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Tactics and the Modern Game: the Perils of Overstating the Case

And my particular bugbear, this week, is bullshit-artists who try to over-complicate a perfectly simple game by waffling on interminably about formations and tactics; holding midfielders, players in the hole, galloping wing-backs blah, blah, blah snooze yawn in a bid to make out they’re more clever than everyone else. There […]

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EPL Friendlies Shift from North America to Asia

Have all of the major Premier League clubs passed on the opportunity of doing preseason tours in the United States during the summer of 2008? While Chelsea, Aston Villa and Everton conducted U.S. preseason friendlies in 2007, clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Fulham, Bolton, Portsmouth and Reading toured Asia. […]

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