Kate Cohen

A football enthusiast from Sydney, Australia. You can read more of my work on katecohensoccer.wordpress.com and also follow me on twitter (@Kate_LFC_SFC)

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Tactical Analysis: Norwich 2 Liverpool 5

Tactical Analysis: Norwich 2 Liverpool 5

Both sides went into this fixture without a league win this season, what resulted was a convincing performance and victory for Liverpool, with Luis Suarez scoring a hat trick. Line Ups Norwich made wholesale changes to their team that beat Doncaster 1-0 in the League Cup. Grant Holt was again left out of the starting team, with Simeon Jackson and Steve Morison preferred. Liverpool also made nine changes from the midweek win at West Brom. Nuri Şahin’s double meant he …
Tactical Analysis: Chelsea 1 Stoke City 0

Tactical Analysis: Chelsea 1 Stoke City 0

Chelsea is top of the table after a scrapping to a 1-0 win over a disciplined Stoke side. The 85th minute winner, courtesy of Ashley Cole perhaps papers over the cracks of what was a tactically poor display from Chelsea. Line Ups Chelsea’s two changes from the midweek draw against Juventus were to rest John Terry and Frank Lampard. In their place came Gary Cahill and Juan Mata. This was Roberto Di Matteo’s first chance to test out the young …
Tactical Analysis: Arsenal 6 Southampton 1

Tactical Analysis: Arsenal 6 Southampton 1

Arsenal produced a fluid and dominant display as they dispatched a hapless, newly promoted, Southampton. The game ended 6-1 but was over when Podolski smashed home a 30th minute free-kick to make it 2-0. Line-Ups Arsenal set out a somewhat experimental front three, with Gervinho chosen to lead the line in the middle ahead of new signing Olivier Giroud. He was flanked by Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Arsenal played a 4-2-3-1 and had a wealth of attacking talent, with …
Tactical Analysis: Manchester United 3 vs. Fulham 2

Tactical Analysis: Manchester United 3 vs. Fulham 2

In what was very much a game of two halves, Manchester United recorded a narrow win over Fulham where both Robin Van Persie and Shinji Kagawa got off the mark on their home début. Line-Ups Alex Ferguson made four changes to his Manchester United team which lost away to Everton last week – the most notable of which was the inclusion of Robin Van Persie, who was handed his starting début in place of Wayne Rooney. Manchester United played with …
Tactical Match Report | West Brom 3 Liverpool 0

Tactical Match Report | West Brom 3 Liverpool 0

This was not the result Brendan Rodgers would have looked for in his first league match as Liverpool manager on the opening day of the league season. Line Up Liverpool lined up with what can be considered their strongest team, bar Jose Enrique who missed out with a knock to his knee. In his place came Martin Kelly and Glen Johnson moved to left-back. Liverpool played a 4-2-1-3. Like Liverpool, West Brom played their first league fixture under new manager …
Community Shield Tactical Report | Chelsea FC 2 Manchester City 3

Community Shield Tactical Report | Chelsea FC 2 Manchester City 3

Why Villas Boas Can Succeed at Liverpool, Whilst Failing at Chelsea

Why Villas Boas Can Succeed at Liverpool, Whilst Failing at Chelsea

Beginnings at Porto In his first season as manager of FC Porto, Andre Villas Boas had statistics of:  Won the Portuguese Super Cup  Won the Portuguese League  Won the Millennium Cup  Won the Europa League  Went the entire season with only FOUR losses, including 2 in the preseason, 1 in the League Cup and 1 in the 1st Leg of the Millennium Cup SF  Undefeated in the league – Pld 30, W: 27, D:3 …
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