For anyone who's interested in numbers, statistics and tactics, I recomend the following sites:
-Uses mathematical algorythms to evaluate the impact a player has on his team's goal differential
http://www.soccerpilot.com : especially for Cristiano Shaon
-Fundamentals on tactics; offensive- and defensive movement; overlapping, man- and zonal marking etc.
http://spielverlagerung.de/ : makes Zonal Marking look like childsplay
-Tactical rehashs of matches played and an absolute must for anyone interested in tactics.
Peter, sorry for the late reply.
Regarding Perez, he is NEVER in the British papers. We simply don't pay attention to him.
FC Hollywood to FC Hospital :P Everyone is injured, Robben is fit lol .
Yeah Hertha is doing good,as long as we collect six points and Dortmund collect none we are best friends.
What makes me sick about the Thiago injury is so many Bayern fans calling it a "blessing in disguise" How can any true fan say this. One more injury to Basti,Ribery or Robben and suddenly its no longer a blessing,its Bayern in major trouble.
Very upset about Thiago's injury :-(
Obviously Adrian can't get his hopes up, there is a lot of quality in the colombian attack and we no longer play with 3 foward-wingers. However Teo is an almost "Balloteli" type character and Cruz Azul just placed an apeal to FIFA to not let him play for River plate. Now Teo is our best "R.Baggio" type player, he is great that's why we need only 4 midfielders to dominate and hold the ball, he has vison, he combines with the midfileders, he can score, but depending on him is a bit of a gamble especially when he could get suspended for 6 months and not play.
We also have some issues with our main playmaker Macnelly, so we really need to keep things stable, to not improvise we need another less "insane" deep lying foward as back up at least. For me the main options are Freddy Montero who will probably have the starting position at S. Lisbon and Adrian Ramos due to his experience againts european players and the league, a bit lower maybe Dorlan, who doesn't really pass and combine and Dayro Moreno who seems to be regaining his form with Millonarios. So things might change these next few months .
So I think Colombia really needs another technical foward with a bit of vision at least as back up. Changing tactics in the world cup wouldn't be a good thing.
Did i not tell you Hamburg is a fraud? lol 1-5 to Hoffenheim ha ha. Schalke got destroyed too by Wolfsburg! Mueller sucked big time today,we should have scored 3-4 goals at least terrible finishing from him,Schweini and Ribery and Robben had a legit goal disallowed. If you see the replays Mandzukic was offside not Robben but ball was not played anywhere near him and he was not interfering with play =/ I think by end of August we will be better.
Hey peter well the second striker position or at least the back up seems up for grabs, almost all of the fowards yesterday in the roster were pure strikers (with the classic colombian technique) Bacca seems the best fit but I would try a couple of other options to back up Teo.
Especially if he continues to have issues in his clubs.
Hamburg did demolish Dortmund last season,they are a weird and unpredictable team. They might lose comfortably to Braunschweig next,don't be surprised.
I meant scored from the spot.
Hamburg was the other shock package as were Bremen,didnot expect those two to play well. Freiburg would have made things interesting had they scored,that game was really exciting. So far good start to Bundesliga.