Crossing and Finishing

Posted on February 24, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

The ball starts centrally. The players work the ball one side and then to the other. This can be done either directly or by linking. There are many combinations. Once the ball has been switched the three players involved in the process run to the box to finish for goal. Players can return to their […]

Blocking Crosses and Shots

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Be sure to have a good ball supply. You can find our range of footballs here. The first ball is played out wide which creates a 1 v 1 situation. The yellow player stays in his zone and the blue player cannot cross the line. Progress to allowing complete freedom. Notice there are two yellows […]

How to become a football scout

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Discount Football Kits

How do you become a football scout? What are the steps needed to go from a regular fan of the game to a professional football scout? How many of us know the answers to these questions? There lays the problem, most of us simply don’t know how to become a football scout but hopefully after reading […]

Are China a clear and present danger to the Premier League?

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Jason Pettigrove

To anyone who dismissed the Chinese Super League as second-rate and nowhere near good enough to affect football on a global scale…you’re not laughing now are you? It’s taken a little while for things to really take off in China but any club that can afford to spend upwards of £30m on players that are […]

The rise, fall and rise again of David Luiz

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Jason Pettigrove

As David Luiz sent a 30-year pile driver into the Liverpool net, it emphasised his revitalisation back at Chelsea this season. The sharp collective intake of breath in West London when it was announced the fun-loving Brazilian would be returning was profound. Had Antonio Conte taken leave of his senses?  The up till now sensible […]

The myth of loyalty in modern football

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Discount Football Kits

There has been a lot of talk about footballers moving for money, player power and if the lack of player loyalty is ruining football. But when it comes to player loyalty, who should they be loyal to? The owner? The manager? Team mates? The fans? The club? The contract? Taking a deeper look into how […]

An in-depth look into player power

Posted on February 1, 2017 by Ryan Byrne

Dimitri Payet has recently secured his ‘want away’ move to Marseille, which will see West Ham United pocket £25 million. The process is usually simple, a club make a bid for the player, the selling club fight to secure the best possible transfer fee and the player usually moves on with little fuss. But what […]

Has Wenger come to the end of the road at Arsenal?

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Jason Pettigrove

It’s been almost 21 years since Arsene Wenger took over at Arsenal Football Club, a period of time during which the Gunners have changed beyond recognition, both on and off the pitch. The urbane Frenchman has been credited with keeping the north Londoners competitive throughout the last two decades, against the backdrop of a new […]

Is the lack of player loyalty ruining football?

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Jason Pettigrove

“We’ve got Payet, Dimitri Payet, I just don’t think you understand….,” is a refrain that won’t ever be heard in or around the London Stadium again. As Upton Park is turned to dust, so are the dreams of thousands of West Ham supporters who had religiously deified their French demi-god but now see him as […]

Every Training Session Of 2016

Posted on January 1, 2017 by Discount Football Kits

The official free guide to all the Louis Lancaster football training sessions of 2016. To view or download every training session of 2016 – Click Here. 2016 proved a very exciting year for Louis. Working at a Premier League Academy as an individual coach, completing the prestigious UEFA Pro License and making the move to China […]