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Talking Tactics: Are Aston Villa's woes purely down to missing key players?

Talking Tactics: Are Aston Villa’s woes purely down to missing key players?

by Sam Thompson It was clear during Aston Villa’s heavy defeat to Manchester United last weekend that the Midlands club are a side missing key players. Looking at Aston Villa’s strongest XI on paper, it is obvious that the three players in the spine of the side who have been unavailable are sorely missed. Put […]

Over-Protecting Owen: Dissecting A Popular Media Pastime

Manchester United’s overwhelming dominance of Everton in their 3-0 win at Old Trafford exposed more than just the obvious flaws in a Toffees side riddled with injuries and lacking zest. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team put in a performance so energtic, so adept and so skilful that, nevermind Everton, even one of their own players couldn’t […]

Black Cats Rising At Sunderland

New-look Sunderland appear well-equipped for a good season So was it because the referee was too unfit to keep up with the pace of the game? Or because of Ben Foster’s increasingly irrational goalkeeping? Is Sir Alex Ferguson the master of diversionary tactics? Or simply a very bitter man? In the aftermath of Manchester United’s […]