The Patterns Of Play Podcast

The Patterns Of Play Podcast

By Greg Margolis
Weekly soccer podcast discussing the tactical approaches of teams from all over the world!

What top teams did in their games, how it worked, and my suggestions for each team moving forward!
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Interview Episode #5 with Julie Hubbard, DPT, CSCS: Owner of Just 4 Kicks Boston.

The Patterns Of Play Podcast

Interview Episode #5 with Julie Hubbard, DPT, CSCS: Owner of Just 4 Kicks Boston.

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Tactical Tuesday Ep 18: Chelsea helps Liverpool claim the Premier League Title!
In this week's Tactical Tuesday episode, I cover Man City v Chelsea and discuss how touch tight defending is so important in the 18 yard box. Follow on Twitter and Twitch @PatternsPlayPod and email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com with feedback and questions.
20:50
June 30, 2020
Tactical Tuesday Ep 17: Bruno Fernandes is Brilliant and How an Extra Pass Leads to More Goalscoring
In this week's Tactical Tuesday episode I cover the Man U v Spurs game and talk about goals scored from around the leagues in Europe. Follow on Twitter and Twitch @PatternsPlayPod and email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com with questions and feedback
27:30
June 23, 2020
Tactical Tuesday Ep 16: Coppa Italia Semi-Finals and Effective 2nd Ball Goals
In this week's Tactical Tuesday episode, I discuss the Coppa Italia Semi-Finals and how teams used incredible 2nd ball setups to score goals over the weekend. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @PatternPlayPod and email questions and feedback to patternsofplaypod@gmail.com. Check out this week's sponsor, The Perfect Brew, at www.perfectbrew.com.
29:18
June 16, 2020
Tactical Tuesday Ep 15: Bayern Munich use a high line & high press & exploit Leverkusen's defense
This week's Tactical Tuesday covers one game from the German Bundesliga and highlights a major theme: playing with a high line. Follow on Twitter @PatternPlayPod and email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com with questions and feedback.
20:48
June 9, 2020
Tactical Tuesday Ep 14: Bremen compound Schalke's misery and Gladbach blaze by Berlin
This week's Tactical Tuesday cover two more games from the German Bundesliga. Follow the podcast on Twitter @PatternsPlayPod and email questions and feedback to patternsofplaypod@gmail.com.
27:06
June 2, 2020
Interview Episode #5 with Julie Hubbard, DPT, CSCS: Owner of Just 4 Kicks Boston.
In today's interview episode, I spoke with Julie Hubbard who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. We discussed her soccer journey and what she is doing with Just 4 Kicks to help train and recover, as well as prevent injuries with soccer athletes. Find her on Instagram @Just4KicksBoston and check out her blog/site www.just4kicksboston.com. Follow me on twitter @PatternPlayPod, email questions and feedback to patternsofplaypod@gmail.com. FIFA 11 Soccer Training: yrsa.ca/fifa-11.html
53:48
May 27, 2020
Tactical Tuesday Ep 13: RB Leipzig free flowing attack and Bayern's backs push new boundaries
This week's Tactical Tuesday covers RB Leipzig v Mainz and Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga. Follow me on Twitter @PatternsPlayPod for in game insight and stats analysis. Email questions and feedback to patternsofplaypod@gmail.com
43:23
May 26, 2020
Interview with Dr Ben Reuter: Currently a professor at California University of Pennsylvania.
This week's interview episode was with Dr Ben Reuter, a professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies. We spoke about wellness, movement, and performance training for soccer athletes. Be sure to check out his Instagram @Fitlabpgh as well as his two podcasts: Fitness Lab PGH and Moving2Live. Follow this podcast @PatternsPlayPod on Twitter and email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com with questions and feedback.
1:14:13
May 20, 2020
The Bundesliga is Back! Dortmund and Leverkusen Put On Shows.
This week's Tactical Tuesday episode covers the return of the German Bundesliga, highlighting the tactical approach from Dortmund v Schalke and Bremen v Leverkusen. Follow on Twitter for live game tweets and tactical pictures @PatternsPlayPod and email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com with questions and feedback.
53:44
May 19, 2020
Special Edition Promotion/Relegation Ep 5
Episode 5 brings the first series to a conclusion. I speak about the when for pro/rel in the US and how the USL could put pressure on the MLS by implementing the new structure first with their new collective bargaining agreement. Follow me on Twitter @GMargo7 and email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com with questions and feedback
15:18
May 15, 2020
Interview with film maker Joel Franco: Currently filming the documentary Where our Children Play
This week I spoke with documentary film maker Joel Franco, who is currently working on a film called Where Our Children Play, covering the challenges within youth sport. You can find him on social media @Docyouthsports, check the film's website out at www.chesfilms.com and see some of the Zoom interviews he has conducted on YouTube at Where our Children Play. Email your questions to the pod: patternsofplaypod@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter @GMargo7
1:12:56
May 13, 2020
The Dinamo Derby and K-League Soccer
Today's tactical Tuesday covers the tactical approaches of two teams from the Korean K-League, while I dive into another Belarusian game. Follow me on Twitter @GMargo7 and send your questions and feedback to patternsofplaypod@gmail.com. Please rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it would be greatly appreciated!
37:33
May 12, 2020
Special Edition Promotion/Relegation Ep 4
Episode four of the special edition series on promotion/relegation focuses on the structuring of a three division league, combining teams for the MLS, USL Championship, and USL League One. Follow me on Twitter @GMargo7 and email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com with questions and feedback.
29:35
May 8, 2020
Interview with Susie Petruccelli: Author of Raised a Warrior, One Women's Soccer Odyssey
Today's episode features award winning author, Susie Petruccelli, who is also currently working on a documentary with Kely Nascimento-DeLuca, the daughter of Pele. Follow Susie on Twitter @sooozie, Instagram @susiepetruccelli, and email her: susie@warriorwomenoffootball.com. I'm on Twitter @GMargo7 and email the podcast with questions and feedback: patternsofplaypod@gmail.com. Enjoy!
59:35
May 6, 2020
World Cup Rewatch! USWNT Blank Holland and France Counter Croatia to Lift the Trophies
This week's Tactical Tuesday looked back at the men's and women's World Cup Finals. Theme of the week covered is framing the goal. Follow me on Twitter @GMargo7, email questions and feedback to patternsofplaypod@gmail.com.
53:59
May 5, 2020
Special Edition Series Promotion/Relegation Ep 3
This week's episode focuses on the finances behind promotion/relegation and how the profitability of teams in the MLS mirrors the EFL Championship. I dive into the numbers and how a merging of the MLS and USL could actually help profits skyrocket. Follow me on Twitter @GMargo7 or email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com with questions and feedback.
23:24
May 1, 2020
Interview with John Wilpers; Founder and President of Hot Shots Soccer
In this very special, very first interview episode, I spoke with John Wilpers who founded Hot Shots Soccer, a unique program for young girls to learn soccer, build self-esteem and confidence, while having fun with their friends and parents. If you'd like to learn more please visit their website hotshotssoccer.org and feel free to send questions to me on Twitter @GMargo7 or email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com.
36:27
April 29, 2020
Belarusian Premier League: When Personnel and Style of Play Clash
This week's episode features two games from the Belarusian Premier League. Themes of the week are: build your game plan based on personnel, quick throw-ins, reshuffling of attacking runs, and checking your shoulder. Reach out on Twitter @GMargo7 or email patternsofplaypod@gmail.com. Check out Liverpool's throw-in tactics: https://spielverlagerung.com/2020/01/31/liverpool-throw-in-analysis/?doing_wp_cron=1588075252.3245151042938232421875
44:57
April 28, 2020
Special Edition Promotion/Relegation Ep 2
Episode 2 focuses on the soccer leagues in the United States. How and when they were formed, how they are structured, the Americanized championship format, and how the fans pushed for a more European Champion. Please follow me on Twitter @GMargo7 and send your listener questions to patternsofplaypod@gmail.com
28:26
April 24, 2020
Belarusian Premier League: Defeating the Low Block
This week's Tactical Tuesday episode dives into the Belarusian Premier League. Two games are covered with both having a pure possession team take on a defensively organized team using a low block. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @GMargo7 and shoot me an email with questions, recommendations or if you'd like to feature on a future episode: patternsofplaypod@gmail.com
44:09
April 21, 2020
Special Edition Promotion/Relegation Ep 1
This new, weekly, special edition series will focus on pro/rel and how/when it can be implemented in the United States. Episode 1 covers what pro/rel is and how it has become such a staple in European soccer leagues
29:00
April 17, 2020
Championship Rewinds: A Look Back at the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final and the NWSL Championship.
This week's episode features a look back at the 2019 UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham, along with the NSWL Final between North Carolina and Chicago. Themes the week discussed are: execution in big moments and patterns of play from off ball movement.
52:58
April 14, 2020
The Varying Approaches of NCAA Men's Soccer: DII and DIII National Championship Finals
This week's episode focused on the National Title games for NCAA DII and DIII. These games were very different and full of tactical discussion points. Themes of the week are also highlighted and I continue to make upgrades to the podcast!
39:09
April 7, 2020
Natty Champs of DI, II, & III NCAA Women's Soccer!
This week's episode looks back at the NCAA Women's soccer National Champions games. I dive into how the winners were able to lift the trophy and how one team got robbed of a title! The episode finishes with my Themes of the Week and I'm excited to announce we are now on Apple and Google Podcasts! Please rate the podcast and leave a review, it is much appreciated!!!
54:15
March 31, 2020
W-League is GRAND as Australian Soccer keeps on rolling!
Both A-League and W-League soccer continue in Australia (yay!) and I talk tactics from the Al-League Sydney derby and the W-League Grand Final between Melbourne City and Sydney FC. Themes of the week focus on 1v1 opportunities against the goalkeeper and how goalkeepers roles offensively continue to grow.
32:40
March 24, 2020
The Blueprint for Taking on the USWNT
Today's episode focuses on the UCL game between Tottenham Hotspurs and RB Leipzig, the She Believes finale between the USWNT and Japan, while discussing how Japan may have created the blueprint for beating the USWNT and who the USWNT best 11 are moving forward.
45:28
March 17, 2020
Curlers and Top Bins a Plenty!
This week's episode focuses on games from the She believes Cup, EFL Championship, Bundesliga, as well as the opening weekend from the USL Championship and the ever entertaining Manchester Derby. Themes of the week are attacking from the high/wide space and finishing technique.
57:41
March 10, 2020
Goal Keeper Decisions and Set Pieces Exhibitions!
The very 1st episode of the Patterns of Play Podcast! I discuss tactics seen in the Leeds v Hull, Fulham v Preston North End, Montreal Impact v New England Revolution, as well as the Carabao Cup final between Man City and Aston Villa. Finally, I discuss themes of the week: gk decision making and set pieces!
42:55
March 3, 2020
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