Heckingbottom has enjoyed a strong start to life in Edinburgh, and his ability to alter tactics mid-game to rescue a point in this particular clash should give fans hope for the rest of the campaign.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said there were no “Rangers performances” against St Johnstone after his side drew 0-0 at Ibrox on Saturday. Jordan Campbell looks at What is a ‘Rangers performance’? and how did St Johnstone manage to stifle Rangers?
Derek McInnes has been criticised in the past for shoehorning defensive-minded players into his team in the ‘bigger’ games. Recent months has seen a departure from that arguably protectionist outlook, and the re-introduction of Greg Stewart seems to have emboldened that even further.
Hamilton battled to a 1-1 draw against Dundee in new manager Brian Rice’s first match in charge. Blair Newman took a look at the tactics the new Accies manager employed and how they differ from his predecessor Martin Canning. Could these change in tactics help Hamilton stay up this season?
They hit it high and long, sometimes it works, for the most part it doesn’t, but since the winter break the Steelmen have started doing something different.
Blair Newman takes a tactical look at how teams pressed in the derbies in Glasgow and Edinburgh, what each winning team did well, and what their opponents can do better next time.
Is the men’s national team lacking some direction? A long term plan? In his debut article, Blair Newman outlines his blueprint for the Scotland men’s team. From Tactics to Selection process, it’s all covered.
For his first article for Modern Fitba, Jordan Campbell identifies Rangers midfield as an area where they could improve on this season.
Aberdeen’s impressive second-placed finish in this year’s Premiership is largely down to their tactics — as is their disappointing record against the big teams and in Europe. In an in-depth tactical analysis, @thetenspace examines the strengths and weaknesses of Aberdeen’s game.
Celtic go into the final game of another remarkable season a victory away from a second consecutive domestic treble. Standing between Brendan Rodgers’ men and a historic feat of sustained excellence at Hampden on Saturday afternoon are Steve Robinson’s Motherwell, looking to avenge their League Cup defeat to the same opponents.