Football tactics

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Klopp, Tuchel, Rangnick and the Premier League’s Germanification | Andy Brassell
The Bundesliga has left its mark on a clutch of coaches at England’s most successful clubs – including Pep Guardiola

Andy Brassell

04, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ronaldo is the biggest problem for Manchester United’s next manager | Jonathan Wilson
Forward is seemingly impossible to fit into a modern system and his signing symbolises a flaw holding back the club

Jonathan Wilson

21, Nov, 2021 @12:28 PM

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Of all England’s bright young things, the multi-role Phil Foden stands out | Jonathan Wilson
Thanks to Pep Guardiola’s guidance, the technically gifted and tactically smart City tyro is now running games from all angles

Jonathan Wilson

20, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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England at the World Cup: what can we expect from Southgate’s team?
The manager appears to have settled on a 3-4-3 setup but he needs back-up for the two Harrys – Maguire and Kane

David Hytner, Barney Ronay, Jacob Steinberg, Jonathan Wilson and Jonathan Liew

17, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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World Cup run-in starts now – and Southgate has shifted to a back three
England’s tactical switch against Albania feels significant and the flexible formation fits the players, especially the full-backs

Jonathan Wilson

13, Nov, 2021 @1:13 PM

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Manchester United have regressed and derby defeat was painfully predictable | Jonathan Wilson
Key players are out of form or on the bench and Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s tactical setup feels more hopeful than thought out

Jonathan Wilson

07, Nov, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Solskjær cannot continue to survive on goodwill and fond memories | Jonathan Wilson
Not for the first time this season, Manchester United’s tactical shortcomings were ruthlessly exposed by Leicester

Jonathan Wilson at the King Power Stadium

16, Oct, 2021 @5:46 PM

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A striker isn’t everything, but might solve Pep Guardiola’s all-or-nothing problem | Jonathan Wilson
Score early and Manchester City can be devastating – but they often lose heart if their rivals strike first

Jonathan Wilson

02, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Jimmy Greaves redefined perception of what a centre-forward should be | Jonathan Wilson
Like Brian Clough, Greaves was very different from the classic English No 9 and together they changed the game’s tactics

Jonathan Wilson

19, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Tactical corkscrew turns as Tuchel’s Chelsea keep Liverpool at bay | Jonathan Wilson
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea team can keep dangerous opponents at arm’s length, an unusual asset in the modern era

Jonathan Wilson

29, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Arsenal appear a club lacking in every department in capitulation to Chelsea | Jonathan Liew
Mikel Arteta’s side made basic errors in a predictable 2-0 defeat but it is the culture behind the scenes that is the real concern

Jonathan Liew at the Emirates Stadium

22, Aug, 2021 @7:29 PM

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Manchester City are the team to beat again, but how can they be stopped? | Jonathan Wilson
Pep Guardiola’s side won the title at a canter last season despite a poor start and are aiming for a fourth Premier League crown in five years unless anybody can stop them

Jonathan Wilson

07, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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