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Top 5 Football Coaching Strategies To Win Every Game
What Is A Coach? Football coaches are in charge of coordinating, instructing, motivating, and organizing football teams. They may work with children, adults, non-professionals, or professional players, depending on their experience, qualifications, and interests. Football coaches train players, devise game plans and tactics, and inspire them.
In the shadow of Stalin
A Soviet fighter jet launches itself from the stand over the away team’s bench. Players warm up amid heavy artillery. Tanks patrol the car park and, legend has it, there’s a top secret metro line to the Kremlin down below. Amid the rusting military hardware there’s an eerie hum from a PA system long out of use. Welcome to Moscow’s forgotten stadium.
Hebburn Town's transformation
When Hebburn Town run out at Wembley on Monday in the FA Vase Final, it will be the latest memorable moment in a remarkable sporting turnaround. Less than five years ago, the Tyneside club was on the brink of collapse and the future seemed bleak.
Five emerging Indian footballers from ISL 2020-21
Having just turned 26, Mumbai City FC winger Bipin Singh neither is the youngest on the list nor new to the ISL. However, until this season, Bipin Singh’s role had been strictly restricted to that of an impact sub, mostly coming in the last few minutes of matches. Despite playing 34 ISL matches in total in his first three seasons, Bipin was on the field for just 1,265 minutes.
European Super League
As I write this, the news of the pending formation of a new “European Super League” is now hours old. Many of you may or may not be aware of the formation of this new league. But for those of you out there oblivious to the world of football (soccer) let me enlighten you about the impact of this announcement and breakdown its impending implications for football as a whole.
Is the European Super League about to bring the 1975 film Rollerball into existence?
Wow. Big statement. So Let me explain. The European Super League was announced to the public on the 18th April 2021. This involved 12 super clubs in European Football stating an intention to create a new breakaway tournament. The clubs who stated their intention were AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid, Barcelona, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Europe's Biggest Football Teams Plan The Creation Of New European Super League
Twelve of Europe's biggest football clubs have come up with a joint agreement to form a new European Super League which is meant to be an alternative or replacement to the UEFA Champions League. The Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the two Milan clubs as the 12 of the 15 'founding' members of the new 20-team breakaway league. The tournament would be an elitist event which would be held every year which would have no forms of promotion or relegation.
How to Coach a Heisman Trophy Winner
As a football coach of forty plus years, and a man that has coached a Heisman Winner, the best way to get him to full potential is let him be himself. There are certain things you simply can and cannot change, when you have a thoroughbred you let them run and All American athletes are much the same.
Doing Things Differently
Doing Things Differently I have a tendency, fuck it, a need, to see something and change it, so it fits my terms of easier. I believe some call it ‘looking at the big picture’ and I just like changing the norm. Most every team I’ve ever coached has been undermanned, but we always played with a passion that other teams grappled with. We played differently, especially on offense, where I’d try anything to put points in the board. That is the name if the game, just score more than the other team.
A Viking Funeral
A Viking Funeral There’s a fine art in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and I’ve seen it accomplished as a player, a coach, a fan, and a parent, but please don’t try this at home, it will take a huge piece of your ego and leave you scratching your head like you have lice.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
The question of the last two decades: Who is the best footballer in the world? If being the best is measured by Ballon d'Ors then Messi is the best, but if it is measured by goals then Ronaldo is the best. I guess we can all agree that we may never find an answer to this question.
Stand and Deliver
Firsts: Stand and Deliver Playing sports as a youngster you never realize your parents are living vicariously through you, all you’re doing is playing ball, having fun and hanging with your buddies, but as you begin the matriculation process things start to change. By the time you reach high school your representing your fellow students, parents and friends as well as alumni that support the program financially and as fans.