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Revealing Rooney’s corner secrets and analysing Midtjylland’s summer recruitment

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FC Midtjylland, one of Denmark’s most successful football clubs in recent years, has been somewhat forced into a mega rebuild this summer following a severely disappointing 2022/23 campaign, where they finished eighth in the regular season – a placing that saw them participate in the league’s relegation phase. Jack Manship looks at how Thomas Thomasberg’s new recruits could feature this season.

With the help of Karim ES, we reveal Rooney’s successful corner routines with MLS side DC United – they have led to nine goals from set pieces out of a total of 32.

ICYMI yesterday, Selim Ben Hmida took a closer look to see what Pirlo’s potential tactical approach at Samp could be.

Fintan O’Reilly talks inverting full-backs and rotations in Mexico.

Beth Limb gets deep into the data to uncover the very best U23 options in Australia’s A-League.

Kevin Martin explains how to press in a 3-4-3 in this tactical theory piece and provides real-life examples and suggested sessions for the training pitch.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 starts on Thursday – come and get our 32-team tactical preview magazine and it is the only guide to the tournament you need plus it is 100% free of charge to everyone. Join coaches, national team analysts and TV pundits all over the world by getting your download now.

Last Saturday, we released July’s TFA Scouted Magazine – full of new scouting features using our custom-built xGOLD tools. 30% of the players we’ve highlighted since Feb have moved this window – download it!

Fintan O’Reilly has dipped into the archive of 8000+ articles and found these pieces that have relevance today…

Sergio Busquets has drawn a close to his legendary Camp Nou career; as he links back up with Lionel Messi at David Beckham’s Inter Miami and Oriol Romeu looks set to return to Barca, potentially taking Busquets’ place, could the 20 y/o son of a Real Madrid legend be the Catalan midfielder’s true heir?

Emma Hayes’ Chelsea have been linked with a move for Tigres attacker Mia Fishel. Our Head of Women’s Football David Astill can brief you on everything you need to know about the 22-year-old American.

Ferencvaros will take on Faroese side Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag in the second leg of a UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round clash tomorrow evening. The first leg finished goalless in the Faroe Islands, can the Hungarian side get the job done on Wednesday? We wrote about Stanislav Cherchesov’s successful side previously.

Vicky Losada is set to return to the WSL, with the 32-year-old reportedly signing a long-term contract with Brighton and Hove Albion. You can read all about how impactful she was for Barcelona Femení in 2020/21 via Selim Ben Hmida’s scout report.

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