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  1. The masters of universality

    Michael Cox

    In a tactical sense, 2013 hasn't been a particularly fascinating year: There have been no major innovations and no widespread return to a specific formation or style. There have been individual moments of interest, and coaches have tried new things, ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  2. Brazil-Spain a lesson in tactical fouling

    Michael Cox

    Sunday's Confederations Cup final was simultaneously an open, exciting contest from an entertainment perspective and a fascinating tactical battle. Spain's meeting with Brazil was a long-awaited clash of opposing styles -- whereas Vicente del Bosque'...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  3. Chelsea pay the price for lack of style

    Michael Cox

    Andre Villas-Boas was always likely to have a dig at his former employers before Wednesday night's 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham, his first return to Stamford Bridge since his sacking last year. Before the game, he was half-heartedly boo...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  4. Sandro's injury new dilemma for AVB, Spurs

    Michael Cox

    The midfield zone has always been important in influencing a team's style, but in recent years it has become even more pivotal. Put simply, the ball tends to spend longer in that region -- only 15 years ago, bypassing the midfield zone was the standa...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  5. Michael Cox - Wayne Rooney's struggles for England might be of hi...

    Michael Cox

    Wayne Rooney is an undisputed star for Manchester United, writes Michael Cox. Yet his struggles with England hint that maybe he's the problem and not the solution.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  6. Michael Cox -- Champions League final -- Chelsea versus Bayern, a...

    Michael Cox

    After three seasons of Barcelona-inspired tiki-taka ruling Europe, deep defending and counter-attacking has experienced a revival, writes Michael Cox, who previews the matchup between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  7. Michael Cox -- City's supporting cast superb in crucial derby win...

    Michael Cox

    With tensions high and the stage set for an epic confrontation, Manchester City comfortably handled its crosstown rivals to take the advantage in the race for the Premier League title, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  8. Michael Cox -- Appreciating the creative brilliance of Juan Mata ...

    Michael Cox

    The creativity and versatility of David Silva and Juan Mata give the English Premier League a much-needed burst of style, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  9. Outlining Mesut Ozil's importance for Real Madrid -- Michael Cox...

    Michael Cox

    While Real Madrid features a number of creative and attacking players, Mesut Ozil represents the key component as Jose Mourinho's side aims to overtake Barcelona for the title, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  10. Arsenal relies too much on Robin van Persie -- Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    Robin van Persie has scored more than half of Arsenal's league goals in 2011, more than any other club has depended on a single player. That can't be a good thing, can it? Michael Cox takes a closer look.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  11. Soccer: Asian Cup final between Japan and Australia too close to ...

    Michael Cox

    The Asian Cup final between Japan and Australia will be a classic contrast in styles. The key to the game could be each team's fitness, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  12. Soccer: For Villarreal, it's all about winning with style

    Michael Cox

    Villarreal is playing an exciting brand of football, full of flair. And although the title might not be within their grasp, the Yellow Submarine could still sink the title hopes of either Barca or Real, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011