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I Don’t Support Scotland. Please, Don’t Hate Me

  Sunday 8th October 2017, 6.29pm. Slovenia have just scored a second goal, all but ending Scotland’s hopes of qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. I watch the Tartan Army on the television, their hands atop their respective heads in grim acceptance that – once again – their national team will fail to…

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Stevie Grieve on Tactics: Choosing a Defensive System

As part of his regular column for the Supplement, Stevie Grieve shares his tactical insight of the game. In this edition, he outlines some of the many consideration and decisions a coach is faced with when choosing an organised defensive system. How do you break down the system you wish to defend in? First of…

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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: An Ode to My Position

The small village of Copmanthorpe – affectionately known as Cop – is located just outside York and consists of two pubs, a Co-op and some of the finest manicured lawns in all of England. At the centre of it all you’ll find Patrick Solich, a resident since birth and holder of the most important position…

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