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#Tactics

# tactics - Friday 20 May, 2011

From The42 The Bootroom - how did the Irish do in England this year? Chalkboard This post contains videos

The Bootroom - how did the Irish do in England this year?

As Giovanni Trapattoni prepares for a crucial trip to Skopje next month and the Premier League season winds down – how exactly did our boys do?

From The42 Battle Stations: where this year's Heineken Cup will be won and lost Tactics

Battle Stations: where this year's Heineken Cup will be won and lost

We take a look at five key areas in which this year’s Heineken Cup could be decided.

# tactics - Saturday 14 May, 2011

From The42 The Bootroom: where are Ronaldo’s goals coming from? Tactics

The Bootroom: where are Ronaldo’s goals coming from?

The Real Madrid superstar is on course to win his personal league race with Leo Messi for the title of Pichichi – Spain’s top scorer. But how is he doing it?

# tactics - Monday 9 May, 2011

From The42 The Bootroom: Lacklustre Chelsea out-thought and out-worked by United Tactics

The Bootroom: Lacklustre Chelsea out-thought and out-worked by United

Chelsea were blown away by a Man Utd side with more belief, more verve and who were simply better, writes Barry O’Donovan in his tactical analysis of yesterday’s Premier League showdown.

# tactics - Friday 6 May, 2011

From The42 The bootroom: what are Fergie and Carlo thinking? Tactics

The bootroom: what are Fergie and Carlo thinking?

As Manchester United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford this weekend for a game that will go a long, long way to deciding the title, we take a look at how the teams may set up.

# tactics - Thursday 28 April, 2011

From The42 The Bootroom: how Barca won the battle of Madrid Chalkboard This post contains videos

The Bootroom: how Barca won the battle of Madrid

Barry O’Donovan shakes his tactics at us with this comprehensive examination of how Jose was put in his box last night.

# tactics - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

From The42 The Bootroom: is Rooney back where he belongs? Tactics

The Bootroom: is Rooney back where he belongs?

As we count down towards to night’s big game, Barry O’Donovan drag ous the chalkboard to analyse Wayne Rooney’s return to form.

# tactics - Thursday 31 March, 2011

The bootroom: is Trap right to stick with his famous 4-4-2?

The Ireland manager has faced criticism for his perceived inflexibility in setting out his side. But are we better off trusting the familiar formation?

# tactics - Friday 25 March, 2011

From The42 McCarthy’s inclusion gives me freedom to experiment, says Trapattoni Change It Up

McCarthy’s inclusion gives me freedom to experiment, says Trapattoni

The Republic of Ireland boss has indicated that he will not necessarily stick to 4-4-2 when using the Wigan midfielder.

# tactics - Sunday 2 January, 2011

From The42 Stepping out: the death of the flat back four The Bootroom

Stepping out: the death of the flat back four

Defending is not dead, it has simply moved forward, according to John O’Donnell.