The introduction of VAR in the Premier league is fraught with difficulty because the scope is too large and the reviews will be hobbled by the same biases the match referees and their assistants suffer. …Read More →
Posts in the Category: Football Philosophy
I have been rereading “Inverting the Pyramid” by Johnathan Wilson for the umpteenth time. The book gives an overview of evolutions in soccer tactics over the century plus of such things and is always enjoyable …Read More →
Bob Bradley has the wrong accent. That’s not why he was fired, Swansea’s woeful showing ensured that, but from when he was hired there were mutterings in the English media about how Bradley sounded. They …Read More →
I set up legendaryfootballgrounds.com because I have an extreme passion for watching – (previously playing) – and now coaching football. Aside from sharing beautiful shots of football stadiums with people around the globe, …Read More →
We now interrupt our regular programming for a small note on terminology:
I use the terms fan and supporter interchangeably, mostly for variety, but I do believe that there is a difference. The supporter is there when the club fails, coming back the next match, the next season and so on hoping for success but knowing their support isn’t predicated upon silverware. The fan is epitomized by a gentleman I met last summer who informed me he “used to be” a Manchester United fan but after the trophy-less 2013-2014 season he was going to support another team. The fan stands up and is ready to walk away when things go badly while the supporter stands up and sings louder.
Which one are you? Let me know by leaving a comment in the space below…
Watch the first 20 seconds of this clip:
Really it is about 7 seconds that matter: 8-15.
The dummy is a neglected skill, especially at the recreational level, but here we get …Read More →