

ABOUT THE FORMATION

So the formation I’m going to first on my first day of teaching y’all about these stuffs, is not a very famous or most used or even the favourite formation of an international coach or mine. But, as by my perspective, this formation is quite misunderstood when we see it’s nature of play, we think (by looking 5 at the back without an wide play) that this line-up is negatively defensive. Well, you sure are true it is negatively defensive and if one would try to get the attacking on from the wing-backs, he might imagine the raw, dusted and sweaty faces and bodies of the players running up and down until the final whistle

THE CORRECT WAY TO PLAY

Well with this formation, you should forget about wing attacks if you don’t have full backs like schópf or Kyle Walker or Alaba or Marcelo, who’ll no doubt run, run and run for days. But the best way to play this formation without any hassle or fatigue of your players (which is quite important given the situation you have many cups and tournaments to play), is to play it like 4-1-2-1-2. You can play the fast and increasing passes with your two centre midfielders, one attacking midfielder and two Strikers.

You can also overload the midfield for choking the opposition by putting your player at the centre of the back five (who’ll be a CDM (center defending midfielder) Instead of a CB (center back) into the trio making it a diamond for the INVINCIBLE “diamond passing”.

Your number 10 (the attacking midfielder) will be the source for free roaming, playing precise passes and milking his way past the defenders

The two strikers are your main source of attacking, which in fact will be made a counter attacking scenario in which one of the two strikers will drift wide for supplying the ball in the opposition’s penalty box while the other will stay central and be a “target man”

Strengths

-Defensively secure

-Solid foundation up the spine (Gk, CB, CM, ST)

-Tough to break down

-Ability to hit a team on the counter

Weaknesses

-Lack of attacking options

-Lack of wing presence

-Tough to keep a team motivated while defending all game

-Tired legs from chasing around attackers in their own half all game

-Goals win games, and they are tough to come by in a 5-2-1-2

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Barcelona vs Chelsea: Will the jinx remain ??

It’s a match that appears once in a blue (get the pun here Chelsea fans) as two of the best in the world face each other in the knockout stage of the UEFA champions league round of 16. That’s right folks, it’s Chelsea vs Barcelona.

As many of the football fans, and I mean real football fans (not the plastic ones), know and admit that Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the best teams in the world (whether you’re Madrid fan too). But their copiousness of invincibility seems to diminish and belittle infront of the ‘The blues‘ as they just have only 1 one win compares to the 4 loses in 12 games in the Champions league (with 7 draws).

The dribblers and the playmakers of both teams are some of the decorated names in the business (consisting Andres Iniesta and Sergio bousquets in Barcelona compared to Cesc Fabregas and N’golo Kante in Chelsea). However Barcelona beat chelsea straight away In the midfield play as the two players of the Catalans are more essential to the team as former two for the Chelsea

The marksmanship, however, is heavier and better at the side of Chelsea as the number 10 of the blues: Eden Hazard has more dribbles per game (5.96) compared to the ongoing best player in the world for a decade and more: Lionel Messi (5.83). These stats can be ignored while noticing the efficiency of the dribbles as Messi just slips past the defenders with the ball like he never existed while Eden Hazard dribbles side ways and cuts inside like a snake of a player he is. The forms are unlikely to cause any hitch to these two world class players because they’re Killing it on their respective leagues with Messi and Hazard both netting 15+ goals and assisting them

As far as the coaches are concerned Valverde has not been that much of a ‘international khiladi’ like Antonio Conte is. But as they say ‘you play the cards you dealt’ and Valverde got some quality of them. He has some of the very best in the business (Iniesta, Suarez, Coutinho, bousquets and the one and only Lionel Messi) more than Antonio Conte has (Courtois, Fabregas, Kante, Luiz and Hazard)

Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona

The Spaniard signs a new deal with Real Madrid, with a ‘Glorious’ release clause

If sources in Spain are to be believed, Friday beings some good news for Real Madrid fans.

That news? Well AS are reporting that Isco – the man with the silk feet who for so long a transfer target of other clubs – has signed a new deal with the La Liga champions.

AS say it is a four-year deal with the option of extending it by another season

That’s all good but there is another very, very interesting detail in the story. Isco’s buy-out clause has been set at €700m. Yeah, seriously.

Madrid – and presumably lots of other clubs are running scared after what happened with Barcelona and PSG. Indeed, AS add: “There are no players in Madrid’s first-team squad with a clause below 500m … And in Castilla [Real’s ‘B’ team], there are now players with clauses of 300m.”

Wow. Just wow

The biggest question for Real Madrid ? THE FORWARDS

There is only one man (I should say boy) in the discussion here. Yep, you guessed it right. It’s Kylian Mbappé

The very young French lad, who’s been hot since his glorious performance in the UEFA champions league last season is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment and nothing would please Pérez more than to land the latest brightest young star in the footballing galaxy. Benzema is the certain number one at the moment — it says something that his former back-ups, Gonzalo Higuaín and Álvaro Morata, are now two of the most expensive strikers of all time.

Morata’s departure certainly leaves a hole but Ronaldo and Bale can both operate in more traditional striking roles, if required. However, Mbappé’s elite goalscoring instincts and creativity would add a whole other dimension to the Madrid attack. Over to you, Florentino.

Business remaining:
The excellent business conducted on Morata means that Madrid now definitely have the funds to sign Mbappé and stay within the bounds of Financial Fair Play. The Galacticos are reportedly agreed a fee of €145 million for the Monaco’s golden boy. Let’s wait and see where he’ll land after the opening of the transfer window

They will do everything they can to tempt the young Frenchman to the Bernabéu but in the event that they are unsuccessful, Madrid will still probably have to sign another striker to cover for Benzema

Why rejoining under Ancelotti will be James’s Renaissance

When James Rodriguez became the latest Galactico to join the star-studded ranks at Real Madrid in July 2014 it was obvious what part of the puzzle he provided for Carlo Ancelotti.

It says everything about James’ quality that a team that had finally achieved their “La Decima” dream by winning the Champions League saw it necessary to fork out €71million to Monaco for his signature.

You don’t have to ponder for long to realise why Madrid made the decision.

James had just taken the football world by storm at the World Cup, winning the Golden Boot award with six goals including a volley against Uruguay that will forever be among the pantheon of great goals at football’s most prestigious tournament.

He did so after spending a solitary season at Monaco in which he scored nine goals and provided a further 12 assists.

Perhaps just as important for Madrid were the devilish good looks and an award-winning smile. Put simply, James was a marketing dream for one of the world’s most globally lucrative clubs.

And in Ancelotti, James had the perfect coach to utilise his talents. 


UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: THE CAMPEONES !!

Ce sont les meilleures équipes

Es sind die allerbesten Mannschaften
The main event

Die Meister
Die Besten
Les grandes équipes
The champions

Une grande réunion
Eine grosse sportliche Veranstaltung
The main event

Die Meister
Die Besten
Les grandes équipes
The champions

Ils sont les meilleurs
Sie sind die Besten
These are the champions

Die Meister
Die Besten
Les grandes équipes
The champions

Workout: The Sweet Pain

When you start a workout session​ or a new physical activity, you do it for three reasons-  1. Your fitness, 2. Your strength, 3. Your confidence. We see a vision of a new powerful and swifter us. We go to gymnasium or any other field of activity in which we want. We start with confidence and excitement because we’re doing ​something new and motivating. At the very first day, we bang that workout session with our adrenaline and power. But what happens after we finish ? Our muscles tear down and body starts to hurt. The pain is unbearable and we can’t even do anything about it. We don’t want to stop our workout but our body tells us not to do it. We often think that we’ve hurted ourselves by overdoing or doing it with the wrong technique. Well in truth, this pain is good. This hurting in a span of 2-3 days are called DMS (Delayed Muscle Soreness) which makes our muscle more stronger. We feel the pain because some microscopic holes in our muscles are made by increase the amount of intensity of our physical activity which helps us endure more intensity and amount of work in the coming days. In one sentence, THE PAIN IS A SWEET PAIN. We can’t treat DMS fully but we can decrease their intensity of Soreness by warming down out and doing various streches of the part affected.

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown