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Nothing to prove?

Nothing to prove?

by Philip MacDonald

This idea that you “have nothing to prove” needs to be re-evaluated.  If this is how you think then you...

A Gentleman’s Game

A Gentleman’s Game

by Ivan Bobanovic

Cico Kranjčar is a gentleman’s football manager. After an injury to one of the players on the opposing team, the...

Don’t get so caught up in your position on the field

Don’t get so caught up in your position on the field

by Ivan Bobanovic

Positions on the field are overrated.  When a player is assigned to a central midfield role, for example, he/she will...

What is soccer for?

What is soccer for?

by Ivan Bobanovic

In many of our blogs on Goalden, we’ve talked about the lack of a system in North America to develop...

Life or death

Life or death

by Ivan Bobanovic

Another players collapse in the middle of a game has sent shock waves through the world.  In the 33rd minute...

Respect and professionalism in sport?

Respect and professionalism in sport?

by Philip MacDonald

Canadian author Declan Hill wrote in the Ottawa Citizen regarding the heavily publicized boxing match between Justin Trudeau and Patrick...

A lesson for all ages

A lesson for all ages

by Ivan Bobanovic

“What a lesson for these young people, that if you share, you give up some of yourself for everyone around...

How to become a master

How to become a master

by Philip MacDonald

Canadian journalist, author and speaker Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the 10,000 rule where he says if you want to become...

Choose your idols wisely

Choose your idols wisely

by Ivan Bobanovic

In an earlier blog, Thought of the day: players are getting dumber, I talked about, well, players getting dumber.  Now,...

Luis Suarez could have caused a riot

Luis Suarez could have caused a riot

by Philip MacDonald

Luis Suarez is a disgrace to football. You’d think after being found guilty of racist remarks and receiving an eight...

Why shake hands before a game?

Why shake hands before a game?

by Ivan Bobanovic

Over the past decade or so, professional soccer leagues have made it a requirement that prior to a games kickoff, the...

You think you have what it takes to be a coach?

You think you have what it takes to be a coach?

by Ivan Bobanovic

The expectations we’ve set for ourselves as a society have become unrealistic.  In every aspect of our lives we demand...