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Juanfran: Spectacularly Pedestrian

When football followers start listing off the best fullbacks in the world, it’s usually a list of some of the most athletic players in the game. David Alaba is one of the most diverse players in the game in terms … Continue reading

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New Scholes Flow

In many eyes, Paul Scholes is one of the most underrated players in Premier League history. A league which revels in midfielders that are either bruising bullies in battle or have cannonball shots worthy of scorching the net from improbable … Continue reading

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Two Sides to Every Coin

  The silence was piercing. It was one of those nights for Arsene. The darkness of the bedroom seemed even more pitch black, Annie laid on the opposite side of the bed, and it seemed more of a chore to … Continue reading

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EDIZD Guide to the Weekend, Vol 1

We’ve decided to start offering you a new feature to help you through the weekend, so it’s not all EPL, all the time (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Here’s your guide to the best the world of football … Continue reading

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Serie A Roundup: Week 1

Roma dictate the match against Fiorentina On opening day, the tilt between Roma and Fiorentina featured two top four sides in Italy. Yet the talent gap was striking, the Giallorossi kept possession most of the first half and smothered Violo … Continue reading

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Bundesliga Round Up: Week 1

Robben Saves the Day Bayern Munich opened up the Bundesliga season on Friday against a strong Wolfsburg side, and it was a mostly pedestrian effort. Pep again went with a three man defense, with Lahm on the back line and … Continue reading

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Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City: The Bending of an Inexperienced Back Three

Louis Van Gaal’s debut match as the newly appointed Manchester United manager went less smoothly that many expected. After conceding possession for the first 28 minutes, Swansea pulled ahead off a Ki Sung-Yueng goal to the bottom left corner of the … Continue reading

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Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Bayern Munich: Klopp’s Press and Pace suffocates Bayern’s Youngsters in the Midfield

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang used his physical gifts to power Dortmund to a 2-0 win with a goal and an assist. Pep Guardiola got a little funky again with this lineup, featuring Alaba as a make shift third centerback. Bayern may have … Continue reading

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The Versatile, Drugged Out Defense of the Future

Football tactics can be very cyclical in nature. The fall and rise of the passing midfielder in the 2000s is a great example of not only this nature, but the speed it can happen. Pep Guardiola was an unwanted player … Continue reading

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