Monthly Archives: May 2014

EWC14 – Match Two: Catenaccio & Ecological Niche Theory.

In football, like science, competing paradigms and co-existing concepts are common. Despite the revolutionary ideas and performances of Sebes and Puskás, other tactical systems flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. The Catenaccio (literally meaning door-bolt in Italian) is a tactical … Continue reading


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The Ecology Football World Cup. “Match” One: The Golden Team and IBT.

It’s time. Time for what? Time for the World Cup! And to discuss the links between ecology and football. I’m going to write a weekly analogue between a key football tactic and an established ecological theory. Comparison one, the Golden … Continue reading

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