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# Tactics

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Tommy Lyons: "What really winds me up is Martin McHugh."
The ex Dubs boss is not too pleased with the Sunday Game pundit’s recent analysis of the All-Ireland semi-finals.
Patrick Kelly: "Most people wouldn't be fans of it but they're revolutionizing tactics."
The Ballincollig club man believes that Donegal have to be credited for their winning display in Croke Park yesterday.
Murph’s Sideline Cut: "Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it."
The composure, athleticism and hunger of the Donegal players proved critical in seeing off Cork yesterday, writes Ciaran Murphy.
Talking Points: Kilkenny v Tipperary, All-Ireland SHC semi-final
Here are some of the key issues that arose after yesterday’s All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final.
McGuinness defends Donegal style as they mount All-Ireland challenge
It may be derided but the manager of the side that has claimed the last two Ulster titles is perfectly happy with the football philosophy of his team as they gear up for Sunday week’s All-Ireland semi-final.
Darran O'Sullivan: "The best footballers aren’t the best players any more."
The Kerry attacker is unsure if the changing styles in Gaelic Football are a positive move for the game.
Cork v Kerry: why the Kingdom will have to come again
Emmet Ryan breaks down yesterday’s Munster SFC semi-final which saw the Rebels run out five-point winners on Leeside.
We meet again... who'll come out on top in clash of Cork and Kerry?
The Rebels host their Jack O’Connor’s side on Leeside this Sunday. Here’s how Emmet Ryan thinks it’ll pan out in the Park.
I might play one up front against Croatia, says Trap
Ireland were overrun by their hosts in Budapest at times tonight.
Tactics board: 6 ways the Dubs can beat Kerry on Sunday
Ger McCarthy highlights the major dos and don’ts for Dublin ahead of the big dance on Sunday.
This is what an NFL playbook looks like
Ever wanted to know just what’s in one of those hefty playbooks NFL coaches are always lugging around? Diagrams a quantum physicist would struggle to decipher, is what.
Talkin' tactics: what Waterford must do to beat Galway on Sunday
The Déise are drinking in the last-chance saloon following their humiliation by Tipperary. Here are some the key areas that Davy Fitz and his backroom staff should be looking at.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Stepping out: the death of the flat back four
Defending is not dead, it has simply moved forward, according to John O’Donnell.