Dion Dublin: Holding the ball up

Shrug off your marker and bring your team-mates into the game, says the former Aston Villa ace Dion Dublin

Former Premier League hotshot Dion Dublin made a career out of playing as a powerful target man.

After spending much of his career beating up on the Premier League's meanest defences, Dublin has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to strikers across the land.

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Here, he discloses the tricks of the trade he used to hold off his adversaries and maintain possession for his team.

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Also see:
How to play as a target man: A 5 point plan
Dion Dublin: Score one-on-ones
Dion Dublin: Score from crosses
Dion Dublin: Defending from the front
Ten-minute targetman workout
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Playing as a target man: the essentials
Graham Taylor: playing the long ball
Don Goodman: Play off a target man
Micah Ricards: Pick out the target man

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