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TFA Today – 50% off until the end of March: Simeone’s tactical tweaks, Bielsa’s ex-analyst in an Argentine title race and much more…

In the first Total Football Analysis Today Newsletter of the new week (reminder, there’s a 50% off promotion running on the site currently) we look at Diego Simeone’s recent tactical tweaks, the impressive Richards Bay FC in South Africa, Bielsa’s former analyst now in the dugout and some pieces from the archives – subscribe below, it’s good stuff.

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It had seemed that Simeone’s time at Atletico Madrid was slowly coming to an end, yet some tactical tweaks seem to have rejuvenated both the coach and the team – Adam Scully looks at what has been changed in depth and what that has delivered

In this modern game, successful teams have to be on the front foot, right? Pressing high? Flooding players forward at every opportunity? Can’t we all be like Man City? Well, Richards Bay FC in South Africa are showing that defence can be the best form of a successful attack and Beth Limb explains how

We love an off-the-beaten-track road to being a Head Coach – and Club Social y Deportivo Defensa y Justicia‘s man in the dugout certainly has one of them. Julio Vaccari was one of Marcelo Bielsa’s analysts back in the Athletic Club days before joining him (briefly) in Marseille – he’s now got DyJ challenging for the title and Caio Miguel Pontes looks closely at his tactics and philosophy which have a few similarities as you’d expect

Roy Hodgson looks set for a return to the dugout at Crystal Palace to replace Patrick Vieira who was sacked on Friday – we previously wrote an analysis piece looking at the difference in tactics between Hodgson and Vieira

Alexander Isak scored twice as Newcastle United came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest – read our scout report on the Magpies’ Swedish centre-forward

Sassuolo made it four wins from four with a 1-0 victory yesterday in Serie A – read our analysis of Alessio Dionisi’s tactics with the Neroverdi

Athletic Club moved up to 7th in La Liga with a 3-1 win over Real Valladolid – we recently analysed the Basque club’s tactics under the excellent Ernesto Valverde

Rasmus Kristensen scored his first goal for Leeds United this weekend in a big victory versus Wolves – read our scout report of the Danish fullback

Vincenzo Montella’s Adana Demirspor won 2-0 this weekend in the Turkish Super Lig – read our analysis of the Italian manager’s tactics in Turkey

Yokohama F Marinos won 2-1 this weekend in the J1 League – we recently analysed Kevin Muscat’s title-winning tactics with the Japanese club

Antonio Silva scored Benfica’s fifth goal in a 5-1 win in the Liga Portugal – read our recent scout report looking at why Silva could be one of the best defenders in the world in the future

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