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#Tactics Board

# tactics-board - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver
# Xs And Os
From The42
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver

Jan 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,422 Views 0 Comments

Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic had joy as two number eights at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, writes Shane Keegan.

# tactics-board - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Ludicrously high defensive lines lead to chances galore as Kelleher shines again
# Enthralling
From The42
# Enthralling

Tactics Board: Ludicrously high defensive lines lead to chances galore as Kelleher shines again

Updated Jan 4th 2022, 5:00 PM 24,542 Views 13 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

# tactics-board - Monday 13 December, 2021

Tactics Board: Liverpool's full-backs pick apart Gerrard's grand plan
# Christmas Tree Formation
From The42
# Christmas Tree Formation

Tactics Board: Liverpool's full-backs pick apart Gerrard's grand plan

Dec 13th 2021, 6:34 PM 6,550 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Liverpool’s narrow win over Aston Villa on Saturday, as Steven Gerrard returned to Anfield.

# tactics-board - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away

Dec 2nd 2021, 5:52 PM 1,340 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the senior women’s team’s record-breaking performance at Tallaght Stadium.

# tactics-board - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United
# Work To Be Done
From The42
# Work To Be Done

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United

Nov 30th 2021, 11:08 AM 3,932 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the arrival the Red Devils’ newly-appointed interim manager.

# tactics-board - Monday 22 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass
# Relentless
From The42
# Relentless

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:34 PM 28,458 Views 12 Comments

Shane Keegan examines how Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.

# tactics-board - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 2:32 PM 12,949 Views 9 Comments

The Boys in Green eventually got their just rewards against Luxembourg to end the World Cup qualification campaign on a positive note, writes Shane Keegan.

# tactics-board - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently
# Xs And Os
From The42
# Xs And Os

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently

Updated Nov 13th 2021, 12:32 PM 13,750 Views 14 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down more encouraging signs of progress in Ireland’s performances under Stephen Kenny.

# tactics-board - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby
# Red V Blue
From The42
# Red V Blue

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby

Nov 9th 2021, 9:50 AM 3,160 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan analyses the brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s side in their 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

# tactics-board - Monday 1 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost
# Change In Formation
From The42
# Change In Formation

Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost

Nov 1st 2021, 3:56 PM 6,944 Views 2 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to switch to 5-3-2 brought some defensive solidity on Saturday evening, writes Shane Keegan.

# tactics-board - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 12:06 PM 12,015 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier.

# tactics-board - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done
# One Sided Affair
From The42
# One Sided Affair

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done

Oct 26th 2021, 12:10 PM 8,043 Views 3 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down where it went wrong for the increasingly under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.

# tactics-board - Monday 18 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Tielemans destroys Pogba as Leicester highlight Man United's problems
# Outfoxed
From The42
# Outfoxed

Tactics Board: Tielemans destroys Pogba as Leicester highlight Man United's problems

Oct 18th 2021, 5:52 PM 6,306 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan takes a closer look at Saturday’s six-goal thriller, which has piled more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

# tactics-board - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?
# Exes And Ohs
From The42
# Exes And Ohs

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?

Oct 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 6,817 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks back at how Ireland’s two impressive victories this week were achieved in a very different manner and explains why that’s such a positive for Ireland going forward.

# tactics-board - Monday 11 October, 2021

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team

Oct 11th 2021, 4:35 PM 7,027 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the first competitive win of the Stephen Kenny era.

# tactics-board - Monday 4 October, 2021

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic

Oct 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 6,152 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.

# tactics-board - Monday 27 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City

Sep 27th 2021, 3:28 PM 3,848 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down Saturday’s meeting of two title contenders at Stamford Bridge.

# tactics-board - Monday 20 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Tuchel's introduction of Kante proves a game-changing decision for Chelsea
# The Twins
From The42
# The Twins

Tactics Board: Tuchel's introduction of Kante proves a game-changing decision for Chelsea

Sep 20th 2021, 6:21 PM 4,761 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan focuses on yesterday’s London derby in his latest Tactics Board.

# tactics-board - Monday 13 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Greenwood becomes Ronaldo's new Rooney at Man United
# Xs And Os
From The42
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Greenwood becomes Ronaldo's new Rooney at Man United

Sep 13th 2021, 5:32 PM 7,258 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

# tactics-board - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia

Sep 8th 2021, 5:16 PM 3,509 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan looks back at Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

# tactics-board - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 5,515 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down last night’s bitterly disappointing loss in the Algarve.

# tactics-board - Monday 30 August, 2021

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea

Aug 30th 2021, 1:49 PM 7,021 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield.

# tactics-board - Friday 20 August, 2021

5 key tactical decisions facing Kieran Kingston and John Kiely
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

5 key tactical decisions facing Kieran Kingston and John Kiely

Updated Aug 20th 2021, 3:04 PM 15,675 Views 6 Comments

Plenty to consider, including should Shane Kingston start, defensive match-ups and how can Lynch be stopped?

# tactics-board - Monday 16 August, 2021

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility

Aug 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 5,926 Views 0 Comments

The former Dundalk analyst will be breaking down the weekend’s big Premier League game this season.

# tactics-board - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Do Ireland stick or twist for France showdown? Here's the team we'd pick
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

Do Ireland stick or twist for France showdown? Here's the team we'd pick

Jun 25th 2016, 8:00 PM 8,050 Views 9 Comments

Keeping faith with a winning team could help gain momentum but manager Martin O’Neill may have to make a couple of changes for Sunday’s Euro 2016 last-16 encounter.

# tactics-board - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Mayweather v Pacquiao: The Definitive Tactical Preview
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Mayweather v Pacquiao: The Definitive Tactical Preview

May 2nd 2015, 9:00 AM 4,504 Views 5 Comments

It’s worth $350 million – but where will tonight’s Las Vegas mega-fight be won and lost? Ronan Mullen breaks it down.

# tactics-board - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

5 key areas for Ireland in their World Cup semi-final against England
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

5 key areas for Ireland in their World Cup semi-final against England

Aug 13th 2014, 12:14 PM 6,414 Views 13 Comments

Tackles, maul, scrum, counter-attack and the closing quarter will all be crucial in Paris.

# tactics-board - Saturday 12 July, 2014

'We'll do whatever it takes to win' - Roscommon's Niall Daly talks tactics
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

'We'll do whatever it takes to win' - Roscommon's Niall Daly talks tactics

Jul 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,986 Views 1 Comment

The Roscommon defender on whether his team will be repeating the defensive tactics deployed against Mayo.

# tactics-board - Saturday 24 May, 2014

5 key areas in the Toulon v Saracens Heineken Cup final
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

5 key areas in the Toulon v Saracens Heineken Cup final

May 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 3,831 Views 9 Comments

Back row blockbuster, kicking out-halves, squad cultures, midfield excellence and Plan B.

# tactics-board - Saturday 29 March, 2014

4 tactical areas that could prove the difference in the Leinster v Munster derby
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

4 tactical areas that could prove the difference in the Leinster v Munster derby

Mar 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,625 Views 19 Comments

The breakdown will be fiercely contested in Dublin this evening, while the set-piece looks as vital as ever.

# tactics-board - Saturday 15 March, 2014

4 key tactical areas for Ireland to rule at the Stade de France
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

4 key tactical areas for Ireland to rule at the Stade de France

Mar 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,876 Views 3 Comments

The set-piece will be vital against France, as will holding onto the ball and the impact of the bench.

# tactics-board - Saturday 8 February, 2014

4 tactical areas to watch out for when Ireland take on Wales today
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

4 tactical areas to watch out for when Ireland take on Wales today

Feb 8th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,447 Views 7 Comments

Can Joe Schmidt create an irresistible force to get around the immovable Welsh champions?

# tactics-board - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Neville and Carragher analyse how Man United's tactics will change under David Moyes
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

Neville and Carragher analyse how Man United's tactics will change under David Moyes

Aug 10th 2013, 4:14 PM 4,781 Views 8 Comments

Here’s a taste of what we can expect from the Sky duo this season.

# tactics-board - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

3 reasons Jonathan Davies needed to up his game, not Brian O'Driscoll
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

3 reasons Jonathan Davies needed to up his game, not Brian O'Driscoll

Jul 3rd 2013, 2:37 PM 6,508 Views 7 Comments

The Welsh centre is a fine player, but Gatland has ignored these key errors from the second Test.

# tactics-board - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Wolves keeper who made howler of mistake, broke his hand by punching dressing-room tactics board
# PUNCHED OUT
From The42
# PUNCHED OUT

Wolves keeper who made howler of mistake, broke his hand by punching dressing-room tactics board

Mar 19th 2013, 5:32 PM 2,926 Views 2 Comments

‘I bloody hate the False 9!’

# tactics-board - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Lineout Coach: How a well-drilled Ireland starved the Wallabies
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

Lineout Coach: How a well-drilled Ireland starved the Wallabies

Sep 17th 2011, 3:55 PM 975 Views 0 Comments

Gavin Hickie, the Lineout Coach, talks us through his tactical analysis of Ireland’s win over Australia.

# tactics-board - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Lineout Coach: How Ireland spurned their set piece dominance
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

Lineout Coach: How Ireland spurned their set piece dominance

Sep 11th 2011, 12:38 PM 1,156 Views 0 Comments

Gavin Hickie, the Lineout Coach, takes an in-depth tactical look at Ireland’s win over the USA.

# tactics-board - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Talking points: five good reasons to watch Ireland this evening
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

Talking points: five good reasons to watch Ireland this evening

Mar 29th 2011, 4:05 PM 816 Views 0 Comments

It may only be a friendly but we’ll be looking out for a number of things in the Irish performance tonight.