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Yaya Toure – Total Footballer

January 21, 2011

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Before moving to Manchester City, Yaya Toure was known to the world as a holding midfielder, the defensive base of Barcelona’s world class midfield. Under Roberto Mancini at City, he has been used in a more attacking role but still provides steel in their midfield. Toure has now shown the world that he is a […]

The Education of Rafael

January 21, 2011

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Rafael is the 20 year old Brazilian right back who plays for Manchetser United. When he came to the club he was a typical Brazilian wingback in that his attacking game was much better than his defending but his game is becoming more balanced now.He has been at the club for more than two years […]

I am back

January 21, 2011

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Hello everyone. I am feeling much better and can actually use my laptop without feeling like death. I will be away this weekend but I will upload some articles before I leave. Thank you to all the well wishers and readers. I really appreciate it and glad to see that there is still interest. Updates […]

The “False Nine” and The Centerback’s Dilema.

January 20, 2011

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The False Nine tactic is not widely used but the teams that are using it this season have been giving opposing centerbacks headaches. Two teams clearly using this tactic are Barcelona and Manchester City, which suggests that the false nine has to be an exceptional attacking player for the tactic to succeed. The false nine […]