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Six to watch: the fringe players

June 11, 2010
Six to watch: the fringe players

Often players who weren’t considered part of the starting XI at the beginning of a tournament emerge to play a leading role by the knockout stages. Here’s six who hope to do that:
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Six to watch: the key players

June 11, 2010
Six to watch: the key players

Everyone knows that Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney are the star men for their sides – here are six more relatively unsung heroes that could be crucial for their respective teams.
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Zonal Marking’s 20 teams of the decade – in full

March 28, 2010
Zonal Marking’s 20 teams of the decade – in full

After twenty trips down memory lane, this series has finally come to an end. Below are the twenty sides chosen, in descending order, to represent the 2000s in tactical terms. Choosing the sides was a difficult task. The intention was not to choose the twenty ‘best’ sides, but to choose twenty sides who were somehow...
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The top ten most strongly-contested World Cup positions

March 5, 2010
The top ten most strongly-contested World Cup positions

Some international selection dilemmas are a case of “Who is the least bad?”. Others are a little more positive, and often result in top-class players being left out of squads. Here is a list of ten¬†positions¬†featuring tremendous¬†competition ahead of the World Cup. (Leighton Baines v Stephen Warnock missed the cut.)
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