Category Archives: Tactics

Breaking the Stevenage shackles

How Swindon’s progressive football was spoiled by Stevenage and what Mark Cooper needs to do to prevent it happening every week, by Alex Cooke. Swindon dominated Stevenage: For 45 minutes, Town’s football spoke a new freedom for the men in red, of collective effort, of complexity hidden in the simplicity of angles. And yet, in the second half the plodding,

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Twenty Years Since Wembley ’93: Swindon 352 v Leicester City 442

Alex Cooke takes a look back at the pattern of play in one of the most fascinating games played at the old Wembley – Swindon Town v Leicester City. One theme written throughout this bout nostalgia has been the comment that ‘it doesn’t feel like 20 years’ since Swindon won at Wembley. Not to me it doesn’t. Watching Swindon 4,

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Four things we learnt from Swindon v Stevenage

Alex Cooke gives us a quick run-down of Kevin MacDonald’s adjustments to Swindon’s set up. Swindon 3 v Stevenage 0 wasn’t a game which swung on a tactical innovation or an adjustment in formation, Town were mostly the superior team, individually and numerically. And although Stevenage manager Graham Westley switched systems time and again, adjusting his increasingly brutal and isolated

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