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The trial trail

By On May 2, 2016

My experiences of professional football trials have been hard fought to say the least. From two hour trial in the middle of rural Scotland in February to meeting a club chairman aboard… Read More


Stretch away

By On April 28, 2016

If your pre-match stretching routine involves blasting the ball into the net (or not), and a quick fag, then take note. There is more than 1 type of stretching. Here is the… Read More


Life’s a beach run

By On April 27, 2016

Considering adding beach running to pre-season training? It is a great way to improve aerobic conditioning, muscle strengthening and is lower impact than regular hard surfaces preventing stress on ankles and knees… Read More



By On April 26, 2016

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Pilates: Phwor for core.

By On April 25, 2016

When you think Pilates you may think of a group of women stretching and practising breathing techniques. That was my initial impression when originally advised to attend after a back injury. I… Read More


The need for speed. Any agility. And quickness.

By On April 22, 2016

SAQ training hit it big a few years ago in the football world and has seemingly disappeared in favour of newer, shinier, cheaper trends, however recent studies detailing SAQ improving physical ability,… Read More


Barefoot forward

By On April 22, 2016

After seeing a group of men playing 5-a-side barefoot I was surprised to see that they actually looked to have more control on the ball than I expected. What surprised me more… Read More


End of the old faithful beep test for footballers?

By On April 21, 2016

The yo-yo intermittent recovery test varies from coaches staple beep test by having a short recovery period after each 2 x 20 metre sprint. The yo-yo test proposes to evaluate a player’s… Read More


Compress to impress?

By On April 20, 2016

They definitely make me look better and feel like an elite athlete. But do they actually work? Research concludes compression garments “promote numerous physiological processes capable of effecting athletic performance and subsequent… Read More


The rise of football in China

By On April 19, 2016

If China use their influence and wealth to mastermind a serious challenge for a change of culture in the country and can do this without further corruption allegations then the European and… Read More