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Goalkeeper gloves: When did goalkeepers begin wearing gloves?

15 Dec 18

Watch a football match on television or visit any youth, semi-professional, or five-a-side game, and you will see goalkeepers wearing gloves. The use of goalkeeper gloves makes complete sense as it allows...

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Miguel Almiron: The road to football success isn’t straightforward

11 Dec 18

On December 9th, Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron raised Major League Soccer's MLS Cup after his club defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 in the competition's finale. The Paraguayan had been in MLS...

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A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME

8 Dec 18

A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME
“I don’t think this is going to enhance the ball game at all” David Pleat (George Graham (Arsenal))

“If the new rule is the authorities’ idea of how to foster better...

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HOW THE BACK-PASS RULE CHANGED FOOTBALL OVER NIGHT

5 Dec 18

HOW THE BACK-PASS RULE CHANGED FOOTBALL OVER NIGHT
 

“The back-pass law is the best rule change ever – it has changed the game”

Peter Schmeichal
THE BACK-PASS RULE CHANGE
Many football...

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TRANSFERMARKT THE FOOTBALL AGENTS BIBLE

29 Nov 18

TRANSFERMARKT THE FOOTBALL AGENTS BIBLE
 
TRANSFERMARKT
In the past we would use football manager to search for new talent in football. It was always a buzz to see a friend or local player make...

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THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – FUN FACTS 2

25 Nov 18

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – FUN FACTS 2
 

The beautiful game blog is a follow on from our addition earlier in the week. We still have a few more great facts we’d like to share with you. Football...

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THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – FUN FACTS

21 Nov 18

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME 

 

The game of football is played and followed by millions across the globe. People spend their lives following childhood teams and favorite players. From the playgrounds...

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THE BIRTH OF FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND

19 Nov 18

THE BIRTH OF FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND
 

It has been long argued that football began in England. With millions of fans all over the world it’s hard to think of a time before football. The modern game...

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HOW TO PLAN PRE-SEASON TRAINING

17 Nov 18

HOW TO PLAN PRE-SEASON TRAINING

 

It has been a grueling 9 months of early starts and tough games. Near the end of a season players really start to feel the strain of an intense schedule of...

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BARCELONA ACADEMY VS REAL MADRID ACADEMY

10 Nov 18

BARCELONA ACADEMY VS REAL MADRID ACADEMY
 
LA MESIA – BARCELONA
When talking about successful football academies it’s impossible not to think of Barcelona. The club has dominated in the domestic...

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WHY DO TEAMS FROM SPAIN DOMINATE IN EUROPE?

8 Nov 18

WHY DO TEAMS FROM SPAIN DOMINATE IN EUROPE?
It’s no secret clubs from Spain have dominated in European competitions for many years. Their domination has been seen on an international and domestic level....

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TOP 5 FOOTBALL ACADEMIES IN ENGLAND

2 Nov 18

TOP 5 FOOTBALL ACADEMIES IN ENGLAND
 
WHAT MAKES AN ACADEMY GOOD?
There are a number of variables to look at when rating a football academy. We can look at the promotion of academy players to first...

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