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1, 2, 3, 4, 5 defence is working overtime

Alex Cooke looks at how Swindon’s 3-5-2 is shaping up. Suddenly 3-5-2 is fashionable. With Manchester United struggling, everyone is suddenly keen to talk about three at the back, and closer to home, to compare Mark Cooper’s use of it with Louis Van Gaal’s. But Cooper’s 3-5-2 is slightly different to the one used at Old Trafford, and for Holland – despite

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