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I am an avid Liverpool fan and have a fascination for the tactical levels of the game. My main interest is the premier league, although given more time I would like to see more of the other big leagues in europe. I'm the guy who tries to understand the odd descisions managers make, and I am going to try and change your outlook on the game. Try, being the word.

Changing Future Roles In Response To The Silva Footballing Age

How Future Football Might React To The David Silva Brand Of Winger.

Beating Barcelona: A Theoretical Guide With Pretty Pictures

So, everyone says that Barcelona are unbeatable, or are least the untouchables. Which is twaddle. Sure, they have lots of excellent players. (MessiXaviAlvesIniestaPiquePuyolBusquetsVillaSanchezPedroetc... say that...

Manchester City And The Dubious Pleasures Of Gael Clichy

So to be a top team you need attacking fullbacks. This is not just general opinion but to a degree in the modern game...

A Darkness Closes In On Arsenal

Being a Liverpool Forum Obsessive I've read plenty of transfer gossip this season, most of which I won't bore you with since it consists...

Why Argentina Will Get Nowhere Trying To Copy Barcelona

So to get the most obvious fact out of the way first, Argentina should beat Bolivia. They should hammer them off the pitch. Messi...

Lucas and Spearing: Maligned to Masterful

No, Liverpool are not going to make the Champions League this season. That said, it's nice being a Liverpool fan at the moment. Goals are...

Why Sunderlands Goal Rush Against Wigan Was Not Such A Miracle

It was so amazing apparently, that Sunderland without any recognized strikers scored three goals in the closing minutes of a decisive game against fellow...

Runs, Zones, and More Secrets of Great Playmakers

The first rule of play making is that team chemistry must be there. It is also the most important - a team doesn't work...

Xavi, Alonso And The Secret Of Great Playmakers

Oh, how Liverpool miss Alonso. Before he left, Liverpool were looking champions elect for 09-10. Afterwards, Liverpool fell spectacularly from grace as they paid...

Why Smaller Teams Might Begin to Look to ‘Strikerless’ Formations

Fan's are big lovers of at least having a striker on the pitch, funnily enough. Scotland's defeat to the Czech Republic will possibly go...

Corner Tactics: Arsenal’s Defensive Dilemma

Hansen was very old school in his analysis of the Arsenal West Brom game on Saturday's Match of the Day. When swinging into his usual tactical musings, he...