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Case Study: Sampdoria 0-0 Juventus 23/1/2011

January 23, 2011
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Case Study: Sampdoria 0-0 Juventus 23/1/2011

Both clubs went into the game on the back of a poor month, with Sampdoria probably the favourites, having lost just once at home this season, while Juventus haven’t won away since December 5th and are struggling with a lengthy injury list. Domenico Di Carlo set up Sampdoria in a pretty standard 4-4-2, while...

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Catenaccio Revisited: Herrera’s Inter

October 19, 2010
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Catenaccio Revisited: Herrera’s Inter

You can’t help but feel sorry for Inter. For one of the biggest clubs in Italy, they aren’t all that great. What other club could make the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Roberto Baggio and Andrea Pirlo look rubbish? And when they are great, they do it in such a way as to make them...

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Case Study: AC Milan 1-1 Catania 18/9/2010

September 18, 2010
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Case Study: AC Milan 1-1 Catania 18/9/2010

After Milan’s defeat at the hands of Cesena, the reality of the task ahead of Massimiliano Allegri became clearer. In all the hype over the signings of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho, there were lingering questions over how Allegri was going to fit all of the “Fantastic Four” into his starting team that became more...

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Case Study: Bologna 0-0 Internazionale 30/8/2010

September 8, 2010
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Case Study: Bologna 0-0 Internazionale 30/8/2010

Rafa Benitez is perhaps fortunate that Jose Mourinho had a stuttering start to his stint at Real Madrid, otherwise he could have had to avoid a great deal of mud flung from the Spanish capital. And for good reason: Inter weren’t impressive – but then neither where they all that bad. It appeared it...

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