Posts Tagged ‘ bielsa ’

Bielsa set to thrive in Bilbao

August 8, 2011
Bielsa set to thrive in Bilbao

It has been 13 years since Marcelo Bielsa has managed a club side.
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Top ten managers of the World Cup

July 20, 2010
Top ten managers of the World Cup

Sometimes in-depth tactical analysis can overcomplicate the fairly basic job of a manager – to get the best out of his players. Here are the ten managers who did that well at this World Cup.
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Brazil 3-0 Chile: Dunga prevails over Bielsa in the tactical contest of the tournament

June 29, 2010
Brazil 3-0 Chile: Dunga prevails over Bielsa in the tactical contest of the tournament

A fascinating game of two vastly different styles – with one clear winner.
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Bielsa’s Chile the most tactically-exciting side

June 8, 2010
Bielsa’s Chile the most tactically-exciting side

Judge Chile by looking at their squad list and you might be rather underwhelmed, but many of those who saw Marcelo Bielsa’s side in action throughout qualification see them as the most intriguing prospect on offer in South Africa.
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How the 2000s changed tactics #3: The decline of the three-man defence

March 24, 2010
How the 2000s changed tactics #3: The decline of the three-man defence

It’s a shame that the three-man defence has become so unfashionable in recent years, because tactically it’s a lot more interesting and varied than a four-man defence. It essentially did the same job – with one fewer player, allowing the side to dominate the midfield with an extra man.
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