Possible Tactical Alternatives for Ireland

October 19, 2010

“With a chance to experiment in next month’s friendly against Norway, and the 2011 Nations Cup next year, there could be a few new faces in the Irish team. Here we look at some possible formations and starting lineups Ireland could field in next year’s Euro 2012 qualifiers, as well as our take on the future Republic of Ireland starting eleven, and even an outlandish go-for-broke set-piece tactic.” (Green Scene)


Luis Zubeldía — The Rising Star of Coaches

October 19, 2010

“Argentinian football coaches, it must be said, are a weird mob. Like artists or rock stars or politicians, it takes a certain type of person; a certain type of ego and a particular temperament, to be a successful coach, especially in Argentina. ‘Eccentric’ could be one word to describe the typical Primera Division coach. ‘Nutjob’ sounds better and is probably more accurate, even if Microsoft Word doesn’t acknowledge it as a real word.” (Argentina Football World)