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Euro 2012 previews: general themes

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 previews: general themes

Team-by-team previews are on their way later today. But, to save repetition in many articles, here are some general themes based upon recent international tournaments: 1. For underdogs, being defensive and organised, then playing on the break is the best bet Fans of outsiders in this competition have often complained that they’re not passing the ball...
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Why don’t more sides score goals like this?

December 15, 2010
Why don’t more sides score goals like this?

The modern offside law continues to frustrate defenders and pundits alike, but the men who should benefit from it – strikers – have not exploited it to its full potential.
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A bad day for Nicklas Bendtner

March 7, 2010

Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner has been in good form recently, scoring in his previous two Arsenal games, at home to Sunderland and away at Burnley. He also netted in Denmark’s loss to Austria in midweek, taking him onto 11 international goals at the age of just 22.
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How the 2000s changed tactics #6: The death of the ‘poacher’

February 21, 2010
How the 2000s changed tactics #6: The death of the ‘poacher’

If you could travel back to the mid 90s and ask 100 football fans who the best finisher in the Premiership was, you’d find a majority telling you the answer was Robbie Fowler. He wasn’t tall, he wasn’t fast, he wasn’t strong and he wasn’t mobile, but if you gave him the ball, he...
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The woes of Michael Owen detailed

January 23, 2010

When will we get to the point where no-one will bother questioning Michael Owen’s omission from the England squad? For many, that point has long passed, although certain media pundits insist that Owen deserves his place in Capello’s 23. The reason Owen deserves to be considered, apparently, is that he is England’s best ‘natural born...
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