Economics might seem to be an unlikely place to look for reasons why clubs invest money in their youth academy and then proceed to ignore practically player that comes through. Yet a developing branch of economics - behavioural economics - that looks at why people make certain decisions has plenty of theories that provide explanations. Being aware of them might help clubs be more rational in their decision making.
An article on why collaboration, rather than competition, should be the rule among coaches.
As everyday talk about football becomes increasingly more technical then the need to dig a little deeper to learn about some of the newer terminology also increases. Half spaces is one such term and this is a good explanation of what that is all about.
Maurizio Sarri has emerged as one of the most interesting coaches in European football, capable of developing an attacking side that even managed to overcome the loss of a striker of the calibre of Gonzalo Higuain. His systems and ideas are discussed in this video.
"Football is the most important of the less important things in the world." - Carlo Ancelotti