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Manchester United’s Tactics: How It Works

Manchester United may have lost to one of Jose Mourinho’s classic smash-and-grab strategies, but their form prior to the match against Chelsea was one of the best in the league: winning 6 straight Premier League games, albeit sandwiching an FA … Continue reading

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West Ham 3-1 Liverpool: Shackling Gerrard

Liverpool’s defeat at the hands of West Ham can be attributed to a number of factors: the Reds’ snowflake-like defence, the Londoners’ aggression and quick tempo compared to the Merseysiders’ hesitancy and limp start, and injuries to key players such as Daniel Sturridge … Continue reading

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A new tactical age for Liverpool, a diamond midfield?

Almost every article written about Brendan Rodgers inevitably uses the word “philosophy”, which is associated with his “passing football”, “possession” and often, his insistence on a 4-3-3 formation that served him so well at Swansea City. Yet the current Liverpool … Continue reading

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In Belgium, an Old Quarrel Gets a New Slant NYT’s James Montague reflects on the effect of Belgium’s national football team on Belgium’s political position, another fantastic example of football’s power to bring together and unite people.

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NextGen is that rarest of things in football – a genuinely good idea Barney Ronay of the Guardian Sportsblog writes about the wonderful nature of the NextGen series: how it has helped young players (and a manager no less) make … Continue reading

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The Super Sub: An Unsustainable Situation F365’s Daniel Storey outlines what exactly makes super subs, as well as the difficult situation they’re in when trying to earn a position in the starting XI.

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England’s courtship of Wilfried Zaha and Raheem Sterling is just the start The Guardian’s Barney Ronay underscores the growing issue of young players’ dual nationality in international football, with a specific focus on England’s Sterling and Zaha.

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