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#Tactics

From The42 This is what an NFL playbook looks like Booksmarts This post contains images

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.

From The42 Talkin' tactics: what Waterford must do to beat Galway on Sunday Gameplan

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.