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Penalty box precision – Allardyce thwarts Pellegrini

Penalty box precision – Allardyce thwarts Pellegrini Penalty box precision – Allardyce thwarts Pellegrini The title race certainly took an interesting turn this weekend. Not only did Manchester United manage to prevent Chelsea leaving with all three points with a last-gasp equaliser, on Saturday the Hammers took their chances to deservedly win 2-1 at home, […]

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Mauricio Pochettino

Prior to arriving in the Barclays Premier League, fans in the UK might have best known Mauricio Pochettino as the man who conceded the crucial penalty that meant England triumphed over Argentina at the 2002 World Cup.

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Malky Mackay shows you how to score more goals

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay points to Rudy Gestede’s injury time equaliser against Leicester City on March 12th as one of the key moments in his side’s title-winning season. Cardiff went on to win the league by eight points and secure Premier League football for the first time. That goal from Gestede was particularly pleasing for […]

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Wembley showdown for Mancini and Martinez

Manchester City and Wigan Athletic go head-to-head in tomorrow’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

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Discover the key to Crewe’s Wembley glory

Steve Davis’s Crewe Alexandra celebrated winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Sunday after a 2-0 win over Southend United.

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How to beat Barcelona

On 7 November 2012, Celtic set a new Champions League record – their victory over Barcelona was achieved despite having just 16.36% of the possession. That’s the lowest amount ever for the winning side in a Champions League game. The victory was made possible by Celtic’s set-up which allowed them to soak up pressure and […]

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The possession game: How Spurs have gone 10 unbeaten

André Villas-Boas’s Tottenham Hotspur made it 10 games unbeaten in the Premier League on Saturday by defeating Newcastle United 2-1 at White Hart Lane. It was also the 10th consecutive Premier League encounter in which Spurs have enjoyed more possession than their opponents – possession of the ball is core to the Villas-Boas philosophy. Throughout […]

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How QPR trained to beat the Champions League Winners

When the Premier League’s bottom side QPR travelled to European Champions Chelsea on 2 January, no one gave them much hope of doing any more than trying to keep the score down.There was perhaps one exception – new manager Harry Redknapp, a master of getting the best out of his teams.He had analysed the Chelsea […]

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Hard work pays off for Thelwell

Kevin Thelwell has been put in temporary charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers – a great reward for a man who started his coaching career younger than most.

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David Moyes’s coaching method can improve your team

David Moyes divides his training space up into grids and channels to work with his players. This method gives players a complete understanding of their role within the team structure. Getting the most from his Everton team as a collective unit enables them to perform strongly against sides with more spending power in the transfer market. Splitting training […]

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