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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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Inter v Bayern: passing statistics

May 22, 2010
Inter v Bayern: passing statistics

The passing statistics after a Champions League game always make for interesting reading, particularly when Barcelona thrash a team, and we can point to the passing graphs and claim they sum up how much better Barcelona were, and how they won by passing the opposition off the pitch.
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Inter v Barcelona: passing statistics

April 20, 2010
Inter v Barcelona: passing statistics

Even taking into account the fact that it’s Barcelona we’re dealing with, these passing statistics really are quite incredible.
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