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A diary of Liverpool Football Club’s 2014/15 season, with a difference. The book may kick off with a chapter on the season opener and end with the last game; but this diary isn’t written by a single author. Nor does it focus heavily on the actual soccer. Instead, We’re Everywhere, Us is a collaboration—a compilation of pieces offering a different personal take on what it means to support Liverpool. Friendship. Family. Travel. Tragedy. Work. Each piece is a long, rich read, completely unique and distinct from those that precede and follow it.
In today’s hypercompetitive world, contact sports bring about fierce rivalries between fans, between players, and even between countries. From the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines in grid iron football, to the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks in rugby, to Real Madrid and Barcelona in association football (soccer), contact sports incite a passion few other games can replicate. Though these modern contests of brawn might vary in ways both subtle and significant, they draw on a common history that dates back centuries.
The game’s top players have remarkable speed, agility, and coordination demonstrated through precision passing, incredible ball control, and an uncanny ability to anticipate and react to the opposition’s moves. Although the best players can make these skills look easy, each is a result of dedication, commitment, and countless hours of practice.In Elite Soccer Drills, renowned coach Mike Matkovich shares the same drills he has used in developing some of soccer’s premier players. The 82 drills emphasize execution in high-level play while addressing the finer points of passing and receiving, attacking and defending, and heading.W
You volunteered to coach the soccer team, but are you really ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer has the answers.In Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer, longtime coaches Lindsey and Tim Blom share their experience and provide advice you can rely on from first practice to final game.Develop your players’ dribbling, passing, shooting, and goalkeeping skills with the Survival Guide’s collection of the game’s best youth drills.
Through the life story of Heinz Hoher, player, coach, manager, scout and sports director, Ronald Reng tells the dramatic story of the rise of the Bundesliga over the last fifty years since it was founded in 1963. During that period, football has grown from a game where a club’s directors, puffing on cigars, would join the players in their dressing room at half time, to today’s highly paid environment, where Red Bull are trying to break into one of the most successful sporting brands in the world.F
The reality of Scottish soccer comes alive in this documentation of the singing, the swearing, and the sheer nonsense of what occurs every Saturday afternoon. Visiting each of the country’s 42 grounds, this account offers an alternative travelogue around Scotland that covers every aspect of the beloved national game: the town and their teams, the fans and their obsessions. From practical factors pertaining to public transportation and facilities to more important things, such as snacks and pubs, this soccer reference documents every aspect of the sport.
In soccer, perhaps more than any other sport, success hinges on team performance rather than individual play. As coaches are well aware, inspiring a group of players to perform as a finely tuned, coordinated unit is an on-going challenge. While several factors interfere with cohesion and flow of a soccer team, no published work has specifically addressed how to prevent and conquer such problems . . . until now.In One Goal: The Mindset of Winning Soccer Teams, internationally renowned performance psychologist and author of the best-selling Focused for Soccer, Bill Beswick, delivers an unrivaled guide to developing a winning team mindset.O
The soccer techniques and tactics detailed in this book are drawn from the experience of the best coaches who have ever written for the NSCAA s renowned Soccer Journal. Coaches you can shape your training according to the practical instruction given in this collection. If you want to strengthen the technique and tactics of your team on the field, the colorful, clearly explained and expertly rendered training plans in this book will easily provide you with the knowledge to improve the skills of your players.T
Wilson Raj Perumal has been labeled the world’s most prolific match-fixer in football’s recent history. Born a village boy in rural Singapore in the mid-60’s, Wilson climbed the heights of international match-fixing across five continents all the way to the World Cup, becoming FIFA’s most wanted man.Like a "guppy in the sea", Wilson started off a small gambler, mixing with the local Singapore bookies, and witnessed the rise and fall of the old-school Asian "big fish" of match-fixing until he found himself competing against them in a world with no set rules, where turncoats are the norm and quick money the only drive.P
Few can match the tremendous impact that Arsene Wenger has had since his arrival at Arsenal in 1996. After over 1,000 games with the club, the world-class Frenchman has developed the Gunners into a team capable of challenging for top domestic and European honours every year. His three Premiership titles are evidence of Wenger’s unique tactical skill and his famous ability to spot talented young footballers, while the 2014 FA Cup win silenced those who began to doubt his cerebral approach to management in a season dominated by bitter historical rivalries.
Winners of 8 national championships, the Indiana University Hoosiers are to men’s college soccer what University of North Carolina is to college basketball or University of Notre Dame is to college football.”To Chase A Dream” is the true story of one kids near-impossible desire to play soccer at the national powerhouse, a kid who was told time after time that he simply wasn’t good enough and never would be. What all the doubters failed to consider was that inside the body of under-sized, humble Paul Kapsalis was the heart of a lion.
Modern soccer is big business. From the ill-received takeover of Manchester United by the Glazer family to Paris Saint Germain’s current shopping spree for the best footballers on the planet, soccer finance has become an increasingly important part of the game.Barely a summer goes by now without a cherished club going into administration or a wealthy businessman funding a mid table team’s ascension to Champions League competitor. Meanwhile, the twice-annual multi-million dollar merry-go-round of transfer season sees players (and now managers) signed for sums thought impossible just a decade ago.
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