Becoming a Professional Footballer
Obviously there is no sure-fire “how to” guide to becoming a professional footballer. It is a very competitive job market, and only a select few from an entire amateur club will have a chance at becoming professional over the years. Even if one player per club was picked to become a professional at their nearest pro club there would be a massive overload of players.How to Coach Youth Soccer – Making a Difference!
Volunteers are the backbone of youth soccer programs at the community level today. Due to turnover of players and the lack of strong soccer heritage in this country, many of these volunteers have no experience with soccer. Despite the belief of some who were brought up playing baseball and American football, most parents also lack the basic knowledge to coach soccer.The African Cup of Nations 2013 – Preview
On January 19th 2013, the African Cup of Nations tournament kicks off. You’d be forgiven if you didn’t know this; the event never receives the coverage it deserves, and in fact only seems to get a mention when British football managers moan about losing their star African players to the tournament for a few weeks in the middle of the season. Rather than moaning about the tournament’s timing, let’s celebrate a fantastic event, and join with millions of Africans all over the world who will be following the event closely. Its impact within the continent is enormous, both economically (especially for the host nation South Africa) but also socially, by bringing people together and lifting their spirits.Sports Betting – Learn to Make Extra Money
Betting in sports can only give you profits when you operate smartly. Betting is a risk. Greater the risk, greater are the chances to win a jackpot. But you can lose your money too. The best way of sports betting is to bet while staying safe. You may find following sports tips helpful while making a gamble.Soccer in the United States – Why Its Athletes Should Be Given More Respect
Soccer is a way of life for me, and I may be bias when I say some of these things, but hopefully it will give some of those non-soccer fans a better understanding of why we deserve some more credit for the game we love and play. As a soccer player, I know that the sport, as well as its athletes, can be belittled, or even forgotten at times. Usually people are more concerned with baseball, basketball, or of course, football.Firing of Hughes and Di Matteo Proves Urgency and Change Are Favoured Over Patience and Loyalty
With the high profile sackings of both Chelsea and QPR managers we are further reminded of the lack of patience at the highest levels of club football in the modern era. More than ever, football is a results business where what you’ve done last year, and even last month is completely forgotten by club ownership. There is simply too much at stake and thus there is precious little room for patience. This is evident in the cases of Roberto Di Matteo and Mark Hughes whom were both fired last week in completely different football environments.United Is On First Place Since Chelsea Restrained City
On Saturday the Rangers travelled north to face the Red Devils at the Old Trafford, where as expected the hosts win, and not so much that they had to bear a goal from the visitors. At 51 minutes of the match, QPR opened the scoreboard with a close range shot from Jamie Mackie, not too elaborated, still as exciting for the Londoners as if it would’ve, for it raised hopes of a first triumph for the club. Because until now the Rangers have only reach 4 ties and suffered 9 fatal defeats, which have put them on the bottom of the table, in urgent need of a miracle to leave the relegation…On Being a Fan – Why I Love West Bromwich Albion
I don’t really remember when I first became aware of football as a kid. It was just always there.Kagawa: Continuing The Manchester Tradition Of Glory
Since his 17-million pound transfer deal from Borussia Dortmund last June, Shinji Kagawa has made an incredibly impressive start at the Old Trafford. From being the Player of the Month in August and showing his full array of arsenals during the pre-season friendlies, Kagawa is surely primed to keep his level of play up throughout the entire Premier League season.Top Five Spanish Coaches According to Football Fans’ Voting
Article depicts facts and achievements of the best five football managers according to the international supporters’ opinion. Managers were ranked by the number of fans’ voices on the international public football rankings website.