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France 1-1 England: France dominate possession but creativity stifled by England sitting deep

June 11, 2012
France 1-1 England: France dominate possession but creativity stifled by England sitting deep

A match with little invention, played at a very slow pace. Laurent Blanc chose his expected side in a 4-3-3, with Florent Malouda shuttling forward from the midfield. Roy Hodgson’s side contained one surprise name – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who started on the left. James Milner started on the other flank, and Danny Welbeck got the nod...
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Ferguson’s flexible front four hints at a return to the fluidity of 2008

August 7, 2011
Ferguson’s flexible front four hints at a return to the fluidity of 2008

Community Shield matches can often be rather mundane – this year’s was a cracker, with Manchester United coming back from 2-0 down at half time to defeat Manchester City 3-2.
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More questions than answers for Capello after Switzerland draw

June 5, 2011
More questions than answers for Capello after Switzerland draw

Two poor goals conceded and then a decent fightback, but it’s hard to draw many positive conclusions from England’s 2-2 draw with Switzerland.
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Posted in Internationals | 117 Comments »

Introducing…the central winger?

December 3, 2010
Introducing…the central winger?

A clear contradiction in terms, but it’s not as ludicrous as it might seem.
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Posted in General Articles | 95 Comments »

Aston Villa 2-2 Manchester United: Villa move into commanding position but United hit back

November 13, 2010
Aston Villa 2-2 Manchester United: Villa move into commanding position but United hit back

A poor first half followed by an entertaining second half, and a characteristically improbable comeback from United.
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Posted in England | 33 Comments »