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Liverpool? No: Why Manchester City’s defence was better last season

It characterises a key distinction: City’s defensive patterns aren’t quite as demonstrative, but their function is more efficient.

3 days ago
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Sensible Transfers: Barcelona

The La Masia conveyor belt has stuttered and Barcelona probably do need to take a strategic look at how transfer…

2 weeks ago
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Sensible Transfers: Juventus

With an attack-minded right-back, a positionally disciplined number six, a creative midfielder and a combinative winger, Sarri would have good…

3 weeks ago
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Sensible Transfers: Everton

Everton probably don’t just need players. Although the appointment of Marcel Brands should herald a new, smarter era of recruitment,…

3 weeks ago
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Sensible Transfers: Manchester City

With a more reliable back-up goalkeeper, a stylistically suitable replacement for Kompany, and an alternate to Aguero up front, Manchester…

4 weeks ago
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Sensible Transfers: Inter

Inter’s squad is actually fairly well suited to Conte’s style already. But we’ve found areas that will need to be…

4 weeks ago
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Sensible Transfers: Chelsea

A transfer ban needn’t stop Chelsea from freshening up their line-up. These additions, even if not new signings, are sensible.

1 month ago
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Sensible Transfers: Arsenal

Arsenal need to add youth, dynamism, and attacking unpredictability, while also developing a physically imposing back-line. These transfers would achieve…

1 month ago
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Sensible Transfers: Liverpool

Liverpool have a strong squad, but with a genuine alternate to Firmino and a different type of striker to use…

1 month ago
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Sensible Transfers: Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund are a smart recruiting club, guided by the excellent Director of Football Michael Zorc. But, how does one improve…

1 month ago
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Women's World Cup Final: USA v Netherlands

The USA will be heavy favourites and clearly justify that tag, but the Netherlands have shown over the course of…

1 month ago
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Tactical Preview: Sweden v Netherlands

Both sides have excellent strikers in good form and both have shown an ability to sit and wait for opportunities…

2 months ago
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Tactical Preview: England v USA

The USA will go into the game as favourites, but this match is far from a foregone conclusion.

2 months ago
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Sensible Transfers: Manchester United

No big names, but players who would suit Solskjaer’s tactics whilst making his side harder to break down – these…

2 months ago
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Sensible Transfers: Tottenham Hotspur

We feel that central midfield and right back are the areas in which Spurs should look to invest. We offer…

2 months ago
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Are corner kicks becoming irrelevant in football?

So, the key to taking better corners: use in-swingers, move the ball-placement back and commit an extra player to the…

2 months ago
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Young English players in the Bundesliga

With the Bundesliga set to welcome more intriguing coaches such as Marco Rose, Oliver Glasner and David Wagner next term,…

3 months ago
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Tactics Explained | Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United

In Bielsa, the side have a coach who has taken a fairly talented squad, but without any genuine stars, and…

4 months ago
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Why Sarri's tactics are not working at Chelsea

The truth is that, in order to build a Chelsea team in his own image, Sarri needs two things: time…

4 months ago
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José Mourinho's Porto explained

By winning the Champions League he overachieved to a degree unlikely to be repeated in the competition. Time may have…

5 months ago
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