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Third year Literature student with a passion for 80s music and football

The Original Invincibles- Preston North End 1888/89

In the wake of Manchester City’s record-breaking claim to the Premier League, The False 9 will look back at some of the greatest club...

An in-depth look at Lucien Favre’s tactics at Borussia Dortmund

IT has become an impossible task to examine the Borussia Dortmund of this decade outside the shadow of Jürgen Klopp. In 2015, when the...

Manchester United 0-0 Valencia: Tactical Analysis

IN the 67th minute of Manchester United’s 0-0 Champions League draw with Valencia, David de Gea blasted a goal kick straight into touch, the...

FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview: Belgium- Tactics, Formation and Expected Lineup

England fans who can remember the 2006 and 2010 World Cups will know all about the pressures a national side faces when the media...

A look back at Liverpool’s treble winning 1983/84 season

In the wake of Manchester City’s record-breaking claim to the Premier League, The False 9 will look back at some of the greatest club...

Pushed Wide: How Can Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan Fit in a Top-Heavy Arsenal?

So, it’s finally happened. As the Premier League January transfer window slams shut, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang steps into the Arsenal squad. By now, the Gooners...

Liverpool 4-3 Man City: Klopp and the Press Check City’s Title March

Seven-goal thriller between Liverpool and Manchester City highlighted the wonders- and the potential flaws- of the high press. FOR 284 days, or 30 matches, Manchester...

The Henderson Conundrum: Why has Liverpool’s Skipper become the Scapegoat?

SINCE his arrival from Sunderland in 2011, Jordan Henderson has found himself figured and refigured in several different roles for Liverpool. With the Black Cats,...

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Real Madrid: Tactical Analysis-Spurs exploit space to punish maundering Madrid

Holding the European champions to a draw, on their own hallowed ground, hinted at a growing confidence about Tottenham’s ability in the Champions League....

Chelsea 0:1 Manchester City-Tactical Analysis

Those who tuned in to Saturday’s match at Stamford Bridge between the reigning league champions and a slick, flourishing City team were always expecting...

The Diminishing role of the Stopper Center Back in the Premier League

Defending and its place in the modern game has spawned a quagmire of critical debate. Back in 2014, when Gary Neville’s article in the...

Liverpool’s attacking options for 2017/18: How will Klopp fit in Mohamed Salah?

THE £39 million signing of Mohamed Salah this summer has added another dynamic to the attacking presence of Liverpool. The skillful Egyptian had a...

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