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# Tactics Board

Last year
2022
# Xs and Os
Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver
Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic had joy as two number eights at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, writes Shane Keegan.
# enthralling
Tactics Board: Ludicrously high defensive lines lead to chances galore as Kelleher shines again
Shane Keegan breaks down Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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# christmas tree formation
Tactics Board: Liverpool's full-backs pick apart Gerrard's grand plan
Shane Keegan breaks down Liverpool’s narrow win over Aston Villa on Saturday, as Steven Gerrard returned to Anfield.
# Breakdown
Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away
Shane Keegan looks at the senior women’s team’s record-breaking performance at Tallaght Stadium.
# Work to be done
Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United
Shane Keegan breaks down Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the arrival the Red Devils’ newly-appointed interim manager.
# relentless
Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass
Shane Keegan examines how Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.
# Analysis
Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny
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.
# Xs and Os
Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently
Shane Keegan breaks down more encouraging signs of progress in Ireland’s performances under Stephen Kenny.
# red v blue
Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby
Shane Keegan analyses the brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s side in their 2-0 win at Old Trafford.
# change in formation
Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to switch to 5-3-2 brought some defensive solidity on Saturday evening, writes Shane Keegan.
# WNT
Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win
Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier.
# one sided affair
Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done
Shane Keegan breaks down where it went wrong for the increasingly under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.
# Outfoxed
Tactics Board: Tielemans destroys Pogba as Leicester highlight Man United's problems
Shane Keegan takes a closer look at Saturday’s six-goal thriller, which has piled more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
# exes and ohs
Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?
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.
# Analysis
Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team
Shane Keegan breaks down the first competitive win of the Stephen Kenny era.
# Analysis
Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.
# Analysis
Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City
Shane Keegan breaks down Saturday’s meeting of two title contenders at Stamford Bridge.
# The Twins
Tactics Board: Tuchel's introduction of Kante proves a game-changing decision for Chelsea
Shane Keegan focuses on yesterday’s London derby in his latest Tactics Board.
# Xs and Os
Tactics Board: Greenwood becomes Ronaldo's new Rooney at Man United
Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
# Analysis
Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia
Shane Keegan looks back at Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin.
# Analysis
Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come
Shane Keegan breaks down last night’s bitterly disappointing loss in the Algarve.
# Analysis
Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea
Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield.
# Tactics Board
5 key tactical decisions facing Kieran Kingston and John Kiely
Plenty to consider, including should Shane Kingston start, defensive match-ups and how can Lynch be stopped?
# Analysis
Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility
The former Dundalk analyst will be breaking down the weekend’s big Premier League game this season.
# Tactics Board
Do Ireland stick or twist for France showdown? Here's the team we'd pick
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.
# Analysis
Mayweather v Pacquiao: The Definitive Tactical Preview
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
5 key areas for Ireland in their World Cup semi-final against England
Tackles, maul, scrum, counter-attack and the closing quarter will all be crucial in Paris.
# Tactics Board
'We'll do whatever it takes to win' - Roscommon's Niall Daly talks tactics
The Roscommon defender on whether his team will be repeating the defensive tactics deployed against Mayo.
# Tactics Board
5 key areas in the Toulon v Saracens Heineken Cup final
Back row blockbuster, kicking out-halves, squad cultures, midfield excellence and Plan B.
# Tactics Board
4 tactical areas that could prove the difference in the Leinster v Munster derby
The breakdown will be fiercely contested in Dublin this evening, while the set-piece looks as vital as ever.
# Tactics Board
4 key tactical areas for Ireland to rule at the Stade de France
The set-piece will be vital against France, as will holding onto the ball and the impact of the bench.
# Talking Points
4 tactical areas to watch out for when Ireland take on Wales today
Can Joe Schmidt create an irresistible force to get around the immovable Welsh champions?
# Tactics Board
Neville and Carragher analyse how Man United's tactics will change under David Moyes
Here’s a taste of what we can expect from the Sky duo this season.
# Tactics Board
3 reasons Jonathan Davies needed to up his game, not Brian O'Driscoll
The Welsh centre is a fine player, but Gatland has ignored these key errors from the second Test.
# PUNCHED OUT
Wolves keeper who made howler of mistake, broke his hand by punching dressing-room tactics board
‘I bloody hate the False 9!’
# Tactics Board
Lineout Coach: How a well-drilled Ireland starved the Wallabies
Gavin Hickie, the Lineout Coach, talks us through his tactical analysis of Ireland’s win over Australia.
# Tactics Board
Lineout Coach: How Ireland spurned their set piece dominance
Gavin Hickie, the Lineout Coach, takes an in-depth tactical look at Ireland’s win over the USA.
# Tactics Board
Talking points: five good reasons to watch Ireland this evening
It may only be a friendly but we’ll be looking out for a number of things in the Irish performance tonight.