Posts Tagged ‘ pressing ’

Young Boys 3-2 Tottenham: Spurs fortunate to avoid a thrashing

August 18, 2010
Young Boys 3-2 Tottenham: Spurs fortunate to avoid a thrashing

A wonderful match – Tottenham looked like being given the thrashing of their life after half an hour, but recovered to take home a decent result, considering the two away goals.
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The final analysis, part one: the basic shapes, and pressing

July 13, 2010
The final analysis, part one: the basic shapes, and pressing

Here is Holland’s basic shape when they have the ball with their goalkeeper, Maarten Stekelenburg. This shows their defence (red), their holding midfielders (yellow), the attacking band of three (green) and the striker (blue).
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Holland v Spain: two teams rooted in similar history

July 10, 2010
Holland v Spain: two teams rooted in similar history

This is a tremendously intriguing final for a variety of reasons.
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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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