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The Real Captain Fantastic

Each of us has our own ideas as to what a good captain is and how he should behave. The ideal captain for me is someone who can inspire his entire team. He puts everything out on the field and works for the greater goal rather than any individual accolades. He sticks up for any one of his teammates when necessary. He is a vocal leader but can also lead by example on the pitch. Not only that but he is a great player, plays consistently at a high level and can even win big games.

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The best manager in the world…who is it?

With so many professional managers in the world there are many things to consider when deciding who is the best of the best.  Do they manage at club level?  International level?  What league do they manage?  How much hardware do they have?  How long have they been in charge at a club?  The list is endless.  However, one manager in particular stands out above them all and that is…

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Soccer Player Skill Development

How to volley like Zizou

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” – Roy Keane

Pick any particular game on TV or online and you’re going to witness at least one form of volley: A full volley, a half volley, a side volley, or the rare but unparalleled flying volley. Most times they’ll fail. But no matter what the outcome, it’s the risk involved that usually gets the fans behind the player who’s willing to attempt such a difficult maneuver.

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Soccer Player Skill Development

Protect Yourself, Learn to Shield and Never Lose Possession

In many sports, when you know how to protect yourself, you easily avoid knocks, bruises, and worst of all, serious injuries.  In soccer it is no different.  When you know how to defend yourself in every situation of the game, you will not only decrease the chance of getting hurt, but you will increase the difficulty for players to get close to you and get the ball from you.  Moreover, in the air, you will become almost impossible to hit and knock over.