2013/14 Tactics

Manchester City v Barcelona: A Tactical Look Ahead

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On 18 February, Manchester City will host Spanish champions FC Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium in the first-round of their Champions League Round-of-16 tie. Manuel Pellegrini will be without...

Rovers defend resiliently but run out of steam

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Manchester City slaughtered Blackburn Rovers 5-0 in the FA Cup third round replay at the Etihad Stadium. Manuel Pellegrini opted to play with two conventional wingers instead of the usual No...

Questions to be asked over Pellegrini's approach

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With the dust beginning to settle on last night's defeat to Bayern and with an acceptance that what was witnessed was an exceptional performance from an exceptional side (how many visiting sides...

City 4 - 0 Newcastle: The Tactics

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Using the same style and philosophy of previous Pellegrini sides, Manchester City played expansive, attacking football that left Newcastle struggling from the off.

Action Areas and Weaknesses

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Through examining the action areas during the 2012-2013 season, what key trends can we find?

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