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The value of Gareth Barry.

May 26, 2010


There has been a lot of talk about who Gareth Barry’s replacement should be if he cannot recover from his injury. Capello is even willing to give him all the time he needs to recover, indicating that he is a key player for England. I thought I would write an article about why Barry is […]

How Inter Neutralized Robben

May 26, 2010


Like in most of their Champions League games this season, Bayern’s strategy was to get the ball to Robben so he could create havoc. Robben Loves to Cut in onto his left foot and is almost impossible to deal with one on one. Knowing this, Inter let Robben receive the ball in deep areas instead […]


May 26, 2010


Welcome to the Defensive Minded blog. This will be a  football blog celebrating defenders and the under-appreciated art of defending.  I will focus only on defending in all my analysis, trying to help the guys ho do the ugly jobs get more credit. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to comment.