Dots&Crosses is a blog that aims to provide detailed tactical analyses on a range of subjects in football.
Originally starting as a series of posts in football forums across the internet, in April 2011 Dots&Crosses was started up to provide a base and archive for all the reports produced. Using stats from sources like Opta and WhoScored, D&C analyses both games (in match reports) and specific teams or tactical innovations (through general articles).
The lack of detail and analysis in the mainstream media is alarming nowadays, and the surfacing of such websites as ZonalMarking shows the recent backlash against it. As such, D&C attempts to marry an analytical and unbiased style with the broader, generalised style the media favour today.