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4 November 2014
Tim Palmer teases out the pros and cons of zonal v man-marking and the impact on the A-League.
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28 October 2014
In their past two matches Melbourne City have trailed at the 70-minute mark and, in both instances against the Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory, coach John Van ’t Schip has had the same response.
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13 October 2014
Often, the most fascinating tactical battles aren’t the clear clashes of style, because when two opponents have different approaches to the game the overall pattern is predictable.
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8 August 2014
The surprise resignation of Antonio Conte, and subsequent appointment of Max Allegri, has complicated matters. Sunday's friendly between Juventus and the A-League All-Stars, however, remains a fine opportunity to witness a genuinely elite team at close quarters and, perhaps, observe in the flesh a tactical trend that could be a crucial feature of the upcoming A-League season.
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26 June 2014
If Australia's Group of Death at the World Cup was a footballing lesson, then they already had a thorough understanding of the final part of the curriculum. Spain's identity, after all, has become as well-known as their success, centred on an almost abhorrent obsession with possession.
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21 June 2014
The Socceroos 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands demonstrated an underrated aspect of Ange Postecoglou's coaching.
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8 June 2014
Despite being a regular Socceroo since the 2011 Asian Cup, and now captain of both Crystal Palace and the Socceroos, Jedinak remains somewhat under the radar - appreciated, but not idolised.
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28 May 2014
Ironically, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou, appointed primarily for his positive, possession-based football, will have to focus on defence at the World Cup.
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5 May 2014
The defining feature of Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers this season has been their consistency - both in results, performance and crucially, style.
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1 May 2014
Sunday's A-League grand final between Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers is first v second, the competition's two most consistent sides, and fittingly, a clash of contrasting styles.

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