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Bolton’s attacking plan, analysis of Lens’ transfer window so far, how to attack in a 3-4-3, 5 players to watch in England and Caen’s coach’s tactics

Good morning tactics fans and welcome to the #MondayMorning newsletter – full of analysis, scouting and tactics. Fill up on your football knowledge – follow the Total Football Analysis page and be part of the squad that want more than just a match report.

Bolton Wanderers are one of the teams to watch out for in the English League One this season and Ahmed ElDaly explains their attacking plan to get the most out of Victor Adeboyejo.

Lens are highly thought of as an intelligent football club and they have had to put that intellect to the test this summer having lost Lois Openda and Seko Fofana – Fintan O’Reilly takes a close look at their recruitment strategy this window.

How do you effectively attack in a 3-4-3? Kevin Martin breaks it down and suggests some coaching drills to help you implement it on the field.

Beth Limb dips into the Barclays Women’s Championship to pick out FIVE players you should keep an eye on this season.

Selim Ben Hmida scouts Gloria Martinelli and tells us why she can improve Milan’s attack.

Savannah DeMelo signed a contract extension at Racing Louisville late last week before helping her side earn a point from Gotham FC yesterday — read about the key qualities that led us to call her a “star of the future” in our scout report.

Caen have put together a four-game win streak to start the 2023/24 Ligue 2 campaign, scoring nine and conceding zero. We predicted they’d be up amongst the top sides in the promotion race this term after appointing Jean-Marc Furlan — why not recap his tactics that got Auxerre promoted two seasons ago in this vintage head coach analysis?

Kieran Tierney is on his way out of the Emirates and into Reale Arena where he’ll play for Real Sociedad in 2023/24. Remind yourself of what made international scouts take notice of the left-back during his time at Celtic via our classic player analysis.

Yokohama F Marinos remain top of the J League, but their lead has been narrowed to just one point after suffering defeat to city rivals Yokohama FC at the weekend. Look back over how Kevin Muscat guided the partly CFG-owned side to their second league title in three years last season.

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