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Soccer positions: The modern winger
By: Matthew Flax
Dashing down the touchline, beating defenders and dazzling the crowds with his dribbling skills and flair. The winger has always held a special place in the hearts of English football fans; and with Ballon d'Or winning players like Stanley Matthews and George Best having played...
Soccer tactics: Why playing players out of position never works
By: Simon Wright
We learn as toddlers that attempting to fit a square shaped object into a triangular shaped hole just doesn’t work but this is a lesson that some professional soccer managers never seem to grasp. With reference to football, this manifests itself in a desire...
Soccer formations: 3-5-2
By: J Mock
An impending football (soccer) fixture, and the managerial decision of player positioning across the three key areas; the defensive third, midfield and the attacking third. Team tactics that determine how a team will approach a game. One established team formation, that has been employed with...
By: Matthew Adams
After a close soccer game the score may remain level. While in league soccer this is okay, as both teams will share the points, in cup games a winner is needed. As such, some cups may organize a replay as in the FA Cup. However...
By: Josh Winn
You're the goalkeeper. The opposing team's forward just stole the ball from your last defender at about thirty yards away from the goal line. He is now dribbling down the center of the field with two forwards on either side of him. One of your...
By: Costas Chryanthou
Skills required to be a centre back are numerous.First and foremost a good centre back will have good communication skills and will have earned the respect of the players around them. In some respects being a centre back requires being able to read the...
Guide to European soccer trophies
By: Simon Wright
Association Football (sometimes referred to as soccer) is played right across the globe but Europe dominates the football panorama in relation to professional club football. The world's best players tend to gravitate to European clubs and it's not surprising therefore that the European football trophies...
By: Samuel Mancinotti
Anticipation, Agility, Confidence, Ability, and Fearlessness. Five simple words that make up the structure of a simple position. Well, simple to those that don't understand the sport. "A goalie's job is to stop the ball from going into the net!" One of my friends...
Fouls and misconduct: Cautionable offences in soccer
By: D. Victor
The sight of a referee brandishing the yellow card is a common one in association football. The referee issues the yellow card to indicate that a player, substitute or substituted player has been cautioned. The referee does not issue yellow cards on a whim, but...
Soccer attribute reviews: Skills required to be a centre forward
By: Alex Brown
Like any other position on the soccer field, being a successful center forward requires a unique and distinct set of skills. The first thing that comes to mind is a powerful and accurate shot. The next thing i would think of is explosive speed. If...

 

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