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crashbang

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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.

Javier Hernandez: Why he’s the joker in Ferguson’s pack

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Fun Fact: Javier Hernandez is small. Okay fair enough, firstly that fact wasn't that much 'fun' and secondly he's not too small, standing at a...

To track or not to track? A Milan demonstration on stopping Tottenham at home

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Fun fact: Tracking was extremely important to the pivotal champions league knockout round second leg between Tottenham and AC Milan. The Rossoneri went into the game very much the...

How a more defensive approach from Barcelona could lay Arsenal low

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Yes, you are reading that correctly. Is it madness to alter the winning formation, or madness to not alter things against a side that will be no ordinary opposition at Camp Nou?

Reina, Liverpool and Fan Loyalty

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Yesterday, an interview of Liverpool's talented goalkeeper Pepe Reina was published by Sid Lowe in the guardian, one in which Pepe couldn't be said...

The Evolution Of The ‘Target Man’

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You won't believe what target men get up to these days...

Midfield tactics: The title winning potential of Man City’s midfield juggernaut

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Mancini's destroyers have a few aces up their collective sleeves...

Pressing tactics: How half pressure caught Barcelona out against Arsenal

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Why Arsenal didn't have to charge at Barcelona like Vikings to beat them.

Set-Piece Tactics: Direct Free Kick fun

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Direct free kicks aren't the same as corners. A simple point, but important. For one thing, there is much less point being complicated when...

Post El Clasico: It’s wasn’t all about Barcelona being super

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Follow the latest news and updates on El Clasico. "One team played very good, one team very bad. Deserved win, deserved loss. Humiliated? No....

Set-Piece Tactics: Thinking outside the (6 yard) box

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'Why not create a Corner situation in which those players you have... can excel?'

Fullback Tactics: Out Wide Or In The Box?

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Fullback's aren't all they are cracked up to be - at least, not at the moment.