The plan is to write a series about those players who are in the doorstep of the very elite. They are may be in one of the best teams or a leading player of their league. But in my opinion they need one more step ahead to progress to a level upwards. Christian Eriksen (born... Continue Reading →
Huddersfield won the English Championship playoff final at the Wembley so they got promoted to the top flight after 45 years. Their secret is a well-elaborated strategy and the spirit based on their manager David Wagner's drive. The German led them to the playoff final, and they got their well-deserved promotion with penalties.
Every strategy, game plan or tactical approach ought to have a clear vision about the key principles it was built upon, and its weaknesses and strengths. The team must know how they want to attack and defend. These principles and guidelines help the players to orientate themselves in time and space across the pitch. Now... Continue Reading →
My friend's team participated in a sunday youth tournament, he is their coach, friend and sometimes thier father. 90% of the squad is from minority, sometimes they can't go to training, because of the weather, they haven't got enough warm clothes to use it for training. If they play a match the families come to cheer them. They have some really talented lad who could make something out from football.
This is the second piece of the series dedicated to acquaint the mental side of the beautiful game. In my previous article we discussed about the main characteristics of football, and we delved into the differences between the closed skills and open skills. Now we are going further to talk about the core principles of game intelligence.
So after three months and 13 games, The Blues's very impressive run of straight league wins comes to an end. A @Dele_Alli double lifts Spurs to 3rd place and declined Chelsea a record-breaking 14th consecutive #PL victory. Great performance by Alli, he was fantastic, but the work of Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele in midfield needs acknowledging. The players gave an outstanding gift to their manager, as this was Pochettino 150th match in Premier League.
There were some high-flying events of the previous year. We had ups and downs, great achievements, and big failures. Leicester city demonstrated that we should dream and if we fight strong enough we can do great things. The Pogba transfer was the first 'social media' driven deal of history. The Portugal national team won the European championship despite they weren't the best but had great luck and Fernando Santos idea. Johan Cruyff died and we lost one of the greatest thinker and innovator of football. Chile won the Copa America centenario the oldest international tournament.
I would like to share some websites, blogs, twitter accounts and useful sources to get knowledge about football. There are some favourites, I highly recommend to dive into these great materials.
Firstly, my name is David, and I'm dealing with football for 10 years now. I've never was the most skillful player in the team, but I had vision and intelligence to read the flow of the game. And this was my only chance to get place in the starting eleven, so I had to be prepared for that moment when I possessed the ball.