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Jonny Boyle has contributed to the Herald, the Huffington Post, inbedwithmaradona and The Score's footy blog among others. He is also founder and editor of talkingbaws.com.

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Neil Lennon has been more Arsene Wenger, but can he be more like Sir Alex as Juventus come to town?, Football

Neil Lennon has been more Arsene Wenger, but can he be more like Sir Alex as Juventus come to town?

He was criticised as a player and his first season and a half in charge was laden with controversy, but for Neil Lennon things are taking shape.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 at 1:38 pm

Tactics Talk: Everton’s over-reliance on Marouane Fellaini bordered on ridiculous against Manchester United, Football

Tactics Talk: Everton’s over-reliance on Marouane Fellaini bordered on ridiculous against Manchester United

Recent meetings between Manchester United and Everton have been well documented and David Moyes’ side could be labelled the Premier League leader’s bogey team.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 11 February 2013 at 12:23 pm

Tactics Talk: What do Javi Garcia and Gareth Barry actually offer?, Football

Tactics Talk: What do Javi Garcia and Gareth Barry actually offer?

A closer look at yesterday’s 2-2 draw between Manchester City and Liverpool.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 4 February 2013 at 5:39 pm

Tactics Talk: A not so Super Sunday for Arsenal who were caught in two minds against Chelsea, Football

Tactics Talk: A not so Super Sunday for Arsenal who were caught in two minds against Chelsea

It may have been the first game of yet another Super Sunday, but Chelsea welcoming Arsenal to Stamford Bridge didn’t quite inspire the usual excitement.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 21 January 2013 at 2:56 pm

Tactics Talk: Liverpool pay the price against Manchester United for putting square pegs in round holes, Football

Tactics Talk: Liverpool pay the price against Manchester United for putting square pegs in round holes

For all Alex Ferguson’s success, his approach to big games had become largely predictable in recent years. Flood the midfield, counter-attack when possible and take advantage of any mistakes.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 14 January 2013 at 1:37 pm

Tactics Talk: Chelsea’s victory at Everton should not go unnoticed, Football

Tactics Talk: Chelsea’s victory at Everton should not go unnoticed

David Moyes tested Chelsea with a strong attacking unit, intent on stifling their progress and taking advantage of any weakness, but they stood strong and showed why they are European champions.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 31 December 2012 at 2:37 pm

Tactics Talk: Were Reading not aware that Santi Cazorla is rather good?, Football

Tactics Talk: Were Reading not aware that Santi Cazorla is rather good?

Post-game, Wilshere suggested that there were signs of the old Arsenal and, although that may be a little premature, you can understand his statement.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 11:54 am

Tactics Talk: How did Manchester United win the tactical battle against City?, Football

Tactics Talk: How did Manchester United win the tactical battle against City?

Where Mario Balotelli struggled on another afternoon battling his demons, Wayne Rooney was industrious, creative and effective in a man of the match display.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 2:54 pm

Tactics Talk: Manchester United attack covers farcical defending… again, Football

Tactics Talk: Manchester United attack covers farcical defending… again

Reading welcomed Manchester United to the Madejski stadium with both sides looking for three points to help their cause at either side of the Premier League table.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 3 December 2012 at 4:36 pm

Tactics Talk: Defensive responsibility returns to Chelsea under Rafael Benitez, Football

Tactics Talk: Defensive responsibility returns to Chelsea under Rafael Benitez

Surprisingly, Benitez stuck with the same shape and nine of the 11 who were humbled against Juventus in midweek.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 26 November 2012 at 1:18 pm

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