Posts Tagged ‘ tackling ’

Atletico Madrid proving tackling can be a quality

January 10, 2014
Atletico Madrid proving tackling can be a quality

This weekend, Atletico Madrid host Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in the biggest game of the European season so far. The two sides are level on points, and therefore it is literally a top of the table clash – La Liga’s rules mean teams are separated by head-to-head results rather than goal difference, and...
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Gary Cahill suits Chelsea statistically & tactically

January 20, 2012
Gary Cahill suits Chelsea statistically & tactically

It is often said that when building a side, you should start with the defence, but Andre Villas-Boas seems to be doing things in reverse.
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Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal: Wenger’s heaviest defeat as Arsenal manager

August 28, 2011
Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal: Wenger’s heaviest defeat as Arsenal manager

An astonishing game ended with a resounding Manchester United victory.
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Have Bolton played ‘attractive football’ under Owen Coyle this season?

May 24, 2011
Have Bolton played ‘attractive football’ under Owen Coyle this season?

Considering Bolton and Owen Coyle received an enormous amount of praise earlier in the season, it’s slightly strange to find them down in 14th place at the end of the Premier League season.
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United’s superior tackling the main difference at Old Trafford?

March 21, 2010
United’s superior tackling the main difference at Old Trafford?

Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool this weekend was hardly a classic – it was a mundane, scrappy game producing few chances. Indeed, it is exactly the sort of victory United always achieve at this time of the season – picking up results without playing well.
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