Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hunting in pairs: Vialli and Mancini, Sampdoria.

Tweet So, I said I was going to look at some classic front two partnerships. This is the first one. Drink in the nostalgia. Gianluca Vialli was expected to be the main goal threat for Italy at the 1990 World … Continue reading

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The difficult issue of Troy Deeney’s return

Tweet This post first appeared on When Saturday Comes During the recent school half-term Watford held an open day at Vicarage Road. Local children were able to watch the team train, meet some players and take part in penalty shootouts. … Continue reading

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An obsolete football cliché: The best strikers hunt in pairs

Tweet Something extraordinary happened on Saturday. Something that many of us thought we’d never see. Andre Vilas Boas – one of football’s great modernisers – elected to field a Spurs team that would line up against Arsenal in a 4-4-2 … Continue reading

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It’s time for standing to return

Tweet If you’ve recently watched a professional football match anywhere in England, the chances are you’ll hear the away fans mocking the passive support of the locals at some point during the game. It’s a standard refrain, the irony being … Continue reading

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