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# chalkboard - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Talking Tactics: how football’s big guns are lining up in Brazil

Twelve months out from the World Cup, can we learn from the teams’ line-ups in Brazil this month.

# chalkboard - Monday 19 March, 2012

How the south was won: Kerry go the long way round to beat Rebels

It was first blood to the Kingdom at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday afternoon. Here’s why.

# chalkboard - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Five things Ireland need to do to win in Skopje Trap Attack This post contains videos

Five things Ireland need to do to win in Skopje

As the Ireland squad prepare to fly out for their crunch qualifier against Macedonia, we suggest five notes Trap should have in his playbook.

# chalkboard - Friday 20 May, 2011

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?

# chalkboard - Monday 9 May, 2011

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.

# chalkboard - Thursday 28 April, 2011

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.

# chalkboard - Monday 21 March, 2011

How to throw away a 14-point lead and still win in four easy steps

Emmet Ryan dissects the extraordinary meeting of Dublin and Mayo at GAA HQ yesterday.

# chalkboard - Sunday 2 January, 2011

Stepping out: the death of the flat back four

Defending is not dead, it has simply moved forward, according to John O’Donnell.