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Michael Graham

Football writer, Sunderland AFC devotee, Bundesliga obsessive

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Tactics Talk: Liverpool lose midfield control with back three

Michael Graham | On 07, Oct 2013 Michael Graham assesses Liverpool's use of a 3-4-1-2 formation in their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. Liverpool picked up another three points courtesy of a first-half blitz at Anfield, yet the nature of the win seemed to leave Brendan Rodgers with plenty to ponder.

Poyet strikes right tone in Sunderland hot seat

"I don't like talking in advance", insisted a suddenly stony-faced Gus Poyet as the press turned the conversation towards Sunderland's survival chances this season. "Talking is too easy". Amid the standard cliched rhetoric that otherwise permeated the Uruguayan's introduction to the press, it was arguably the easiest sentiment with which Sunderland fans could identify in years.

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