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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:

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2018

A day inside Benfica's academy, the production line for European football

A few of Benfica’s academy graduates – including Bernardo Silva, Renato Sanches, Victor Lindelof and Ederson – have ended up in the Premier League.
Benfica have made more than £230m in the last three years from selling academy graduates. This is how they develop their young players.

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Samstag, 6. Januar 2018

Leeds United To Seal Aspire Academy Partnership With Ideguchi Loan Move

At the start of 2018, Leeds United formalized their partnership with Aspire Academy, the Qatari soccer network that owns Belgian team KAS Eupen and Spanish team Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa. It might not be the signing of the season, that honor will go to any player who can make the difference at the business-end of the season and earn the Yorkshire club promotion back to the Premier League, but the deal with Aspire, formalizing an already existing relationship, could help Leeds United in the long-run.

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Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2018

Die Verletzungstabelle zur Winterpause 2017/18

Hier ist sie: Die große Verletzungsbilanz der Bundesligisten zum Jahresende. Welche Vereine hatten besonders mit Verletzungen zu kämpfen? Wer kam weitestgehend verletzungsfrei durch? Die Daten:

Happy New Year 2018

Donnerstag, 14. Dezember 2017

Freitag, 1. Dezember 2017

Why set pieces are such a weapon for Sheffield United

Chris Wilder and his assistant Alan Knill are set-piece alchemists
SET PIECES have been one of Sheffield United's most potent weapons under Chris Wilder. Analyst OLI WALKER has taken a forensic look at what they're doing and why they're so good in this sometimes under-rated area of the game. For an even fuller version, click here.

Mittwoch, 29. November 2017

Arsenal appoint Sanllehi as Head of Football Relations

Sanllehi was at Barcelona for 14 years
Arsenal appointments since June:
ARSENAL have appointed Barcelona’s Raul Sanllehi to the new position of Head of Football Relations.
The Spaniard, who was Director of Football at Barcelona for 14 years, will join the Gunners in February. His role will be “to lead future player negotiations and work alongside manager Arsène Wenger, chief executive Ivan Gazidis and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy.”
The club added: “He will also represent and support the club with international and domestic governing bodies.”

Donnerstag, 23. November 2017