How To Do Football Match Analysis......

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These are the headings and sub headings of things you look for in Match analysis. If you are at a high or good level of coaching you need to understand this and use this method.

How To Analise A Game

When we observe the test game we must look for:

TEAM STRUCTURE (FORMATION)

a. Number of forwards
i. Central
ii. Wide
b. Midfield Composition
i. Number of Midfielders
ii. Their roles in game
c. Back players
i. How many
ii. Sweeper and his role
iii. Who comes forward
d. Goalkeepers
i. Presence in game
ii. Strengths/weaknesses

ATTACKING TENDENCIES
Direct/Indirect

Territory    Possession

Team Shape

Game makers (playmakers/schemers)

How do they get the ball?
Who do they get it from?
Where and why are they effective?
Are they left or right footed?
What type of service do they provide?


Main goal scorer

How does he score?
Where from (what range)?
What type of service does he prefer?
Ball played to feet or space?
Who provides the service & where from?


Patterns of runs

Players in each third will have certain patterns
How are they dangerous to our defending method?


Goalkeepers

Distribution

Restarts

Free kick specialist
Type of shot
Range
Targets for headers
Restart tendencies
Shoot ball or multiple touches (free kicks)
Corners – near/far post, or short, etc.

Does their game change depending on:

Goal up
Goal down
Tie needing result
Time of the game
Player being set off (either team)

KEY PLAYERS AND HOW THEY EFFECT THE GAME

Why
Number
Role


DEFENDING TENDENCIES
Number of back players

Playing with a sweeper

Midfield composition

Number in midfield
Static defensive midfielder

Role of forwards in defending

Do they track back players, if so which ones?
How many?

High or Low pressure defending

Where will they begin to confront us?
All over field
Edge of middle third
Pressure points vs. Pressure pockets

Team Shape

Man-to-man marking, zone or combination

Which methods in which areas
Will their man mark my key players?


Restarts

Are they slow or quick to organize?


Strengths & weaknesses we should be aware of

Goalkeeper

Positional tendencies
Physical make up
Handling

Does the game change depending on:

Goal up
Goal down
Tie needing result
Time of the game
Player being set off (either team)

RESTARTS

Attacking

Defending

OVERALL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
Speed

Overall team speed
Individual speed by position


Size

Overall team size
Individual size by position


Technical / Tactical abilities

Overall team
Individuals


How do the above three affect our attacking and defending?

ADJUSTMENTS MADE (due to: score, time of game, cautions/ejection’s, etc.
Were they coach or player driven adjustments?

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Tony
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