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Should Cesc play forward?

With Lionel Messi out, Cesc Fabregas has been playing a lot at the "false nine" position. A natural midfielder, is Fabregas a good fit?

Tata's Tactics

My thoughts on a hard fought but very encouraging Clasico victory.

Change Is The Only Constant

Heraclitus was the first to say that: "Change is the only constant". So did Mahatma Gandhi but sometimes, one really wonders "is it?".

Who's the Boss? Martino's Management of Messi

Gerardo "Tata" Martino has changed Lionel Messi's role in FC Barcelona.

Tata Martino Practices Defending Counters

The Argentine coach is looking to bolster a part of Barca's game that has been a bit of an Achilles' heel over the past few seasons. Will his methods bring success?

What to Do in Defense With no Puyol, Alba, Adriano

With Jordi Alba out for Barca's date with PSG adding to the absences of Carles Puyol and Adriano, and fitness concerns for Eric Abidal and Marc Muniesa, the Catalans are extremely short in numbers at the back for the second time this season.

Who Will Start for Barca? Which Formation?

The Barcelona coaching staff has some tough decisions heading into the Champions League clash against AC Milan. Will Lionel Messi play in midfield, with a striker in front? Will Barca go with only three defenders?


The possession game: does it really help you win games?

"I plan to bring a defensive style to the team that cedes possession, allows our opponents to dictate the pace, and waits for an opportune counterattacking chance."Said no incoming coach, EVER.So...

Chivas USA are imitating Barcelona, failing badly.

FC Barcelona have been the standard-bearers in tactical innovation the past several seasons. We see similarities with many of Chivas USA's tactical decisions this season, and unfortunately for the Goats, it has not resembled Barcelona in any way.

Barcelona Doing Fine Leaving it Late

Barcelona struggled to break down Granada but finally scored twice in the last five minutes. It's not the first time this season Barca have scored late. How does possession affects tiredness, and what other factors are at play in these late surges?

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