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The tall tale of Peter Crouch’s aerial abilities

October 15, 2010
The tall tale of Peter Crouch’s aerial abilities

Peter Crouch is a strange footballer in many ways.
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Will a defensive-minded World Cup mean a defensive-minded Premier League season?

August 13, 2010
Will a defensive-minded World Cup mean a defensive-minded Premier League season?

ZM was planning to publish an extended article about how the defensiveness of the World Cup could result in a more defensive Premiership season.
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What does a central midfielder do in 2010?

July 30, 2010
What does a central midfielder do in 2010?

It’s this year’s must-have for any side looking to finish near the top of the Premier League: a player who prompts the question, ‘What does he do?’
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The key to World Cup success? Clean sheets

July 1, 2010
The key to World Cup success? Clean sheets

In knock-out competitions, a focus on ‘not losing’ often seems to take precedence over ‘winning’. It is therefore little surprise that recent champions have boasted good defensive records in the final few games of their victorious tournaments.
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The World Cup of 1-0s…

June 26, 2010
The World Cup of 1-0s…

It’s been a defensive-minded World Cup so far. At the end of the group stage, the most common number of goals per game has been…one.
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