Past features

Past features

Athletic Bilbao’s movement v Sporting

April 26, 2012
Athletic Bilbao’s movement v Sporting

Athletic Bilbao are through to the Europa League final after a 3-1 second leg victory over Sporting Lisbon at the San Mames.
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How the 2000s changed tactics #1: The fall and rise of the passing midfielder

April 24, 2012
How the 2000s changed tactics #1: The fall and rise of the passing midfielder

This article was originally written two years ago, but in the wake of Pep Guardiola’s departure from Barcelona, it seems appropriate to re-publish.
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Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clasico tactical preview

April 21, 2012
Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clasico tactical preview

Neither side would have wanted this game to be sandwiched between two European Cup semi-finals – especially since both find themselves one goal down in their respective ties. Usually these sides have had a full week to prepare for the Clasico, or at least the opportunity to rest players ahead of it. This time, the...
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Chelsea’s change in defensive system under Roberto Di Matteo

April 16, 2012
Chelsea’s change in defensive system under Roberto Di Matteo

The major change at Chelsea under Roberto Di Matteo has been the difference in the wide positions, stemming from a combination of the change of style, and the change of formation.
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ZM elsewhere: March – April

April 11, 2012
ZM elsewhere: March – April

Articles on other sites:
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