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Alex Rance: Staying ahead of the game

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Alex Rance was a cornerstone of Richmond’s surprise run to the premiership in 2017. And as the Tigers backed up strongly this season, topping the ladder through the early rounds, he told Inside Sport that defending the flag brought pressure but also validation. “We now have some sort of level of what we need to […]

Alex Rance: The modern AFL defender

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Alex Rance is acclaimed as the best defender of his era in the AFL. But while the Richmond star shares some characteristics with all the great backmen of footy history, the way defenders play in today’s AFL is a bit different. He sat down with Inside Sport to explain. “Players are too skillful these days […]

Andres Iniesta: Deal with the opposition

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As a diminutive midfield maestro, Andres Iniesta has had to deal with bigger and tougher tackling opponents.  The former Barcelona and Spain legend spoke to FourFourTwo about his tricks of the trade to deal with them. Drawing a foul “Make the opponent think that you are going one way, then go the other. Confuse him. […]

Ronaldo’s Recipe for Success

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Manchester United’s head of performance, Tony Strudwick, reveals to FourFourTwo the extra training sessions which has made Cristiano Ronaldo one of the game’s greatest players. Was he always asking questions, was he like a student? “Yes, I think coachability and asking the right questions is what makes a great athlete, and Cristiano certainly had that. […]