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  • September 22, 2014

    Player Positional Tracker: Newcastle v Hull

    By Colin Trainor
  • Newcastle 2 vs 2 Hull

    Visualisation that shows the smoothed positions of players around the time as indicated. The locations are identified with reference to actions as identified by Opta.

    • Despite lining up with a supposed Back 4, Newcastle played the opening half as if with a Back 3 as Coloccini held the central position and Williamson played very wide towards the right wing

    Additional comments from Zubair Arshad:

    • confirms tiote’s positioning which Anita has been unable to offer in earlier games.
    • portrays very well how the space was congested on right due to Cabella + Sissoko, with all the space on left
    • the space wasn’t fully exploited by Dummet on left as he’s not a very attacking full back
    • in build up play it was very much a “W” formation at the back with neither fullback bombing forward recklessley
    • quite funny to see Krul’s positioning change towards second half as he got involved in recycling process

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    Article by Colin Trainor