Football club Red Bull Leipzig, of the German third division, appeared to have devised a brave new tactic this week.
It involves eight players charging forward at kick off like a battalion from 300, while two players stay back and hoof up a long ball.
The most remarkable thing is: it worked.
A clearly bewildered Stuttgart II defensive was pulled apart as a looping header was collected at the back post, pulled back, and then slotted home after just six seconds.
Total Football or school yard anarchy? Either way, 1-1-8 is a ballsy formation – and not one we expected to see Mourinho or Moyes tinkering with any time soon.