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Tactics Truck: O’Neill Persists With Diamond Formation That Sparked Ireland’s Dramatic Reversal In Fortunes

One year and three days ago, the Republic of Ireland lost away to Scotland by a single goal. The nation’s chances of even securing a playoff looked remote at best. Last night, it won that playoff, comfortably besting a much-fancied Bosnia-Herzigovina side to qualify for Euro 2016. That night in Glasgow, manager Martin O’Neill matched his counterpart Gordon Strachan’s 4-4-1-1 formation. The hosts’s …

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Tactics Truck: Ireland Withstand Barrage On Left-Flank To Take The Edge

Mehmed Bazdarevic, manager of Bosnia-Herzegovina, had clearly done his homework. Recordings of Ireland’s recent visit to Warsaw would have revealed a very fragile Irish left-flank, that crumbled in the face of Polish probing to deny Ireland automatic passage to next summer’s European Championship finals in France. On Friday night, the personnel comprising that Irish left-side may have been completely different, but the …

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