Posts Tagged ‘ holding role ’

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool: Frimpong red card and Liverpool substitutions change the game

August 20, 2011
Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool: Frimpong red card and Liverpool substitutions change the game

An Aaron Ramsey own goal and Luis Suarez’s tap-in gave Liverpool their first league win of the season.
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Santos 2-1 Peñarol: greater attacking variety gives Santos the Copa Libertadores

June 25, 2011
Santos 2-1 Peñarol: greater attacking variety gives Santos the Copa Libertadores

After a goalless first leg, goals from Neymar and Danilo gave Santos their first Copa Libertadores for nearly 50 years.
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Cautious but promising full debut for Wilshere

February 9, 2011
Cautious but promising full debut for Wilshere

Before the World Cup, Fabio Capello used his friendlies to help England become more comfortable in a shape that was proving very successful in qualifiers. Since the failure in Bloemfontein, he’s used them to experiment slightly more. In the other post-South Africa non-competitive games, he’s used a 4-3-3 and then a 4-2-3-1, on both...
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How the 2000s changed tactics #5: Back to four ‘bands’ in formations

March 8, 2010
How the 2000s changed tactics #5: Back to four ‘bands’ in formations

Outfield football positions are still generally broken down into three types: defenders, midfielders and forwards. Go to any fantasy football website, or look at a UEFA squad list, and you’ll see players broken down into these three categories. Of course, this ignores the progression of football tactics in recent years, where the pitch is often...
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