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Ten Defining World Cup Moments In My Lifetime #05

5. Paul Gascoigne is reduced to tears before England lose on penalties to Germany. World Cup Semi-Final, Italy, 1990. One of the earliest World Cup memories of my generation was undoubtedly the famous images of Paul Gascoigne reduced to tears … Continue reading

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Ten Defining World Cup Moments In My Lifetime #08

8. Ronaldo sets the record straight as Brazil return to the top of world football – World Cup Final, Tokyo, Japan 2002 Following on from the Brazilian anguish of 1998, in 2002 the world was once again focused on Ronaldo … Continue reading

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FA Interview With Carlo Ancelotti

FA interview with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. The full interview is available in the FA Boot Room magazine for April. Real Madrid head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has urged aspiring English coaches and managers to study the intricacies of the … Continue reading

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Belgian Football Development

Belgian FA -Youth Development Philosophy PDF file looking at the philosophy of Belgian Youth Football. http://www.nzs.si/resources/files/doc/dokumenti/ostali_dokumenti/Mladinski_napredek_Belgija.pdf

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Session: Coach Strikers When And How To Combine Their Movement To Create Goalscoring Opportunities

The session is divided into two phases: Functional Practice and Phase of Play The principles of attacking should be applied throughout: Penetration, Dispersal, Movement, Support, Innovation Functional Practice Setup Functional practice using funnelled central area starting from corners of six … Continue reading

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Session: Coach a Team to Press As a Unit

Coaching A Team To Press Defensively In A Small Sided Game Setup 70 x 50 approx. 8v8 + GKs Offside rule applies Key Factors Compactness (Distance, angle of supporting players, horizontally and vertically) Closest player to apply pressure (How? Show … Continue reading

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Session: Coach A Team To Defend Against Combination Play

Coach A Team To Defend Against Combination Play A session I coached to coach a team to defend against combination play. Session begins with a functional practice then moves into a phase of play. I spent approximately 20 minutes with … Continue reading

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