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Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2018


Milestones and key moments in time are common for any football club; instances where the future and image of a side completely changes. It could be found through re-inventions, and it is often the result of adding the right person to lead a group at the right time. As a player, Johan Cruyff returned Barcelona to the top of La Liga. But as a manager, he gave them a sharp vision for what was ahead.

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Donnerstag, 11. Oktober 2018


Jorge Valdano. Gabriel Batistuta. Mauricio Pochettino, Gerardo Martino. Maxi Rodríguez. Walter Samuel. Gabriel Heinze. Carlos Tévez. Fabricio Coloccini. Éver Banega. Fernando Gago. Besides going on to achieve great things in world football, each of these players has something else in common. They were all developed by the great Jorge Bernardo Griffa, the most successful man in Argentine youth development

Mittwoch, 10. Oktober 2018

Mike Phelan: Motivating the motivator

Phelan was Ferguson's number two for almost five years
MIKE PHELAN was Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man from September 2008 up until the Scot’s departure from Manchester United in May 2013.

During this time they won three Premier League titles, the Club World Cup, two League Cups and reached the final of the Champions League.
Their association went back much further than that though, with Ferguson having signed Phelan as a player in 1989, before employing him at the club’s Centre of Excellence a decade later and then as first-team coach in 2001.
The 56-year-old gave a fascinating insight into his work as Ferguson’s assistant and as part of the ‘team behind the team’ in the This Football Life podcast.

Donnerstag, 4. Oktober 2018

Moneyball im Fussball & die Kunst des „Decision Making“

Im Fußball ist fast alles messbar.

Mithilfe neuester Technologien und moderner Datenerfassung kann längst nicht mehr nur die Anzahl und das Tempo von Sprints oder die Frequenz und Genauigkeit von Pässen erfasst werden. Firmen wie Opta oder StatsBomb entwickeln stetig neue Metriken und experimentieren mit Tausenden von Datensätzen, um den Fußball in der Tiefe zu analysieren.

Der Spieler und das Spiel werden immer gläserner. Jede Aktion auf dem Spielfeld wird aus verschiedensten Kamerawinkeln aufgenommen, jede Bewegung und Ballaktion der einzelnen Spieler aufgezeichnet, statistisch erfasst, visuell aufbereitet und ausgewertet.

Sind die Zeiten also vorbei, in denen sich Trainer und Scouts auf ihr geschultes Auge, ihre Erfahrung und Intuition verlassen konnten? Sind wir bereits in der Ära des „Moneyball“ im Fußball angekommen?

Dienstag, 12. Juni 2018

Expected Goals : Warum die „Hundertprozentige“ im Fußball ausgedient hat

Borussia Mönchengladbach: Thorgan Hazard bei Expected Goals im Minus
Falls ihr schon von gehört habt, sehr gut! Wenn nicht, dann hilft euch dieser Artikel. Merken sollte man sich das Modell auf jeden Fall - denn xG sind nur ein kleiner Mosaikstein der Daten-Revolution im Fußball.

Montag, 11. Juni 2018

Performance, not results: How Spurs and QPR develop young players

Chris Ramsey
There is no better player developer in UK at the moment than Chris Ramsey...if you are serious about long term player development with empirically proven model. 

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Why Brazil could win back friends at this summer’s World Cup...

Brasilien - Kroatien
It is an attractive myth, and many intelligent people have fallen for it. But there is no truth whatsoever in the idea of Brazilian football being some kind of carnival in boots, everyone trying to express themselves, no one bothered with defending, everyone looking for pleasure and no one caring too much about the result.

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Dienstag, 29. Mai 2018

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: freak goals hand Real their third straight European Cup

Two crazy goalkeeping mistakes and an all-time great goal from substitute Gareth Bale earned Zinedine Zidane his third European Cup in three attempts.
Zidane decided to use his diamond midfield here, meaning Isco started instead of Bale, with Karim Benzema leading the line.
Jurgen Klopp’s side was as expected – injury problems meant he didn’t really have any selection dilemmas.

Montag, 14. Mai 2018

Strategic analysis of a professional league: Switzerland as a case study

The growing wealth inequality in European football* puts the medium sized championships like the Swiss Super League under strong pressure to remain interesting and competitive. In this context, the only solution resides in the ability of clubs to use their available resources to the best of their advantage on both a commercial and sporting level. This report focuses on the latter aspect.

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Dienstag, 27. März 2018

How to manage a maverick

'Ferguson succeeded where others failed - by accepting Cantona was a rare talent and had to be handled as such'
“Sir Alex recognised how everyone is different.
To deal with people,to show them the respect they deserve,that’s a great quality and it’s why he was such a phenomenal manager.",-valdano-and-how-to-manage-a-maverick

Freitag, 2. März 2018


There really is no club quite like SC Freiburg. With their record signing coming in at under €6m, the Bundesliga Official side has put together a brilliant model, selling players for vast profits and working towards consistency in their academy and stability in the dugout. It's why only one manager has been sacked in the club's history.

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Dienstag, 20. Februar 2018

Domogalla: Norwich reaping benefits of tougher regime

Domogalla joined Norwich in July 2017
New Norwich Head of Sport Science Chris Domogalla says changes he implemented in the summer have made the players fitter and more resilient

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Samstag, 17. Februar 2018

Ostersunds FK: Rise of Swedish club under English manager Graham Potter

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In his six full seasons at Ostersunds, manager Graham Potter has achieved three promotions and led them to the Swedish Cup

Freitag, 16. Februar 2018

The secrets of Charlton's amazing production line

Academy graduate Joe Gomez made his England debut in November
OUR Academy productivity rankings for 2016/17 were topped by the big beasts of English football, who have all spent millions on their youth programmes. Manchester United were top, Arsenal second and Chelsea third.

But sandwiched between the Premier League leviathans and flying the flag for the lower leagues, were Charlton Athletic, in seventh place. The League One club have had their struggles in recent seasons, but their Academy continues to be a shining light, turning out the likes of Jonjo Shelvey, Harry Arter, Joe Gomez and Ademola Lookman.
Academy manager Steve Avory has been a key part of that success since joining in January 2001. He spoke to Josh Schneider Weiler of the This Football Life podcast to reveal some of the secrets of Charlton’s Academy success: