12 Terrible Big-Game Coaching Blunders

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12 Terrible Big-Game Coaching Blunders
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Managers are in a unique position and have the ability to change the course of a game. While their screaming and hollering from the sidelines may be more cathartic for them personally than useful for the side as a whole, the coach can arm his players with the best tactics and team selection to get the desired result.

And, if things need changing, then the correct substitutions at the right time can hugely change the course of a match.

Conversely, the wrong strategic set-up or player choices can cost the team dearly and increase the opposition's chances of winning.

Here are 12 such occasions when gaffes from the gaffer have led to catastrophe.

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