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Sun Tzu’s coaching course

September 4, 2011
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Sun Tzu’s coaching course

The link between war and football can often be tenuous. The fixation with needing a strong general to lead his men into battle has created debates over the England captaincy, a role that doesn’t really matter. Tenuous does not equal non-existent, however. In fact, a quick read of Sun Tzu’s Art of War (the...

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5 more “great” own goals

September 3, 2011
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5 more “great” own goals

Due to popular demand, we return with another five. Sorry to those involved.

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7 most interesting transfers of deadline day

September 1, 2011
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7 most interesting transfers of deadline day

Happy Jim White boxing day everybody. All in all, it was a fairly interesting day of transfers, so he’s a selection of some of the most intriguing. Let me first ask you to read the title again though; these are what I consider to be the most interesting transfers, not the best deals. Raul...

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Two good causes

August 22, 2011
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Two good causes

Over the last couple of days, I have been plugging away two links on a variety of social media. I have just realised, however, that those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter or like Holding Midfield on Facebook are impervious to my plugging, hence this shameless post. The first link is the...

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5 “great” own goals

August 20, 2011
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5 “great” own goals

Ignasi Miquel and Aaron Ramsey's mix-up inspires us.

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5 great counter-attacks

August 14, 2011
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5 great counter-attacks

Patient build-up play can be negated by long balls and running really fast.

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5 great headers

August 8, 2011
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5 great headers

You can use more than just your feet, you know.

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Moneyball in football

August 5, 2011
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Moneyball in football

Upon the arrival of John W Henry and his merry band of stat-men from Fenway Sports Group at Liverpool, the media scrambled to find out what they could about him. FSG also ran the Boston Red Sox, a team that had endured an 86-year title drought, a touch longer than Liverpool’s, until they won...

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Survival of the Fittest (or the ones who field kids)

June 5, 2011
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Survival of the Fittest (or the ones who field kids)

There’s a problem that English clubs and the FA are facing at the moment, and that is how to retain a balance between heritage and quality. After all, a football club’s sole concern is to remain competitive, to grow and to develop. This will keep the fans happy, the sponsors happy and in turn...

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The future of streaming

May 17, 2011
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The future of streaming

Sponsored post.

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