Posts Tagged ‘ henry ’

What constitutes being good in the air?

February 2, 2012
What constitutes being good in the air?

‘Good in the air’ – a stock football phrase that everyone understands.
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Barcelona 2009/10: fewer trophies, better team

May 18, 2010
Barcelona 2009/10: fewer trophies, better team

Barcelona’s 2008/09 season was the most successful in their history; the most successful in any club’s history. Surely they couldn’t have an equally good campaign this time around?
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Is Barcelona’s alternative shape really a 4-2-4?

March 19, 2010
Is Barcelona’s alternative shape really a 4-2-4?

Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side have generally played with a 4-3-3 since he took over nearly two years ago. His natural ‘plan B’ last season was to switch his striker, Samuel Eto’o, with his outside-right, Lionel Messi.┬áBarcelona aren’t able to do that this season, because Eto’o has left the club, and been replaced by Zlatan...
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Barcelona 3-0 Valencia – a Messi masterclass, but credit to Guardiola and Henry

March 14, 2010
Barcelona 3-0 Valencia – a Messi masterclass, but credit to Guardiola and Henry

A fascinating game in terms of tactics here, because Barcelona were awful in the first half. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended and Thierry Henry on the bench, the Messi-Bojan-Pedro trio looked too lightweight and one-dimensional to cause Valencia’s backline significant problems. It took a dramatic half-time change from Guardiola to turn things around.
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