Cut out the middle-men

February 4, 2008
Funny things midfields. I don't know if they're more significant in Spain than in other countries, but here, it seems to me, teams live and die by them. I saw quite a few games over the weekend, and they all confirmed the same message. Get the middle wrong, and you'll struggle. It seems such an obvious mantra, but maybe I'm in danger of simplifying matters here. Whatever, it seems a decent enough way to frame this week's column. For starters, I went along to the Real Sociedad v Eibar game in the ...

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