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Explaining Monchi’s magic, how defenders have evolved since Pep, why the Saints could become very exciting to watch and a generational talent…

The last newsletter of the week already – full of analysis, scouting and tactics! Come and fill up on your football knowledge – follow the Total Football Analysis page, join the newsletter squad and make us part of your day every day.

Monchi has left Sevilla for a second time and moved to England to reunite with Unai Emery at Aston Villa. Often considered the ‘godfather of modern scouting’, how does he actually work? Luis Kircher decodes his process to explain all.

Caio Miguel Pontes joins Adam Scully for this week’s TFA #podcast talking about the tactical evolution of defenders in the post-Pep era – it’s a great listen.

Southampton have appointed Russell Martin – Sakhu Mpofo believes this move could see the Saints become one of the most exciting teams in England and goes into the details for you.

Jean-Marc Furlan is back and this time at Caen – our French football expert Fintan O’Reilly looks at three positions the club must strengthen to back their new coach.

Marcus Thuram is one of the hottest free agents in town and Ahmed El-Daly analyses why many a top club would love him to sign on the dotted line.

When Ajax make an appointment, there’s usually an element of “yeah, that makes sense” – not so much this time with the arrival of Maurice Steijn from Sparta Rotterdam. Our Belgian football expert Brandon Liss analyses why Steijn’s philosophy makes it a little peculiar.

The UEFA U21 Championships is underway and we have a full tactical preview magazine of the tournament for you – every single team and how they play, plus their key players explained in detail.

And last week, we published our TFA Scouted Magazine – picking out 21 under-the-radar talents who impressed us in the U20 WC, so those players who might have been missed otherwise.

FC Cincinnati became just the second team in MLS history to win their first 10 games at home in a season – read our recent tactical analysis of how Pat Noonan has turned the Garys into MLS Cup favourites.

Vitor Roque is close to a move to La Liga champions FC Barcelona this summer – read why La Blaugrana are signing a generational talent.

Billy Gilmour had an exceptional international break with Scotland during the EURO 2024 qualifiers – read our scout report of Scotland’s midfield gem.

Ilkay Gundogan has joined Barcelona from treble-winners Manchester City – have a read through our analysis of the German’s many different roles under Pep Guardiola.

That’s it for this week – we are back at the same time Monday. Spread the word!

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