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  • Saturday, February 06

    Hertha Berlin vs. Dortmund, 9:30am ET, FOX Soccer 2GO

  • Saturday, February 06

    Atletico Madrid vs. Eibar, 10am ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

  • Saturday, February 06

    Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich, 12:30pm ET, FOX & FOX Soccer 2GO

  • Saturday, February 06

    Club America vs. Santos Laguna, 6pm ET, Univision Deportes & fuboTV

  • Saturday, February 06

    Temperley vs. Boca Juniors, 7pm ET, NGSN

  • Saturday, February 06

    Chivas vs. Toluca, 10pm ET, Univision Deportes & fuboTV

Chelsea 3-1 Norwich City: Tactics Review

While the result was in doubt deep into the second half, Chelsea rose to earn a 3-1 result at Stamford Bridge. The Torres-Drogba saga was revived in this match. Manager Andre Villas-Boas started both forwards up front. AVB settled on an attacking diamond formation, with John Obi Mikel set back […]

The EPLtalk Beginner's Guide to Tactics

Following on from the Gaffer’s suggestion for articles to use as resources one of the key elements of a Football match are the Tactics each team employs. Unfortunately for converts the terminology can be impenetrable – 4-4-2 & 4-3-3 are just random numbers and with two teams lining up it […]

USMNT: Moving On To Algeria

With the news that controversial match official Koman Coulibaly has received a rating of “poor” after his expedited evaluation following his shocking display in the now infamous United States – Slovenia draw and is likely to be relieved of his World Cup duties on Monday it’s time we shift our […]

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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Mario Mandzukic admits being too emotional but considers his aggression an asset

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic considers his aggression an asset and says he has no hard feelings towards Real Madrid defenders Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos after being involved with incidents with both players earlier this week. Mandzukic rarely speaks to the media, but elected to give an interview to […]

Mark Hughes Era At Stoke City Is Taking Shape

After the hope and excitement last Spring among Stoke City supporters that a quality manager would be hired to take the Potters to the next level, a feeling of being underwhelmed swept through supporters when the news was announced that Mark Hughes would be the club’s 38th manager. After the sad […]

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