The Total Football Analysis Podcast
The Total Football Analysis Podcast
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The Total Football Analysis Podcast, covering all things tactics, analysis, scouting, data and more
Total Football Analysis Podcast: Departing message from Adam
Host Adam Scully will be stepping down from his duties at Total Football Analysis and will no longer host the podcast going forward. In this final episode, Adam says his goodbyes to the wonderful audience who have listened to and supported the podcast throughout the past year. The podcast will not by disappearing completely, but merely taking a hiatus while we scour the data to find an astute replacement to take the show forward. Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed the podcast over the last 12 months!
Jun 29, 2023
6 min
TFA Scouted: Newcastle United’s future star attacker
In this episode of the TFA Scouted podcast, host Adam Scully is joined by his co-host Bryant Marques to discuss a future star bagged by Newcastle United this transfer window - Yankuba Minteh. In this verbal scout report, the duo discuss Minteh’s star potential, his strengths, weaknesses and style of play while also discussing the reasons behind Newcastle United’s purchase and whether a loan to Feyenoord will be beneficial to his career. Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
Jun 26, 2023
31 min
TFA Podcast: The tactical evolution of defenders in the post-Pep Guardiola era
In this episode of the TFA Podcast, host Adam Scully is joined by Rangers Academy analyst Caio Miguel as the pair discuss the role of defenders in possession since the great Pep Guardiola revolution of 2009. The duo take a look at goalkeepers, fullbacks and central defenders, speaking about the development of each position, the player profiles needed to fulfil each function, why functionality at the back is so important for positional play, the purpose of functionality with the backline, what the future holds for each position and how this all relates to relationism too. You don’t want to miss this tactics-filled episode. Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
Jun 22, 2023
54 min
TFA Scouted: The heir to Sergio Busquets’ throne at Barcelona
In this episode of the TFA Scouted podcast, host Adam Scully is joined by co-host Bryant Marques as the duo discuss a young Argentine midfielder who could be the heir to Sergio Busquets’ throne at Barcelona. In this verbal scout report, Adam and Bryant analyse Federico Redondo’s strengths, weaknesses, style of play and his role in Gabriel Milito’s tactics at Argentinos Juniors while also having a discussion about whether or not Redondo can actually fill the colossal shoes of Busquets at the Camp Nou. Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
Jun 19, 2023
32 min
TFA Podcast: An interview Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena
On this episode of the TFA Podcast, host Adam Scully is joined by one of the most exciting young head coaches in world football right now – Rulani Mokwena, who currently oversees South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns.  Coach Rulani speaks about his time with Sundowns so far, his trip to watch the UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul, the role of society in the ever-changing world of football, why he uses his goalkeeper so high up the pitch, playing with a diamond shape, why his team press invertedly rather than forcing the opposition outside, learning from other top managers across the globe including Fernando Diniz and Pep Guardiola, while also having a wider discussion about trusting the process and the future use of AI in football.  It’s a long one, but you’ll certainly learn a lot from Rulani! Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
Jun 15, 2023
1 hr 21 min
TFA Scouted: The Gambian superstar heading to Europe
In the latest episode of the TFA Scouted podcast, host Adam Scully is joined by his co-host Bryant Marques to discuss one of the best teenage African talents in the world – Adama Bojang, who has been linked with top European clubs such as Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Napoli, among others.  Adam and Bryant analyse the striker’s strengths, weaknesses and his role for Gambia at the U20s World Cup as well as the AFCON U20s tournaments, while also have a debate on his whether a Premier League move is really the right course for his development.  Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
Jun 12, 2023
38 min
TFA Preview: How Inter can stop Pep from making history yet again - podcast
On this episode of the TFA Podcast, host Adam Scully is joined by Lucas Mondelo, David Astill and Bryant Marques to tactically preview the upcoming UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan.  The gang analyse how they expect the game to go while discussing the key tactical battles throughout the match, how to stop Erling Haaland, how Inter can nullify Pep Guardiola’s greatest strengths, whether this Man City side are better than Pep’s Barcelona and why Simone Inzaghi’s men are more suited to knockout competitions compared to under his predecessor. Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
Jun 7, 2023
54 min
TFA Scouted: Thomas Frank’s future pressing machine – podcast
On this episode of the TFA Scouted podcast, Adam Scully is joined by Bryant Marques to discuss Brentford’s young midfielder Mads Bidstrup who has spent the last 18 months out on loan with Danish Superliga side FC Nordsjælland. In this verbal scout report, the duo look at Bidstrup’s role at Nordsjælland and compare it to his time with the Bees, while also dissecting his abilities in possession and why he is a pressing and counterpressing machine out of possession. There is also a section dedicated to looking ahead at Brentford’s squad for next season and whether Bidstrup could fit a potential tactical shift under Thomas Frank in the 2023/24 campaign. Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
Jun 4, 2023
36 min
Edward Still: From video analyst to head coach
In the latest episode of the TFA Podcast, host Adam Scully is delighted to be joined by Edward Still, the former head coach of Charleroi and KAS Eupen, in his first-ever interview with English media. Edward spoke about his journey from becoming a video analyst to a head coach in Belgium’s top-flight within a matter of years, his relationship with his former boss Ivan Leko, how to create a game model, how to develop your tactical mind, creating analysis processes and KPIs, working in different cultures, and so much more that you won’t want to miss. Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
Jun 1, 2023
57 min
TFA Scouted: Pep Guardiola’s future centre-back?
In the latest episode of the TFA Scouted podcast, host Adam Scully is joined by his co-host Bryant Marques to discuss one of England’s up-and-coming central defenders, Callum Doyle.  Having helped steer Sunderland to promotion last season and playing a part in Coventry City’s battle for promotion to the Premier League this time around, this verbal scout report looks at the young defender’s strengths, weaknesses and style of play while the lads also discuss where his future may lie.  Please leave a five-star rating on the podcast if you enjoyed!
May 29, 2023
34 min
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