Tag Archives: Barcelona

Manchester United 2010-11 Season Review Part 3 (February – May)

By Mark Young. Read Manchester United 2010-11 Season Review here February (PL) United 3 – 1 Aston Villa (PL) Wolves 2 – 1 United (PL) United 2 – 1 Manchester City (FA) United 1 – 0 Crawley (CL) Marseille 0 -0 United (PL) Wigan Athletic 0 – 4 United February was an interesting month for […]

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5 things we learned from the Barcelona masterclass

By Matt Dodd. 1) Beautiful Barcelona Simply sublime. Described by Ferguson as “the best team I have faced”, Barcelona gave United another lesson in football. Instead of evoking poignant memories from ’68 when Manchester United won their first European Cup at Wembley 10 years after Munich, the only memories evoked were those two years ago […]

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Benfica vs. Manchester United: Remembering 1968 – Part One

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By worriedturkey. WEMBLEY!! WEMBLEY!! WE’RE THE GREATEST MAN UNITED AND WE’RE OFF TO WEMBLEY!! It was a tired and hungry (and smelly) lad who arrived home on the 17th May 1968, having just returned (hitching) from the semi-final of the European cup against Real Madrid. As I […]

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Flashback: Build-up to Moscow 2008

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By Lee Savery. 21st May 2008. The 2007-2008 season saw the Champions League final staged at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia which was the first time the European Cup final had been staged in the country and hence the most easternmost final in the tournament’s history. The […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Tactical Analysis of Barca’s phases

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. Champions League preview by @Santapelota This piece trusts readers will already be aware, from a static perspective, of the teams’ respective shape and some of their characteristic movements. What follows is an attempt to examine how variations to these mechanisms, together with solutions to problems likely to […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Using the Lessons acquired in 2009

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By Sleepy Sir Alex Ferguson has not directly talked about ‘revenge’, but he has often talked about the lessons he learnt 2 years ago in what was for 75 minutes at least, a horror show of a performance from his side. There has been a lot of […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview - Part One

Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview – Part One

Introducing the first part of our four-part Champions League Final Preview Special, @Santapelota joins Sleepy to set the scene tactically, and offers us his unique insight into the Barcelona squad. Here we take a look at the likely Barcelona starting eleven and key substitutes, offering a mini-profile of each player, whilst analysing their key strengths […]

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El Clasico: A United fan’s perspective on 2 key Euro rivals.

By Sleepy POSSESSION V SPACE MANIPULATION: 3 potential tactical quandaries It is the tactical duel as much as the array of talent on view, which provides us with such an intriguing and glamorous tie tonight. Both teams place great emphasis on quick accurate passing with a smooth transition from back to front. There is however […]

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