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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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Do we need to go into the January transfer market?


After witnessing Manchester United defeat against Blackburn Rovers for our New Year’s Eve match, I would touch on another significant matter to the football world, the opening of the transfer window. I have heard a lot of United fans voice out in blogs, newspapers and talk shows on the need for United to sign someone in January and I have been asked on my view on this topic a few times. My opinion on this matter is that I don’t believe Sir Alex Ferguson will sign anyone in January. If he does, I will be genuinely surprised now whether the surprise, is positive or negative, only time will tell. Read the full story

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Dwight Yorke can see Big Ears back at United


Manchester United’s treble winning former striker Dwight Yorke says Barcelona could struggle to deal with Chicharito and Wayne Rooney. The former Red Devil feels that Sir Alex Ferguson will have briefed his players on the threat of Lionel Messi and insists that the Premier League champions can win at Wembley. Yorke believes that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side can beat Barcelona in the Champions League Final but admits that the La Liga winners will start as favourites.

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