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The pressure on young footballers

14 Sep 19

Does the pressure on young footballers cause them to fail? It is an interesting question as a recent interview with Aston Villa player Tyrone Mings claimed his best player development came from simply...

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Qatar World Cup fast approaching but legacy of player mistreatment shouldn’t be forgotten

9 Sep 19

Zahir Belounis spent a nightmare 19 months trapped in Qatar thanks to his football club not allowing him to exit the country.

The 2022 World Cup is fast approaching in Qatar and the country will host...

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Football socks: Do you cut the feet off your socks?

3 Sep 19

It is funny to think that less than 10 years ago, the practice of football players cutting the feet off their football socks started. A generation of players may not realise it, but in 2012, cutting the...

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Eat like a pro: 5 foods you need to eat for top football performance

31 Aug 19

If you want to be a professional footballer, you have to eat like one. As former WWE superstar "Stone Cold" Steve Austin says, "You can't out-train a poor diet". Top-class footballers not only train well...

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Like Father, Like Son: Young footballers following in their dads’ footsteps

27 Aug 19

Top-class footballers tend to pave the way for their offspring to enter the world of football. Some sons have made a name for themselves. However, many sons never reached the heights their old men did....

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What is Turf Toe?

23 Aug 19

Turf Toe is an injury that affects the big toe and can be incredibly painful. The effects of turf toe can put football players out of action for weeks.

The injury received its name due to American football...

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Football player-managers: What happened to the once common practice?

21 Aug 19

There was a time in football that a team's manager was also one of its star players. The likes of Kenny Dalglish, Glenn Hoddle, and Graeme Souness were all successful player-managers. Not only were they...

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5 Biggest football transfer shocks

16 Aug 19

The football transfer window for the major leagues around Europe will close soon. As major moves kick into high gear and potential deals go bust, it is a time to look back on some of the biggest football...

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The strange case of Ravel Morrison

14 Aug 19

The name Ravel Morrison may ring a few bells for football fans. At least for those truly unfamiliar with the English footballer. If you haven't seen him play, there is a good chance you may not have, you...

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Lower back pain leads to common football injuries

8 Aug 19

Lower back pain can be a small issue that becomes a larger problem for football players. The back is connected to the legs and feet, and an injury can affect all three areas. Some footballers could even...

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How to cool off when it gets hot at football training

23 Jul 19

This week, a heatwave has hit England and football teams around the country have had to alter the way they train. It doesn't take much for players to get overcome by heat. In some cases, players can suffer...

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From the top to the bottom: Gregory van der Wiel

19 Jul 19

Twelves years ago, Dutch full-back Gregory van der Wiel began his career at Ajax. After coming through the club's youth team, the young defender earned a spot in the first team and quickly solidified himself...

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