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Freelance football writer and blogger with an emphasis on the tactical side of the beautiful game. Follow on twitter @TheNewLibero, Blog - thenewlibero.blogspot.com

Why Arrigo Sacchi’s Comments Hurt so Much

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Everyone knows that anything that comes after the word “but” is usually going to end badly. “I love you, but…”, “Your work is good,...

Louis van Gaal Doesn’t Like You Either

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You probably think you have Louis van Gaal figured out by now, right? You’ve read the articles, you’ve heard the crazy stories about him...
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Mackay & LMA Show the Worst of English Football

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When you have to issue an apology for a press release that was supposed to act in part as an apology, you know you're...

Yedlin’s arrival about more than marketing for Tottenham

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Deandre Yedlin didn’t start a single match at the World Cup. Nor did he score a goal, or record an assist. Hell, only once...

Why Sabella is the key to Argentina’s success

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It has been 24 years since Argentina last experienced a World Cup semi-final. Lionel Messi, the greatest player of his generation, and possibly, when...

Tony Pulis – Premier League Manager of the Season?

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Think back a year. If I asked you what you thought of Tony Pulis, what would come to your mind? For most people, including...

Pep Guardiola’s Philosophy is More than Tactics

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Sweeping conclusions and hyperbole are a natural part of football. Every month, week, day and minute there is another club in crisis, another manager...

Pep Guardiola’s Philipp Lahm Conundrum

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There are going to be many decisions to decide the outcome of the Champions League semi-final between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid on Tuesday...

Opinion: Pochettino could be the answer for Tottenham

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Tim Sherwood never stood a chance at Tottenham. From the moment he took over from Andre Villas-Boas, the former Spurs player was regarded with suspicion...

Tactics: Atletico Madrid could be nightmare matchup for Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will face a unique challenge in the Vicente Calderon in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night, as...