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Tactically Naive

Weekly column from Andi Thomas on the world of soccer.

Tactically Naive: ‘Sunshine on Leith,’ and why football crowds sing

Tactically Naive: Is it time to give up on the European soccer season?

Tactically Naive: Tottenham fans prove that public shaming works

Soccer’s return date has become a guessing game

We may not have soccer, but we’ll always have Jimmy Greenhoff ruining Liverpool’s treble

Tactically Naive: The weirdness of watching sports in empty stadiums

Liverpool can’t possibly blow a Premier League title, right?

Liverpool are crushingly inevitable, and so are West Ham

The Premier League’s race for fifth place is the best thing about the Manchester City ban

Tactically Naive: This own goal contained more drama than most Oscar winners

3 modest suggestions to rebrand VAR

Pau López’s error against Lazio must be seen to be believed

Tactically Naive: Liverpool have broken the Premier League

The beauty of England’s FA Cup

Tactically Naive: The Premier League’s biggest moments you may have missed over Christmas

Tactically Naive: Racism’s ugly head remains obnoxiously reared

The best things about every Champions League matchup

Tactically Naive: West Ham cure a crisis (but not theirs)

Soccer awards are silly, so why not give Lionel Messi every Ballon d’Or?

Tactically Naive: Jose Mourinho has banished Dele Alli’s brother

Tactically Naive: Euro 2020 qualifying is really upping the weirdness

Tactically Naive: Trying to outclass Liverpool is exhausting and pointless

Tactically Naive: So long Niko Kovac, you were fine and that just won’t do

Tactically Naive: Serie A is back, baby!

Tactically Naive: The Premier League is making us pay attention in August, which is rude

Tactically Naive: Playoffs are the cruelest month

Tactically Naive: What Europe’s year of repeat league champions means for elite men’s soccer

Everyone told Vincent Kompany ‘don’t shoot.’ Thank goodness he didn’t listen

Tactically Naive: The Premier League mid-table is risen!

Tactically Naive: How to live in a world full of VAR

PSG and Juventus failed to win league titles for another week. Let’s laugh

Choupo-Moting had one of the worst missed goals in soccer history so that we could sin