Football Tactics For Beginners- The 4-4-2 Diamond Formation

The 4-4-2 Diamond formation. Introduction. Whilst the traditional 4-4-2 formation has become less common in recent years, the diamond variation is alive and well. The differences...
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‘The Diamond demolition’ in the Kolkata derby

The year was 1997, and on the 13th of July, the stage was set for the biggest clash in Indian football – the Kolkata...

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The Resurgence of the Deep Lying Playmaker-Part 1

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Mikel Arteta,the Media Puntas and the False 9s

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