Posts Tagged ‘ inverted wingers ’

Atletico 2-1 Fulham: Forlan finishes leave Fulham forlorn

May 12, 2010
Atletico 2-1 Fulham: Forlan finishes leave Fulham forlorn

This is the kind of game where the losing side will be described as ‘brave’ in the headlines, but tonight, maybe Fulham were not brave enough. The game was decided by a scrappy late goal, and Fulham will feel unfortunate to have lost – but the reality is that Atletico were the better side,...
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Fulham v Atletico Madrid: tactical preview

May 12, 2010
Fulham v Atletico Madrid: tactical preview

The tactical craze of the 2009/10 season has been deploying inverted wingers (that is, the opposite side to which their strongest foot would generally dictate), so it’s fitting that we have a European final that showcases two sides who take this approach to wing play.
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Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham: Spurs deservedly into the Champions League

May 5, 2010
Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham: Spurs deservedly into the Champions League

Tottenham emerged victorious from this Champions League playoff, primarily because they created more clear-cut chances. Peter Crouch’s winner was slightly fortunate, but it was no more than Spurs deserved.
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Fulham 2-1 Hamburg: technical quality shines through

April 30, 2010
Fulham 2-1 Hamburg: technical quality shines through

A game literally ten times more enjoyable than the first leg, and probably a deserved result. Fulham, unbelievably, are in a European final, whilst Hamburg’s first game under their new manager resulted in a more spirited performance, but one that was no more cohesive.
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Man City 0-1 Man Utd: Paul Scholes – he scores goals

April 17, 2010
Man City 0-1 Man Utd: Paul Scholes – he scores goals

They say that football is great because it is so unpredictable, but there’s little in football more predictable than a stoppage time Manchester United winner in a title run-in. It wouldn’t be a Premiership season without one.
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