WHILE fans look at results as a barometer of whether a coach is good or not, it is always more insightful to speak to the players who have worked with them. Speaking with New Zealand WNT head coach Tom Sermanni...
  • February 20, 2021
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ALL eyes at Elland Road may well be firmly fixed on the dugout and the work of head coach Marcelo Bielsa, but ears have regularly had their attention diverted by the excited support of Director of Football Victor Orta. If...
  • February 20, 2021
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BIG changes are coming, that much was clear, though Becky Burleigh kept quiet on the seismic personal shift she was about to publicly announce. It is Friday January 29. Becky is sat in her office chatting on zoom with us...
  • February 10, 2021
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Becky Burleigh has announced she is retiring from coaching at the conclusion of the University of Florida’s 2021 spring season – her 26th as head coach of the Florida Gators. In that time Becky has taken a blank canvass to...
  • January 30, 2021
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We do all our opposition scouting on video. As an analysis department we have one video analyst, which is me, and one data analyst. I provide all the video clips on opposition, training and matches. In terms of the analysing...
  • January 22, 2021
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Just over 12 months ago Bruce Suraci sent out a questionnaire to his peers on the topic of genetic testing in football. It is a research field the Bournemouth Head of Academy Coaching and Development has been working on since...
  • January 22, 2021
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FIFA’s Football Stakeholders Committee have recommended a limit on loans of players as part of a series of reforms to the current transfer system.The restriction on international loans is specifically targeting Europe’s biggest clubs to “prevent player hoarding and ensure...
  • January 22, 2021
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LE HAVRE technical director Michael Bunel is rightly proud of the achievements of the club’s ‘famous Academy’. He puts their success with nurturing talents like Paul Pogba, Benjamin Mendy and Dimitri Payet down to one thing that separates good players...
  • January 22, 2021
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In this era of eight figure contracts, player recruitment is a high stakes game. Keen global interest and accelerating competitiveness in sport has led to football clubs scouting the world for the best players with the greatest potential. Accurately assessing...
  • January 22, 2021
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In part two (of three) of our interview with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he speaks about adaptable coaches and the challenges of working in a country where football is not the dominant sport.  Fred Lipka has a very...
  • January 22, 2021
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