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Summarising Holland in the Group Stage: Part 1 – Holland vs. Spain

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Part 1: Holland vs Spain: The importance of Holland’s zonal man marking scheme

Holland’s 5-3-2/3-5-2 system against Spain worked a treat and to everyone’s surprise, was so devastating it resulted in a 5-1 scoreline! The Dutch could have scored more as they continued to slice through the Spanish defence. But what were some key aspects in Holland’s victory over Spain? I’m going to look at one which, in my opinion, was the bedrock of where the game was won and lost for Spain: Holland’s zonal man marking. Read the full story


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David Moyes: The Tactician

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In our last piece on Moyes, we covered his playing career and how those same characteristics as a player carried through to his managerial days. We also highlighted a slight distinction between Sir Alex’s and David Moyes’ positions as players (striker and centre half respectively) which from a tactical point of view, may suggest Moyes has a different view for how Manchester United will set up in the future. Read the full story


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Week in Review: Manchester United’s Tactics Home and Abroad

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buying viagra ukt” align=”center”>This is part one of a two-part series of a tactical breakdown of Manchester United’s displays this week and potential conclusions to be taken from these performances.

After Manchester United’s defeat to Norwich, questions about our team selections and tactics have been raised again. Is there any coincidence with United’s poor play and our general shape and midfield pairings? Let’s explore.

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