Are Corner Kicks Becoming Irrelevant in Football?

Corner kicks are always greeted with a thunderous roar. They bring hope, however hopeless they actually prove to be. Statistically, corners are football’s least effective set-piece and are in a worrying state of decline. Since 2000, across Europe’s big-five leagues, they have led to a goal just 3.3 percent of the time. 4 in 10 […]

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Frank Lampard’s Chelsea Tactics Explained

Frank Lampard’s tenure at Chelsea has begun with some good football but less than great results. A high-scoring pre-season, which saw plenty of goals scored and conceded while using Lampard’s preferred 4-2-3-1, has given way to a less successful start to competitive football and a return, of sorts, to Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 with Jorginho anchoring […]

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Viktor Orban: Football & ‘Tax Secrets’ in Hungary

Hungarian football no longer enjoys the reputation it once did. Even now, its strongest association remains the Mighty Magyar side that humiliated England in 1953 and humbled the Three Lions into an ideological panic. Hungarian football obviously hasn’t all been doom and gloom since that remarkable performance 66 years ago, the very next year they […]

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