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Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver
# Xs And Os
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver

Jan 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,410 Views 0 Comments

Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic had joy as two number eights at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, writes Shane Keegan.

Monday 17 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Man City's quality in transition proves the difference as Lukaku disappoints
# Arrows And Circles
# Arrows And Circles

Tactics Board: Man City's quality in transition proves the difference as Lukaku disappoints

Updated Jan 17th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,981 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan examines where Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium was won and lost.

Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width

Jan 11th 2022, 9:26 PM 17,447 Views 7 Comments

Man United came away with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last night, but they were fortunate to do so.

Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Ludicrously high defensive lines lead to chances galore as Kelleher shines again
# Enthralling
# Enthralling

Tactics Board: Ludicrously high defensive lines lead to chances galore as Kelleher shines again

Updated Jan 4th 2022, 5:00 PM 24,528 Views 13 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Monday 20 December, 2021

Tactics Board: Tale of Liverpool's full backs a two-part story, as Spurs target them with 3-5-2 shape
# Merry Christmas Two-all
# Merry Christmas Two-all

Tactics Board: Tale of Liverpool's full backs a two-part story, as Spurs target them with 3-5-2 shape

Dec 20th 2021, 10:26 PM 4,792 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down last night’s 2-2 draw in the Premier League.

Saturday 18 December, 2021

A long road but a new destination for Clough/Ballacolla stalwart Michael McEvoy
# New Tricks
# New Tricks

A long road but a new destination for Clough/Ballacolla stalwart Michael McEvoy

Dec 18th 2021, 8:45 PM 6,195 Views 1 Comment

The Laois side head for Croke Park to take on the three-in-a-row chasing Ballyhale Shamrocks in the Leinster club final this weekend.

Monday 13 December, 2021

Tactics Board: Liverpool's full-backs pick apart Gerrard's grand plan
# Christmas Tree Formation
# Christmas Tree Formation

Tactics Board: Liverpool's full-backs pick apart Gerrard's grand plan

Dec 13th 2021, 6:34 PM 6,538 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Liverpool’s narrow win over Aston Villa on Saturday, as Steven Gerrard returned to Anfield.

Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Tactics Board: Richarlison finds his form as Toffees sink Arsenal to relieve pressure on Benitez
# Goodison Park
# Goodison Park

Tactics Board: Richarlison finds his form as Toffees sink Arsenal to relieve pressure on Benitez

Dec 7th 2021, 5:52 PM 2,057 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan examines how Everton got the better of the Gunners in last night’s Premier League match.

Thursday 2 December, 2021

Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away

Dec 2nd 2021, 5:52 PM 1,333 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the senior women’s team’s record-breaking performance at Tallaght Stadium.

Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United
# Work To Be Done
# Work To Be Done

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United

Nov 30th 2021, 11:08 AM 3,911 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the arrival the Red Devils’ newly-appointed interim manager.

Monday 22 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass
# Relentless
# Relentless

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:34 PM 28,418 Views 13 Comments

Shane Keegan examines how Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.

Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 2:32 PM 12,928 Views 9 Comments

The Boys in Green eventually got their just rewards against Luxembourg to end the World Cup qualification campaign on a positive note, writes Shane Keegan.

Saturday 13 November, 2021

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently
# Xs And Os
# Xs And Os

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently

Updated Nov 13th 2021, 12:32 PM 13,728 Views 14 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down more encouraging signs of progress in Ireland’s performances under Stephen Kenny.

Thursday 11 November, 2021

3 key aspects of the game Ireland need to get right against Portugal
# From The Training Ground
# From The Training Ground

3 key aspects of the game Ireland need to get right against Portugal

Nov 11th 2021, 9:54 AM 3,052 Views 4 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the areas he believes Stephen Kenny and his coaching team will have been working hard on this week.

Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby
# Red V Blue
# Red V Blue

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby

Nov 9th 2021, 9:50 AM 3,137 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan analyses the brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s side in their 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Ahead of the play-offs, what do the numbers tell us about this year's First Division?
# SSE Airtricity League
# SSE Airtricity League

Ahead of the play-offs, what do the numbers tell us about this year's First Division?

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 3,726 Views 1 Comment

With the semi-final first legs being played tonight, Shane Keegan looks at the key statistics from the 2021 season.

Monday 1 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost
# Change In Formation
# Change In Formation

Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost

Nov 1st 2021, 3:56 PM 6,923 Views 2 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to switch to 5-3-2 brought some defensive solidity on Saturday evening, writes Shane Keegan.

Thursday 28 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win
# WNT
# WNT

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 12:06 PM 11,993 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier.

Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done
# One Sided Affair
# One Sided Affair

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done

Oct 26th 2021, 12:10 PM 8,019 Views 3 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down where it went wrong for the increasingly under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.

Monday 18 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Tielemans destroys Pogba as Leicester highlight Man United's problems
# Outfoxed
# Outfoxed

Tactics Board: Tielemans destroys Pogba as Leicester highlight Man United's problems

Oct 18th 2021, 5:52 PM 6,295 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan takes a closer look at Saturday’s six-goal thriller, which has piled more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Saturday 16 October, 2021

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?
# Exes And Ohs
# Exes And Ohs

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?

Oct 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 6,810 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks back at how Ireland’s two impressive victories this week were achieved in a very different manner and explains why that’s such a positive for Ireland going forward.

Monday 11 October, 2021

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team

Oct 11th 2021, 4:35 PM 7,014 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the first competitive win of the Stephen Kenny era.

Monday 4 October, 2021

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic

Oct 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 6,137 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.

Monday 27 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City

Sep 27th 2021, 3:28 PM 3,833 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down Saturday’s meeting of two title contenders at Stamford Bridge.

Monday 20 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Tuchel's introduction of Kante proves a game-changing decision for Chelsea
# The Twins
# The Twins

Tactics Board: Tuchel's introduction of Kante proves a game-changing decision for Chelsea

Sep 20th 2021, 6:21 PM 4,754 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan focuses on yesterday’s London derby in his latest Tactics Board.

Monday 13 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Greenwood becomes Ronaldo's new Rooney at Man United
# Xs And Os
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Greenwood becomes Ronaldo's new Rooney at Man United

Sep 13th 2021, 5:32 PM 7,250 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia

Sep 8th 2021, 5:16 PM 3,496 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan looks back at Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

Monday 6 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?
# Xs And Os
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?

Sep 6th 2021, 10:20 AM 5,259 Views 5 Comments

Shane Keegan reviews a frustrating evening for the Boys in Green.

Thursday 2 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 5,506 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down last night’s bitterly disappointing loss in the Algarve.

Monday 30 August, 2021

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea

Aug 30th 2021, 1:49 PM 7,006 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield.

Monday 23 August, 2021

Tactics Board: Arteta outsmarted and outgunned by Tuchel and well-oiled Chelsea
# Chalkboard
# Chalkboard

Tactics Board: Arteta outsmarted and outgunned by Tuchel and well-oiled Chelsea

Aug 23rd 2021, 1:07 PM 5,476 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down the big Premier League games every Monday.

Monday 16 August, 2021

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility
# Analysis
# Analysis

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility

Aug 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 5,911 Views 0 Comments

The former Dundalk analyst will be breaking down the weekend’s big Premier League game this season.