The FA launches ‘Player to Coach’ scheme

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Discount Football Kits

Towards the end of last year (2016), the FA offered to assist selected ex-players with their UEFA A and Pro Licenses as a path into managing and coaching. Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole among others were all been contacted by the FA but this shouldn’t be confused as the FA offering […]

Rondos Part 2: Different Style Rondos

Posted on March 10, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Adjust the area to meet your desired outcomes. 3 equal teams if possible, adjust if needed. Deploy the defending team in the centre circle. The diagram shows the blues 4v2 against the whites. The blues must complete 8 passes before passing to either of the yellows in the remaining squares. Once a yellow receives the […]

Rondos Part 1

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Louis Lancaster

Deploy three players in the middle of the centre circle with the rest of the team/squad around the outside. Players on the outside play off one touch. The three players in the middle try to regain the ball. If successful they join the outside players. The player who lost possession then becomes the defender along […]

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 […]