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FourFourTwo Magazine wrote an article a few months back regarding the importance of tactics in a football match. FourFourTwo claimed that tactics very rarely win a game and that is more down to a mixture of player’s skills and luck. However, in light of the recent win away at Birmingham, putting the Trotters into Wembley for the first time in eleven years, I beg to differ. In this article I will discuss to what extent tactics do win games of football by comparing England’s World Cup fiasco to this afternoon’s game against Birmingham.


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It has recently been discussed that the FA cup system may need changing. These talks are mainly due to the bigger clubs not taking the oldest and “best” (Coyle’s words) domestic cup competition in League football seriously, often fielding weakened sides.


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