Tifo Football Podcast podcast

Tifo Football Podcast

In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel.

In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel.

 

#464

What would Xabi Alonso's Liverpool actually look like?

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Abel Meszaros and Danny Corcoran to explore the idea of Xabi Alonso as Liverpool manager, looking back at his managerial history, what Liverpool need from a manager right now, and looking forward to speculate what Xabipool would look like. Who is Xabi Alonso, the coach? What do Liverpool need from their next manager? Is the Liverpool job a bit too early in the timeline for him? Where would Trent Alexander-Arnold play? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:00

21 Feb 2024


#463

From Essex to Atletico: A Unique Journey into Coaching (w. Simon Goodey)

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Simon Goodey to give the audience a better understanding of what the coaching pathway looks like and a sense of what it’s like to coach in Spain. What do the early doors of a coaching pathway look like? Are there obvious differences between the way that coaching sessions are structured in each country? How important is it to talk to players about tactics in training contexts? What advice would Simon give to people who want to get onto the coaching pathway? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Feb 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:19

14 Feb 2024


#462

Erling Haaland and the Qualities of an Elite Striker

Joe Devine is joined by Jon Mackenzie to explain the data gathering process Jon has been undertaking with Premier League strikers. Jon decided to log a bunch of data about PL strikers… why? Did Jon learn anything about players from timing? Why is Haaland a high volume finisher? Which players get their shots off the quickest? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Joe Devine and Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:09

05 Feb 2024


#461

Can a midtable team really progress?

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Jack Elderton and Cal Goodall to explore the idea of a midtable club and the potential progress they can make through the perspective of West Ham. Are West Ham a midtable side? Have West Ham dropped the ball in the last few seasons? What should or even could West Ham do to break into the elite group of Premier League teams? What does the future look like? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:21

29 Jan 2024


#460

How set pieces are changing the modern game

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Stuart Reid to discuss what a set piece analyst and specialist does. Why should people be excited about set pieces? How do teams communicate around set pieces? How important is squad composition to set piece success? How does complexity in plans change with the quality of the teams in question? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:19

22 Jan 2024


#459

What does a sports psychologist actually do? (w. Alex Stoyel)

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Alex Stoyel to give the audience a better understanding of what it is that a sports psychologist does. What is the difference between other psychologists and sports psychologists? What role can psychologists play in regard to helping with the process of communication between coaches and players? How does a psychologist balance helping maximise performance with the wellbeing of players they work with? How do psychologists help players deal with the mental aspect of injuries? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:14

15 Jan 2024


#458

Everything you need to know about AFCON 2023

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Maher Mezahi and Alasdair Howorth to preview the upcoming AFCON tournament. Why is it called AFCON 2023 if it’s in 2024? Why should people be watching this tournament? The tournament is being played in Cote d’Ivoire. How will this impact the tournament? Which are the groups that they’re particularly excited to see play out? Who are the players to watch? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:13

08 Jan 2024


#457

Why is everyone talking about rest defence? (w. Stephen Russell)

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Stephen Russell to discuss the most important aspects of rest defence. What is rest defence? Why is it important? Why do coaches worry about it? What tactical shifts have prompted this? What are the two key variables of rest defence? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Jan 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:14

02 Jan 2024


#456

What does a performance analyst actually do? (w. Carlon Carpenter, Head Video Analyst at Houston Dyn...

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Carlon Carpenter to discuss what a performance analyst does. How did he get his foot in the door at University of Virginia? What are the biggest differences between the analysis processes at the different levels? Are preconceived biases a thing in video/performance analysis? How much of the analysis is of what the coaching staff want to see vs. highlighting things they should be seeing? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Dec 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:00

26 Dec 2023


#455

The England Team's Cultural Revolution

Joe Devine is joined by James Graham, writer of “Dear England”, to discuss the cultural revolution under Gareth Southgate. How has Gareth Southgate changed the character of the England squad and the sport? Are results really the most important thing? What is it that football actually does? What does it mean to belong to a nation? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie and Joe Devine, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Dec 2023

48 MINS

48:46

18 Dec 2023


#454

The Making of Liverpool 2.0

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Josh Williams to explore the recently-emerged Liverpool 2.0 that we’re seeing - Klopp’s rebuilt team. Looking back in hindsight, what was it that actually went wrong? What was the summer transfer strategy? What have been the good aspects and what have been the poorer aspects? Are Liverpool title contenders? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Dec 2023

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:28

11 Dec 2023


#453

Ligue 1's Tactical Revolution

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Liam Tharme and Alex Barker to introduce the tactical revolution taking place within Ligue 1 and explore some of the reasons why it might be happening. Is youth development the reason why the league wasn’t exactly tactically interesting for a long time? What impact has the Qatari Sports Investments purchase of PSG to be their flagship football club in the European context had on the rest of the league? Why are Nice so good defensively? Is there a case to be made that Reims are better this season than last? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Dec 2023

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:45

04 Dec 2023


#452

The Tactics of Barcelona

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Jaleel Tapper-Gray, of The Football Purist, to discuss the evolution of tactics of Barcelona under Xavi. To what extent does the conversation about Barcelona still find itself situated in the context of the Pep Guardiola era? What were the in-possession benefits of the box midfield? How much has the playing squad affected Xavi’s tactical decisions during his time? What does the future look like for Barcelona coached by Xavi? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Nov 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:52

26 Nov 2023


#451

How Unai Emery turned Aston Villa around

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Sam Tighe to discuss how Unai Emery has turned things around at Aston Villa. What were the initial feelings when Emery was named new Villa manager? Why did Emery and Villa click so immediately? Going into the summer, where were the areas Villa needed to improve based on the previous season? Can Villa be genuine top 4 contenders? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Nov 2023

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:58

20 Nov 2023


#450

The Man Utd takeover and Juve's European Ban: Football Finance with Abhishek Raj

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Abhishek Raj to discuss the biggest financial topics in world football. What would a Jim Ratcliffe takeover mean for Man United's financial future? Why were Juventus banned by UEFA? Why are Barcelona still pulling financial levers? Why are wages more important than transfer fees these days? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Nov 2023

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:04

13 Nov 2023


#449

What do managers do between jobs? Interview with Dean Holden

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Dean Holden to discuss what managers do when they are between jobs. How surprised was he to be sacked after just 5 games in the league this season? What was he looking to do with the team at Charlton this season? How different was it from what he did last season? What does improvement look like for an out of work coach? What does the process of looking for new opportunities look like? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Nov 2023

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:14

06 Nov 2023


#448

Is too much football causing injuries?

Jon Mackenzie is joined by performance manager Callum Walsh to talk about the problems associated with player fitness. What does an average week look like for a fitness and conditioning professional in a football club? How much of an influence does the team’s game model have on the strength and conditioning process? How many games is too many games, and what is a reasonable recovery time between matches? How should we think about clubs that seem to consistently suffer from more injuries than others? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Oct 2023

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:05

30 Oct 2023


#447

Chelsea in the Pochettino Era

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Sam from London is Blue Podcast to talk about Chelsea in the Pochettino Era. What were the early opinions on Pochettino after he was announced? Before the season started, what were the expectations? How bad has the Christopher Nkunku injury impacted Chelsea’s season? What can Chelsea achieve this season? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Oct 2023

59 MINS

59:01

23 Oct 2023


#446

The Bundesliga's Surprise Packages

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Abel Meszaros to talk about the two biggest surprises in the Bundesliga — Bayer Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart. Were there signs last season that Alonso would have Leverkusen in a title challenge this season? What have we learned so far about Alonso’s managerial style?  Who is Sebastian Hoeness? How sustainable is Stuttgart’s challenge for top of the Bundesliga? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Oct 2023

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:09

16 Oct 2023


#445

Shoe Shine and Piano: Interview with Rulani Mokwena, Head Coach of Mamelodi Sundowns

Jon Mackenzie is joined by Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena. How did Rulani make the step into coaching? What is the club like and what kind of club does it want to be? Why is he influenced by Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho? Is there an ambition to one day make the journey to Europe? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. ** • This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/TIFOFOOTBALL and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Oct 2023

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:19

09 Oct 2023


#444

Real Madrid: The next chapter

Jon Mackenzie, Dermot Corrigan and Jose Perez are here to discuss the next chapter in the illustrious history of Real Madrid. How important is the galacticos era to the identity of the club? Is there still an extent to which the fans expect elite signings every window? How does Mbappe fit into the club’s narrative? How has Jude Bellingham changed the way Real Madrid play? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Oct 2023

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:49

02 Oct 2023


#443

Tottenham Hotspur: A New Dawn?

Jon Mackenzie, Charlie Eccleshare and Nathan A Clark are here to discuss the new era of Spurs football under Ange Postecoglou. How did the departure of Kane give the club a chance to reinvent itself? Tactically, what has Angeball looked like for Spurs so far? Where could problems arise for Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs? Postecoglou has spoken about building a perennially winning team. Is that a real possibility? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Sep 2023

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:14

24 Sep 2023


#442

The Serie A Title Race: Who are the challengers?

Jon Mackenzie and James Horncastle are here to discuss why Italy’s title race is so open and which teams are involved in the Scudetto challenge. Serie A has had the most diverse group of title winners across the last few seasons. Why is that the case? Why has there been so much change at Napoli? Has Inter underperformed in the league the past few seasons? Is this make or break season for manager Stefano Pioli at Milan? Where are we at right now in the Juventus saga? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Sep 2023

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:21

18 Sep 2023


#441

Beyond the Premier League: What's going on in England's lower leagues?

Jon Mackenzie, Ali Maxwell and George Elek are here to discuss the clubs of the English Championship, League One and League Two. What is the general attitude towards lower league football in England? Promotion races and relegation battles. Do TV revenue deals impact the quality of football? This episode of the Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Jon Mackenzie, produced by Mike Zimmermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Sep 2023

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:53

11 Sep 2023