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Tactics Board: Chelsea & Tuchel

by Tim Hill

In a new series on Back Page Football, Tim Hill outlines two of his tactical observations from the previous weekend of football. This week, he glances over Chelsea v Arsenal, Manchester Utd v Sunderland and Mainz v Hoffenheim.


Charlie Adam and Holloway out to prove Blackpool’s fight is not built on sand

by Tim Hill

We’ve seen this all before, a team promoted from the Championship who surprise everyone and are for the first few weeks of the season, flutter and cajole with the Sky-styled ‘big boys’ of the league? This time it’s not the disagreeable Phil Brown leading an orange-kitted team but the infinitely more likeable Ian Holloway. Hull […]


Talking Tactics: David Silva and player movement

by Tim Hill

Resident tactical analyst Tim Hill discusses Manchester City’s new signing David Silva’s best position on the field by looking at Valencia’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao last season, where Silva scored both goals.


World Cup 2010 Tactical Review

by Tim Hill

Tim Hill takes a final glance over this summer’s World Cup and outlines some of the more intruiging tactical formations that were on show in South Africa.