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Manchester United’s spine key to title success

The additions this summer have added the pieces this Manchester United side were missing. As is Jose Mourinho’s MO, he has built his side to succeed in his second season. It’s a little bit frustrating that I’ve not been able to put together this article before the start of the season. The reason being that it all looks a bit ...

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All Hail the King … King Lionel Messi

It is difficult to find the right word to describe the latest edition of the most watched derby dubbed the “El Clasico”. I am sure everyone reading this would agree that all the weekends’ global football activities all paled in comparison to the game at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Spain. Not even the heroics of the Supersports United goalkeeper ...

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Tactical Review: Orlando Pirates Football Club

Orlando Pirates line-up vs Bloemfontein Celtic: (4-3-3) Mpontshane; Matlaba; Jele; Gcaba; Phungwayo; Sarr; Mobara; Manyisa; Makola; Rakhale; Ndoro. Orlando Pirates 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic: It was an electric atmosphere at the Orlando Stadium in which Orlando Pirates won the game at extra-time. Bloemfontein Celtic don’t have a good away record, and that probably has something to do with their game plan. They ...

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Tactical Review: Kaizer Chiefs Football Club

Kaizer Chiefs line-up vs SuperSport United: (4-3-3) Khune; Mphahlele; Mathoho; Gordinho; Khumalo; Katsande; Maluleke; Tshabalala; Molangoane; Lebese; Parker. Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 SuperSport United (United won 5-3 on penalties): This was a standard 4-2-3-1 against 4-3-3 battle, with Chiefs being possession-orientated and making Bidvest Wits shape more 4-4-1-1 for long periods. Nevertheless SuperSport United coped well in a purely defensive sense, ...

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