Do you want to improve your individual or soccer team's offensive game? This book is your answer.Soccer is the most popular team sport in the world. It incites passion in players, pundits, and supporters and leads to enormous loyalties to followers. It is the simplest of games, but tactical skills can be layered as we might find in the closest of chess matches.But the aspect of soccer that lifts the crowds to their feet, gets them cheering, and, usually, offers the greatest thrills to players and supporters alike is when a team attacks. The superb piece of individual skill, the piercing pass that splits a defence like a bread knife breaking a closely bound loaf, the shot, or header that screams into the net - that is what is at the heart of soccer.And the game is definitely changing. We see offensive philosophies overtake more defensive formations as the principals by which top teams orchestrate their play. From the great Arsenal sides of the late 1990s and early 2000s, under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger, to the development of tikka-taka play of the noughties’ Barcelona team to the high-pressing, strong attacking style of the likes of Pep Guardiola, who of course started with the Spanish giants, and Jurgen Klopp, the best club sides have built their success on offensive play, trusting themselves to outscore the opposition in any given game.And that has all been to the benefit of the fan, who see more goals. The tactical 0-0, or hope for a goal from a set piece to barely enliven a boring, safe soccer display, is largely now removed to the closet of soccer’s history.This book will look at offensive plays. It will offer insight to coaches, players, and supporters, young and old, and provide drills and analysis that can both help us to better understand the game and produce higher quality in attacking moves ourselves, or with our teams.We hope that you find it interesting and informative. And that it makes your team, you 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125481/bk_acx0_125481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
*WORLD CUP GAME UPDATE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD MAY 29TH, 2018. REQUIRES FIFA 18 ON THE PLAYSTATION 4, PC OR XBOX ONE (SOLD SEPARATELY), ALL PREVIOUS GAME UPDATES AND INTERNET CONNECTION.Key Features:– 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™Celebrate The World's Game in EA SPORTS FIFA 18 with the addition of football’s biggest tournament: the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Available to FIFA 18 owners on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC through a free* content update on May 29, the FIFA World Cup™ update lets you experience the greatest tournament on earth through authentic gameplay, teams, stadiums, and more.Game Modes:2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™: Choose one of 32 qualified nations and play through the authentic tournament structure, from the group stage to the final in Moscow.•FIFA World Cup™ Kick-Off: Jump into an offline match solo or with friends using official teams, players, kits, presentation elements, and authentic stadium atmospheres from the FIFA World Cup™.•Custom FIFA World Cup™ Tournament: Select any licensed national team in FIFA 18, from the USA to Italy, and bring your FIFA World Cup™ dreams to life by creating your own tournament draw.•FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team: The most popular mode in FIFA 18, Ultimate Team, now with a fresh FIFA World Cup™ experience. Thanks to a revised chemistry system, FIFA World Cup™ ICONS, and dynamic player items related to the real-world tournament, FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate team lets you build your dream international squad.Authentic FIFA World Cup™ Presentation:Official FIFA World Cup™ Elements: Authentic teams, kits, badges, match balls, and the famous tournament trophy, the FIFA World Cup™ in FIFA 18 delivers a complete and official tournament experience.•Immersive Atmospheres: All 12 stadiums from Russia are included in the FIFA World Cup™ update*. Enjoy the tournament's sights and sounds, thanks to authentic pitch environments, advertisements, dressings, national team banners, and high-resolution crowds.•Authentic Presentation: The official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ graphic and broadcast package provides a genuine football experience that continues off the pitch, thanks to Frostbite™-driven cinematic scenes that keep you immersed long after the final whistle.FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team:All-New FIFA World Cup™ ICONS: FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team will feature some of the most iconic players from the tournament's history.• FIFA World CupTM Chemistry System: FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team provides different ways to link your favourite international players; instead of clubs and leagues, nationalities and confederations will be key chemistry components to consider when building and organizing your squad.•FIFA World Cup™ Player Pool: Featuring up-to-date squads from every qualified nation with refreshed ratings, FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team gives you everything you need to build your international dream squad.•Dynamic FIFA World Cup™ Items: Built to match real world performance, FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team items will update based on the performances of players who stood out on matchday. These player items will receive upgraded stats, ensuring that FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team offers a fresh and relevant experience for the entire tournament.•Double Pack Incentive: For every Standard or Premium pack you purchase in FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team, you will receive equivalent pack value in FUT 18.FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team Modes:Single Player Tournament Online Tournament• Single Player Draft Online Draft•Squad Building Challenges*PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONShort: Powered by Frostbite™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 blurs the line between the virtual and real worlds, bringing to life the players, teams, and atmospheres of The World’s Game. Move with Real Player Motion Technology to unlock Dramatic Moments in the world’s most Immersive Atmospheres. And go on a global journey with a star-studded cast of characters in The Journey: Hunter Returns. In FIFA Ultimate Team™, FUT ICONS, featuring Ronaldo Nazário and other football legends, are coming to FIFA 18.Powered by Frostbite™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 blurs the line between the virtual and real worlds, bringing to life the players, teams, and atmospheres that immerse you in the emotion of The World’s Game. The biggest step in gameplay innovation in franchise history, FIFA 18 introduces Real Player Motion Technology, an all-new animation system which unlocks a new level of responsiveness, and player personality – now Cristiano Ronaldo and other top players feel and move exactly like they do on the real pitch. Player Control combined with new Team Styles and Positioning give you the tools to deliver Dramatic Moments that ignite Immersive Atmospheres around the world. The World’s Game also takes you on a global journey as Alex Hunter Returns along with a star-studded cast of characters, including Cristiano Ronaldo and other European football stars. And in FIFA Ultimate Team™, FUT ICONS, featuring Ronaldo Nazário and other football legends, are coming to FIFA 18 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC when the game launches on September 29, 2017.Powered by FrostbiteAttention to innovation in true-to-life action, new football worlds and character depth, Frostbite helps to further blur the lines between the virtual and real worlds. Using movie studio-style advanced shadowing and occlusion techniques to benefit character rendering and overall pitch presentation, FIFA 18 delivers the most visually arresting and authentic football simulation ever.Player ControlReal Player Motion Technology: The all-new, game-changing animation system utilizes pose trajectory matching on every frame to deliver thefranchise’s most responsive and fluid gameplay ever. New motion capture techniques and frame by frame animation transitions ensure gameplayaccurately represents the reality of football. Real Player Motion Tech is the catalyst for an increased fidelity in movement for every player onthe pitch, immediately taking authenticity to another level.Player Personality: Six new character archetypes and new player mapping technology differentiate players on the pitch to give them their owndistinct identity. For the first time ever, real-world movements, size and attributes inform how a player moves, allowing you to feel the life-like tendencies of the world’s best. Ronaldo’s signature sprint, Sterling’s unique turns, and Robben’s distinct arm movement are all immediatelyrecognizable in FIFA 18.Dribbling Overhaul: In FIFA 18, you will run at defenders with confidence knowing that the best players can change direction on a dime. Newdribbling mechanics enable players to inject more creativity into 1v1 situations. Take more defined touches, make tighter turns, and explodeinto attack more dynamically than ever before.Responsive: Creative on-ball skills, contextual touches, and a re-imagining of the control dribble mechanic give players new options whenbuilding up attacks in tight spaces. Change direction with ease and feel your player respond when you escape a defender lunging to tackle.Explosive: Authentic and dynamic speed-based animations allow you to explode more rapidly from controlled touches into full tilt sprints.Team Styles and PositioningNew Player Positioning: With more freedom in motion, your teammates examine the pitch and react accordingly; darting forward in coordinatedruns, or moving into space to provide consistent attacking support. New player positioning gives you a well-balanced and spread pitch with moreopportunities in time and space to read the play.Team Styles: A deep set of authentic playing styles attributed to several teams put the most-recognized tactics on the pitch in FIFA 18 - now inAI you will immediately recognize the tiki-taka of some of Europe’s best clubs or the high-pressing style of teams in the Premier League. Feel achange in defensive and attacking approaches every time you choose a new club or opponent.Dynamic Quick Substitutes: All-new context based substitution prompts allow players to easily make changes without pausing the match. Whetherit's a missed chance, or necessary response to conceding a goal, you can instantly decide if a change is needed without visiting the menu.Immersive AtmospheresRegional Atmospheres: Authentic sun positions, cinematic atmosphere grading, signature pitch-side fixtures, authentic broadcast overlays in La Liga and MLS, on-pitch debris, club and stadium specific banners, adaptive commentary, and changes in pitch quality all come together to bringthe most immersive football experiences to life in FIFA 18.High-Def Dynamic Crowds: All-new individual crowd reactions and expanded regional chant support have you feeding off the energy of yoursupporters. Hear authentic chants build as you mount an attack, incite realistic excitement when you score and even interact with the crowdwhile celebrating.Dramatic MomentsWonder Goals: New locomotion and finishing animations unlock more fluid striking and heading, combining to increase the potential for moredramatic finishes. Player Personality ensures the heroes of the game stand tall in the biggest moments, finishing more often on the biggeststages.New Crossing Control: All-new crossing controls provide the player with a variety of options to put the ball into the box, creating dynamicattacking chances. Whipped to the spot, arching, and back-stick crosses increase the variety of delivery to accurately pick out the attackingplayer.THE JOURNEY: HUNTER RETURNSThe World’s Game takes you on a global journey as Alex Hunter returns along with a star-studded cast of characters and top football talent, like Ronaldo and other European stars. After a breathtaking first season in the Premier League, Hunter is gaining recognition from top clubs the world over and he is willing to explore any options coming his way. He feels ready to take the next step, his future is bright, and the world is talking about Hunter….but life in football isn’t always fair.Tour the Football World: From a summer break in Brazil, to a pre-season tour in Los Angeles, Alex Hunter experiences diverse football landscapes in a truly global journey.More to Play For: Chapter-based, short term objectives give Alex Hunter more to play for as he navigates his way through the second season of a prospering career.A Star-Studded Cast: Cristiano Ronaldo leads a list of footballing greats and new, diverse characters in a star-studded cast well-suited to a blockbuster sequel.Impactful Decisions: Players will be faced with bigger and more difficult choices that will alter the story with long-term consequences.Shape The Journey narrative in a personal way by making decisions that dictate Alex Hunter's career and effect relationships with characters both on and off the pitch.Your Alex Hunter: Personalize the look of Alex Hunter by selecting his hair, tattoos, and clothing from a series of options. You can even pick Alex's dominant foot to make sure he suits your playing style.Local Multiplayer: Play The Journey as a team through local multiplayer, and experience on-pitch action with friends.New Playable Characters: Now players have the option to experience short, standalone stories with new playable characters that Alex meets throughout The Journey.FIFA ULTIMATE TEAMFIFA ULTIMATE TEAM ICONS: The best of the best are coming to FIFA 18. Play with the most iconic legends of football including Ronaldo Nazário, available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.More ICONS and FUT features to be revealed throughout Summer 2017.MODESMore information on other game modes including Pro Clubs, FIFA Ultimate Team, and Career Mode coming soon.PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONSPublisher:Electronic Arts Inc.Developer:EA Vancouver & EA RomaniaStreet Date:September 29, 2017Rating:PEGI 3 PROVISIONALPlatforms:PS4, Xbox One, PCNo of Online Players:1-22No of Offline Players:1-4 2017 Electronic Arts Inc.EA, EA SPORTS and the EA SPORTS logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.Official FIFA licensed product. FIFA and FIFA's Official Licensed Product Logo are copyrights and/or trademarks of FIFA.All rights reserved. Manufactured under license by Electronic Arts Inc.All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Jed Davies outlines in detail the Tiki-Taka football philosophy popularised by Barcelona and Spain and shows you, the coach, how to implement this style of play. Davies has studied the methods used at FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Swansea City FC, Villarreal CF and AFC Ajax who have all developed possession based philosophies as a way of controlling and winning games.¿¿ Part 1 explores the development theory that requires an understanding before you are able to produce the Tiki-Taka style of football, this includes: Establishing a Football Philosophy, Identifying Local Talent and Purposeful Training. Part 2 looks at the Tiki-Taka philosophy and how it can be developed through purpose designed training sessions. 50 practices are provided from professional clubs including FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax, Athletic Bilbao and Liverpool FC.¿¿ Part 3 looks at the influential figures in the evolution of Tiki-Taka with chapters on Rinus Michels ('The Father of Football'), Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola among others. ¿¿ Part 4 looks at the Tactical Theory and provides a blueprint of how to play with the Tiki-Taka brand of football. It analyses positional systems, game realistic situations and solves tactical problems such as when the opposition are sitting in a deep low block ('Parking the Bus'), all using the advice provided from professional coaches who have been involved in the implementation of the Tiki-Taka philosophy.¿¿ Included: . Guardiola, Cruyff and Van Gaal's Positional Systems ¿ . Ball Circulation¿ . Transition Phases¿ . Collective Pressing (inc.Barca's 6 Second Rule) . Creating Goal Scoring Opportunities . Tactical Solutions/Variations ¿ . Individual Player Roles & Responsibilities