Archive | October, 2013

4-4-2 is becoming trendy again

…When Barcelona were Europe’s dominant force between 2009 and 2011, for example, it was extremely difficult to tell whether strategy would move in the first respect (further evolution) or the second respect (a shift toward an opposing style of play). In the end, Bayern’s success last year probably represented a hybrid of the two: They […]

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Fantasy Football – Gameweek 7

It’s a little late but hey better late than never. The best picks from around the web for Gameweek 7! FPL Hints captained Ozil and then Barkley over the last 2 weeks – both of whom have been a hit. So this week they go for Suarez – I say get on the bandwagon!! They […]

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How Bosman’s lawyer is plotting another football revolution

Bespectacled, business-like and Belgian, Jean-Louis Dupont does not look like a revolutionary. But then if revolutionaries looked too obvious, we would see them coming. There is little danger of Dupont sneaking up on anybody now, though. He is the man who took on European football’s bosses as an inexperienced lawyer and claimed a landmark victory […]

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Time to appreciate the Kolarovs of soccer

Let’s talk about Aleksandar Kolarov. Not enough people talk about Aleksandar Kolarov, which is a shame, because he’s a fascinating individual with many varied interests, including botany and Agatha Christie novels. How would you describe Kolarov? Would you suggest that he is a fine footballer, owner of 43 caps for Serbia, possessor of a fierce […]

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6 weeks in….

United look scared Its not just the results that have gone against United; its their either attitude which will worry most United fans. I have never seen a United team actually look this hesitant and scared. With all due respect to WBA; who outplayed United at Old Trafford the result should have been a straight […]

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Barcelona – Champions League’s most successful team

Barcelona are the most successful club in the modern era of the Champions League, according to a Goal study. The world’s biggest football website collated the yearly records of every club ever to qualify for the European Cup under its new banner since 1992 and found that the Catalan outfit pip AC Milan to the […]

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United’s fear factor has disappeared under Moyes

Kevin Keen ummed and ahhed and avoided the question. This was way above the pay grade of a West Bromwich Albion assistant manager. He knew the answer, and the answer was yes, but there was no way he could say that. It would be presumptuous, and arrogant, and worse, it might come back to haunt […]

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