Posted by Carl Robertson on 01 February, 2013
In a recent FA survey children were asked what they felt was the most enjoyable thing about playing football. Meeting with and making new friends topped the list by a mile. Far ahead of winning, scoring, league tables, medals and trophies, all identified as adult preoccupations.
Posted by Mike Trusson on 23 January, 2013
I recently received a question on a UEFA B coaching topic, one which is very relevant to the way football has evolved tactically. The question was how do you Coach a team to defend a counter attack.
Imagine game situations where a team will have to defend a counter attack in a game. It is when a team are attacking, they have lost the ball and have committed players forward and the other team gain possession and look to attack quickly and directly. The team now have a problem as they are going to be outnumbered by the attacking team...
Posted by Mike Trusson on 17 January, 2013
The new BT TV deal gives the Premier League £1 billion a year in television income, even before the overseas rights are factored in. Add to this income from march ticket sales, marketing, sponsorship income, income from other competitions such as the Champions League, FA cup etc it is little wonder they the Championship play off game is estimated to be worth £100 million to the winner.
Posted by Mike Trusson on 13 January, 2013
Football is by far and away the biggest sport in the world. Its sheer beauty is its simplicity. Two teams compete and try to score more goals than the other. How simple is that?! The teams involved attack, defend, attack and defend. The action quickly swings from end to end. The players are supreme athletes playing the game at a super fast pace. At the highest level of football all this action is captured by an array of cameras that show the action from every angle possible. The technology allows the action to be shown in super slow motion and it can be analysed by the experts in the studio in a matter of seconds.
Posted by Mike Trusson on 13 December, 2012
So the debacle and disgrace that was Chelsea football club's complaint against Mark Clattenburg has been investigated and Mr Clattenburg has been cleared by the FA. Once the complaint had been made by Chelsea football club, the football association were duty-bound to investigate this absurd complaint. How Chelsea football club ever had the nerve to lodge this complaint against Clattenburg is beyond the comprehension of most right minded people. But fair play to the football association, they responded in the right manner, investigated thoroughly, and cleared Mr Clattenburg fully.
Posted by Mike Trusson on 15 November, 2012
In this article, I will show you how to plan the 5th and final Progression of the FA Level 2 soccer training session on the topic of 'Improving the Technique of Creating Space'. This is the final article in a series of 6 created to help you pass the FA level 2 course. To get future updates without having to worry, why not follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and watch some of our great videos on YouTube.