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Tactics Truck: Van Gaal Risk Aversion Translates To Another Inglorious Stalemate

Manchester United’s last Champions League outing – a 1-0 home victory against CSKA Moscow – can now be safely filed away in the false dawn folder. That night, as crowd unrest began to build off the back of three consecutive scoreless draws, Louis Van Gaal’s side turned in an anomalous performance.Full-backs were encouraged to overlap and attackers were encouraged to attempt dribbles. The …

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Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho: A True Ten at Last

Fresh from signing a new five-year contract, Philippe Coutinho’s injury time winner for Liverpool at Bolton felt big. It felt like a defining moment in his Liverpool career.   It may seem foolish to say – a rare goal to knock the second tier’s 14th-best side out of the FA Cup at the second attempt is rather less significant than, …

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Liverpool: Another Lucas Renaissance

Here David Kennedy analyses the importance of Reds midfielder Lucas to Brendan Rodgers’ improving Liverpool side.   Early season optimism was building and building as Liverpool supporters longed for their beloved Crazy Reds to return to competitive action after a long summer break. Even without Luis Suárez, intrigue and anticipation awaited Brendan Rodgers side’s return to Premier League action at …

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