Posts Tagged ‘ centre-half ’

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona: Busquets takes ‘modern centre-half’ role a little further

September 20, 2010
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona: Busquets takes ‘modern centre-half’ role a little further

Barcelona claim a narrow victory in a fixture they’ve found difficult in recent years – but Lionel Messi was injured late on.
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Everton 3-3 Manchester United: Amazing stoppage time comeback

September 11, 2010
Everton 3-3 Manchester United: Amazing stoppage time comeback

Manchester United concede two goals in stoppage time for the first time in Premier League history and throw away what seemed a certain win.
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The final analysis, part three: brilliant Busquets

July 16, 2010
The final analysis, part three: brilliant Busquets

As is customary after a Spain or Barcelona success, the performance of Sergio Busquets (two La Ligas, a Champions League and a World Cup after two seasons of professional football) has largely been ignored.
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Portugal’s players are good enough, is the coach?

May 31, 2010
Portugal’s players are good enough, is the coach?

In theory, Portugal playing Cape Verde just before the World Cup was a decent idea. They’ve struggled to score throughout the past two years, so how about a morale-boosting thrashing of a former colony to get the goals flowing?
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Is the sweeper set for a return to prominence?

April 22, 2010
Is the sweeper set for a return to prominence?

Jonathan Wilson recently wrote in his excellent ‘The Question’ series about the possibility of the return of the sweeper to football. The sweeper prospered as the ’spare man’ in a three-man central defence up against a two-man attack, so now we have two-man central defences up against one-man attacks, should one centre-back not become...
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