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I am back

January 21, 2011


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


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 […]

Blog Hiatus

December 30, 2010


Hello readers. I am currently struggling with illness and have not been able to post on the blog. Hopefully I will be back to normal soon.   sorry for the silent treatment.

New Email and other stuff

October 19, 2010


Hello readers. Google has disabled my email account for unknown reasons so I have created a new email for the blog I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and please resend any emails to the new address. There haven’t been any new posts because I lost my laptop but I have a new […]


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.