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  1. Cox: How the U.S. can improve

    Michael Cox

    Tactics & Analysis

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. World Cup weak links

    Michael Cox

    One of the interesting things about international football is the way sides can encounter a severe weakness in one particular position. At club level, a manager would simply purchase an adequate player to plug the gap, but at international level that...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. Five UCL lessons for Spain, Vicente del Bosque

    Michael Cox

    Lisbon was subject to a Spanish invasion for Real Madrid's dramatic 4-1 extra-time European Cup victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday, and there was no more interested spectator than national coach Vicente del Bosque. - Marcotti: What's next f...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  4. Sizing up the Real vs. Atletico tactical battle

    Michael Cox

    Big clubs have a nasty habit of ruining their little city rivals' celebrations. When Everton finished above Liverpool for the first time in years back in 2005, beating them to the final Champions League spot, the Reds went out and won the Europea...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. Liverpool's fluid football will propel England

    Michael Cox

    The 2010 World Cup was a disappointing experience from a purely footballing perspective. Despite a cool climate that theoretically encouraged high-tempo, positive football, there were arguably only two sides that played a genuinely proactive game -- ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  6. Time of transition for Arsenal and Ashley Cole

    Michael Cox

    He joined Arsenal in 1996, and having spent 18 years revolutionising the club and developing a never-ending stream of talented young players, he's preparing to say goodbye -- hopefully with an FA Cup victory. No, not Arsene Wenger -- who has repea...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. Tactical trends of 2013-14 Premier League season

    Michael Cox

    The Premier League isn't generally considered a division that places a great emphasis upon tactics, but this season was different. With a variety of new managers in place, there were some genuinely fascinating developments, particularly in terms of f...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  8. Liverpool's defensive struggles down to a lack of leadership

    Michael Cox

    One isolated incident summarises Liverpool's defensive failings. It wasn't crucial. It didn't cost Liverpool any points. It didn't even cause them to wobble. In fact, it was a completely irrelevant goal -- a consolation for Cardiff City in their 3...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. Still super, Edin Dzeko is no longer a sub

    Michael Cox

    For a striker who appears inconsistent from week to week, Edin Dzeko has actually been very consistent over the course of his Manchester City career. He registered 14 goals in his first full season, 14 goals in his second, and has now managed 14 in h...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  10. Coppa Italia a big deal for resurgent Fiorentina

    Michael Cox

    The Coppa Italia isn't traditionally afforded the prominence of other domestic cup competitions; while the FA Cup is routinely hyped in England as "the most famous cup competition in the world," you'd be hard-pressed to find an Italian who feels that...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  11. Nuances of Mourinho's tactics save him from 'hypocrite' tag

    Michael Cox

    In one sense, Jose Mourinho is football's greatest hypocrite. He introduced the term "parking the bus" into English football nearly a decade ago, as part of a complaint about Tottenham's defensive tactics. He's now regarded as the ultimate expon...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. Three things: Arsenal vs. Newcastle

    Michael Cox

    LONDON -- Three observations from Arsenal's 3-0 thrashing of Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium. 1. Arsenal thrive with simple chips over the top Tactically, this was an astonishingly simple contest. Newcastle arrived with a clear defensive...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  13. Who will win the Premier League?

    ESPN Staff

    Just when you think there's a clear favorite in the English Premier League title race, think again. Sunday saw Chelsea stun Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield, and with Man City grinding out an impressive 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, the fight for the trophy is ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  14. Three Things: Fulham vs. Hull

    Michael Cox

    LONDON -- Reaction to Fulham and Hull's 2-2 draw in the Premier League. 1. Magath pays for his initial caution On paper, Fulham appeared as if they were replicating Hull's back three, with Felix Magath's side featuring three natural centre-back...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  15. Tony Pulis deserves praise for work at Palace

    Michael Cox

    Among plenty of discussion about Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez's credentials for the upcoming Premier League Manager of the Year vote -- entirely understandable as the two ex-Swansea bosses have led the two Merseyside clubs to their best colle...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  16. Tony Pulis deserves praise, award consideration

    Michael Cox

    Among plenty of discussion about Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez's credentials for the upcoming Premier League Manager of the Year vote -- entirely understandable as the two ex-Swansea bosses have led the two Merseyside clubs to their best colle...

    Blog | April 24, 2014