Dean Hayes compares the classic quarterback characteristics of the American football game to that of Real Madrid central midfielder Xabi Alonso, who’s deep passing game has become the primary core of his team’s style of play ever since his days at Liverpool.
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.
Argentina v Germany Cape Town, Saturday at 3PM Of all the quarter-final showdowns, this is the one that has attracted most interest from football fans. Diego Maradona’s Argentina, fueled by unity and togetherness, against Joachim Loew’s Germany, built on structure and efficiency. Like Brazil today, this will be the strongest opponent Argentina have come across […]
Eyes were on the RDS in Dublin this evening as the Republic of Ireland took on England’s World Cup opponents Algeria in an international friendly. As were mine, as I took a close look at another steady Ireland performance since the heartbreak of Paris, as well as the Algerian side who will be facing England […]