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Big Sam reaches into his bag of tricks

Prozone* is passe' for Sam Allardyce. Been there, done that. This season, you can add Tai Chi to the list of oddball "techniques and therapies" employed by Bolton Wanders FC. People used to laugh at Big Sam, but he manages to keep his little club one step ahead of all but the mightiest rivals in the Premier League.

* (Prozone is the system that measures how much ground soccer players cover in a football match, and lets managers document who is running and where, who is loafing, and so on.)