Coverciano, also known as Casa Italia, located in Florence Italy, is the central training ground and technical headquarters of the Italian Football Federation. Footballing nations all have their own styles and philosophies, so what makes Italian coaches more appealing, successful and coveted more than the others? Italy has a coaching school called Coverciano, where trainee […]
Author : Uche Abugu
Are we witnessing a paradigm shift, speed over talent and skills?
The Vision- Spotting your teammate’s run put that perfect ball in for him…Spot a gap between two defenders enough for you to pass, go for it. Goalkeeper is out of position or not covering a corner, go for that cracker… The vision makes the player…Speed and skills he’s born with, like everyone! Companies like Stats […]
Are Liverpool a one Mané team?
It’s a familiar refrain heard in football conversations around the world – ‘you’re just a one-man team!’ Ironically football is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball made out of leather, enjoyed by millions, made in England, but transcends gender, race, religion and locality. Football is arguably the […]
‘I was at the Chelsea training ground last week to see Eden Hazard and noticed N’Golo Kante wandering back to the changing rooms. So I went over to him and stood in front of him. And I poked him in the chest. I had to, just to check if he was real! “You are real, […]
KLOPP FOR THE CHOP?
After the ….Danke! (Thank you) & Auf wiedersehen Jurgen! (Goodbye Jurgen) ..then came, Welcome, Klopp to the Kop…YNWA Jurgen Klopp’s style of football is best described in his own words. ‘I always want it loud!’ he says, ‘I want to have this ‘booooom!’ I like fighting football, not serenity football. What we call in German […]