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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Ajax captain Matthjas de Ligt was made to excel in the Champions League, but how has he managed to make that break through at such a young age.  It helps that the 19-year-old is at a club whose aim is...
  • January 22, 2021
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In the first of a three-part series with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he talks about how the Elite Formation Coaching Licensee for MLS coaches will help North America produce elite-level footballers. Fred Lipka is a football frontiersman...
  • January 18, 2021
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In the final part of our interview with MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka, he talks about the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league’s evolution.  Fred Lipka hopes Alphonso Davies and...
  • January 18, 2021
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Last month’s EFL Youth Development Week highlighted the work being done by clubs outside the Premier League in providing opportunities for young players. Just how significant that work has been was shown last summer when an England squad full of players...
  • January 18, 2021
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IT is one thing to have success in sport, but it is another thing to build a dynasty. Football Innovation Series caught up with Wales head of performance Tony Strudwick ahead of the Football Innovation Summit 2019, taking place in London on...
  • January 18, 2021
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