Weekly Midfield Newsletter
Sunday July 22, 2018 –– Issue #6
Our Favorite Midfield News, Links and Analysis
In this infographic I think it’s no surprise that there were so many short passes, however it was surprising to see how low the number of long passes were.
I think this indicates that most of Midfield players were playing more of a build-up game rather than playing a more direct style of play.
Attacking Midfielders are offensive playmakers, they help to create goal scoring opportunities along with scoring goals.
Here is a collection of some of the greatest quotes from Midfielders about football. These quotes express the way they feel and think about the game.
“Wow, what a list!” — The Ultimate List of All Midfielders that will be playing in the World Cup
UEFA Nations League: is set to replace international friendlies. [VIDEO]
Enganche: Is from Argentina and means ‘the hook’ and refers to a midfield Playmaker (#10). Responsible for the transitional play between the deeper midfielders and attackers.
Regista: Is Italian for ‘film director’. And in football refers to a deep-lying playmaker who ‘directs’ the play, i.e. Pirlo, Xavi and Xabi Alonso.
Half-spaces: The space between the edge of the penalty arc (the ’D’ at the top of the 18 yard box) and the edge of the 18 yard box. This concept is used in positional play. More Reading
Infographic that shows the various stats by midfielders in the 2018 World Cup Group Phase.
- ‘I prefer to hear a male voice’: Female commentators find harsh judgment at World Cup. Basically, it’s 2018 and people are still pretty bad. Vicki Sparks, a British sports journalist who made history by becoming the first woman to commentate on a live World Cup match for British television, faced criticism for her ‘high-pitched tone.’
LINKS FROM AROUND THE WEB
Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp concerned by increasing demands on internationals. Klopp is concerned that the UEFA Nations League will have serious consequences to Club football. Adding more games to an already demanding schedule for footballers could lead to more injuries.
Premier League official match ball. 2018-2019 Premier League will again unveil a new match ball of course with new tech.