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Sensible Transfers: Tottenham Hotspur

Sensible Transfers: Tottenham Hotspur

Welcome to Sensible Transfers; a video series in which we make transfer suggestions that suit the style of the club we’re discussing. If you’re unfamiliar with the rules or methodology, you can watch our Sensible Transfers Rules video…

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Dani Alves: The Full-Back we’d Never Known Before

Dani Alves: The Full-Back we’d Never Known Before

If I had the chance to befriend any professional footballer, then it would be Dani Alves. Hands down. That might sound like an odd desire to have, or even a weird choice to make, but there it is….

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Lucas Paqueta at Flamengo | Tactical Profile

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This season Flamengo, under the guidance of former assistant manager turned head coach Mauricio Barbieri, are playing an attractive style of football, central to which is young prospect Lucas Paqueta. Despite only making his debut in March 2016,…

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Tactics Explained | Why Did Man City Spend So Much On Fullbacks?

Tactics Explained | Why Did Man City Spend So Much On Fullbacks?

Manchester City spent a lot of money on full-backs this summer. By bringing in Danilo, Benjamin Mendy, and Kyle Walker, Pep Guardiola strengthened an area that Manchester City were weak in and secured players that are key to…

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What is a Regista?

What is a Regista?

The Regista is a deep-lying playmaker, one of the two creative rolls named by the theoreticians of Italian football The other, the trequartista, plays in the hole behind the strikers but the Regista is an equally important position…

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Premier League Signings of the Decade

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In celebration of the sporting decade coming to a close, writers from The Athletic have been picked their highlights of the 2010s. Here, Adam Crafton assembles a team comprised of the best Premier League signings in each position…

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Leicester City’s Defence: Tactics Explained

Leicester City’s Defence: Tactics Explained

Leicester City are genuine title contenders after sixteen games played and while their exciting attacking play has caught the eye, their defensive solidity is perhaps even more significant. Brendan Rodgers may have arrived with a reputation as a…

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Football Bubble: The Crash of ITV Digital

Football Bubble: The Crash of ITV Digital

Live televised football in Britain was introduced tentatively. The FA Cup final had been broadcast live since 1953, but leagues games only began to be broadcast regularly in the 1983-84 seasons, with experimental transmissions on ITV the occasional…

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The Football Manager Hunted by the Stasi

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Jorg Berger had not been allowed to accompany the GDR Under-21s team he was coaching to a game in the West since December 1976. That month, the authorities had found out he was about to divorce his wife,…

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Would Nicolas Pépé fit at Arsenal?

Would Nicolas Pépé fit at Arsenal?

Lille have emerged as one of the most exciting teams in Ligue 1 this season. Not only have they secured second place behind the indomitable PSG and guaranteed Champions League football for next season, but they have done…

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