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Match Analysis

You’ll find all match analysis and reports here. From the erotic flamenco dancing of Spanish football to the lederhosen, wurst-chomping Bundesliga, right to the sinew-snapping, shinpad-smashing, ‘get in their fookin’ faces’ Premier League reports will be.

The difference between two derbies – illustrating the change from Benitez to Hodgson.
Through the lens of two derbies – one won by Liverpool the other won by Everton – I explain the differences in both Benitez’s and Hodgson’s tactical systems.

Loïc Rémy saves Blanc’s Blushes
An entertaining match where posts were hit, flags were flown and boos were emitted. Loic Remy managed to save Laurent Blanc from a double-dip depression and his introduction to the game was key.

Sunday School dunce Joe Cole taught a lesson by ‘Le Professeur’s’ pet Samir Nasri
Following Liverpool’s opening fixture draw against Arsenal, I examine Joe Cole’s performance against Samir Nasri. I also use harsh words to question his intelligence. Added fun: difference between Rafael Benitez’s strategy against Arsenal compared with Roy Hodgson’s.

Hodgson’s men struggled through no fault of their own
Roy Hodgson organises an inevitable loss, here’s how he did it. Also contains Arrigo Sacchi quotes on Steven Gerrard and the significance of switching play

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