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Guest Article -The Revival of The Libero

March 7, 2011


This article was written by Jude Ellery – Editor of When Chelsea paid Benfica €25 million for their defender, David Luiz, it was a signal of intent. Worried about teams learning how to ‘park the bus’ at Stamford Bridge and escape with a point, Carlo Ancelotti forked out for a player who has […]

External Article – The Increased Value of Versatile Defenders

March 5, 2011


I wrote an article about the increased value of versatile defenders in the Premiership. You can read it on Football Farrago

Makelele no longer playing the “Makelele Role”

March 5, 2011


In his prime, Claude Makelele was so good that he got a position named after him. He was not the first ever holding midfielder but he did show the value of such a player in the Premiership which had been dominated by the straight line thinking of the 4-4-2. The concept of a holding midfielder […]

Guest Article – Gael Clichy’s Defensive Shortcomings

March 2, 2011


This article was wriiten by Jude Ellery, the editor of Football Farrago Arsenal’s current defensive problems lie not with their centre backs but with their left back, Gael Clichy. This is an opinion held by many Arsenal fans, including Arsenal Insider’s Josh Benson in his piece, ‘A Look at Gael Clichy’. Johan Djourou has been […]