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TFA Today: More tactics chat with a top international coach, what’s wrong with AC Milan plus all the weekend previews…

In Friday’s Total Football Analysis Today newsletter you will find a podcast interview with a top coach from the women’s game, a deep dive into why a league championship-winning team is struggling this season and a look at a potential bargain goalscoring machine – plus, of course, our usual analytical trip around the top 5 European leagues and more! Subscribe below so you never miss out.

Mark Parsons is the former coach of the Dutch NWT and is currently head coach at Washington Spirit. He was the latest guest with Adam Scully on the TFA #podcast and he talked about his journey from Chelsea to the NWSL, looking at how his coaching and tactical philosophy have developed over time, as well as discussing the importance of developing players within your game model plus his time as the manager of the Netherlands, and so much more

Serie A title winners AC Milan’s form has nosedived since the World Cup – Luis Kircher gets deep into the details as to why

Moussa Dembele has only played 35% of Lyon’s minutes this season – French Football Fintan looks at why many teams should be eyeing up a late bid for a bargain prolific striker who has generated the highest xG per 90 (0.71) of any centre-forward with at least 800 minutes in Ligue 1 over the last calendar year

Over on BA, we preview Leverkusen vs Dortmund using all the metrics you can dream of

And then we do the same for Bayern vs Frankfurt

On LLA, we look at the goal threat, defensive duel matchups and potential key players ahead of Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad this weekend

We review Valencia vs Almeria from the betting perspective

And we look at why the Real Madrid betting market is picking up traction

On L1A, attacking efficiency, pressing efficiency, and key players are previewed for Nice vs Lille

We look at the xG map, duels win rate and key players ahead of Marseille vs Monaco

For PSG vs Reims, we discuss the xG map, defensive territory and key players

On SAA, we follow a similar theme previewing AC Milan vs Sassuolo

And then Napoli vs Roma

In Portugal, we look at what Joe Mendes, the 20-year-old Swedish right-back adds to Braga’s defence if they sign him

Adam then has the archives…

Athletic Club came away with a comfortable 3-1 win away at Valencia to progress to the next round of the Copa del Rey – read our analysis of the Basque club’s tactics this season under Ernesto Valverde

Sydney FC Women smashed Melbourne Victory Women 6-3 away from home in the A-League Women yesterday – read our look at Steve Corica’s tactics with the Australian team

Goa FC cruised to victory in the ISL yesterday by beating East Bengal 4-2 – we recently looked at the tactics of the Indian side under Carlos Pena

Mohammed Kudus scored a late equaliser for Ajax yesterday to salvage a draw in what was Alfred Schreuder’s final game in charge – read our scout report of the Ghanaian gem here

That should keep you going until Monday!


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