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  1. An Age of Extremes – Tiki-Taka and Counter-Attacking Soccer

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    Let’s face it, we live in an age of extremes – and it’s not only due to our unseasonal, severe weather. As soccer continues to evolve in a bizarre, exponential way, seeing that 18 year olds can be sold for £30,000,000 and that a much-hailed Brazilian team can be completely annihilated in the semis of a World Cup hosted on home soil, it goes without saying that even game tactics are bound to put up with similar fortunes. Indeed, two common trends in soccer tactics have surged in the new millennia, teams can either adopt a tiki-taka style of…

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  2. Mark Hughes And His Impact On Stoke City

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    As a Stoke City supporter, I was initially quite despondent when Mark Hughes was appointed manager to replace Tony Pulis. Hughes switched Stoke’s style practically overnight to one that focused on playing the ball out from the back, passing for … Continue reading