Valdes delivered motivational team talk ahead of United debut

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Victor Valdes has already made an impact at Manchester United after inspiring the club’s U-21’s to a win over Liverpool on Monday. 362 more words


Thesis: Do you need big players in your team to win big games?

It’s been the most obvious question posed towards Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in well over a year: why don’t you invest in a dynamic, ball winning, … 756 more words


Winter Breaking Bad

Every winter, since records began, football fixtures across the nation have fallen foul to bad weather. Recent history indicates that no league, professional or otherwise, is safe from Mother Nature’s wrath and this week alone a number of matches in the Football League have either been postponed or abandoned during play. 792 more words


The curious case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

The playing form of the venerable Football Club Barcelona with the current crop of players follows the curious case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One day the club plays the trademark ‘Barcelona’ football at an extremely fast pace, fighting for the ball, giving the opponent players very little time on the ball, forcing them to make mistakes and losing the ball. 269 more words


Insanity: A week in the life of a Grassroots Gaffer

The generic weekly timetable for a grassroots manager looks roughly like this:

  • Monday – Admin for previous fixture; Ensure kit is washed; Club meeting.
  • Tuesday – Plan training session.
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Resurrection of the English Striker

It’s May 14th 1995, Alan Shearer’s Blackburn has just secured the Premier League title, with ‘Big Al’ himself scoring 34 of the club’s league goals. Closely behind Alan in the top goalscorer rankings that season are 7 other Englishmen; Messrs Fowler, Ferdinand, Collymore, Cole, Le Tissier, Sheringham and Wright (PremierLeague.com, 2015). 473 more words


Guardiola nega convite para ser diretor técnico do Barcelona

O técnico do Bayern de Munique, Pep Guardiola, negou ter recebido um convite de Joan Laporta, possível candidato à presidência do Barcelona, pra ser diretor esportivo do time catalão, caso o dirigente assuma o cargo. 97 more words