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03-13-2013, 06:02 AM
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Please use the "new to football thread"

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03-13-2013, 06:51 PM
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Please use the "new to football thread"


how about no,
how about if i want to make a thread i do
how does that sound?

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03-13-2013, 06:57 PM
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how about no,
how about if i want to make a thread i do
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Use the new to football thread.

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Is what Chelsea did last year in winning the FA Cup and Champions league (what Madrid could do this year with the Copa Del Rey and Champions League) considered a double?

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Is what Chelsea did last year in winning the FA Cup and Champions league (what Madrid could do this year with the Copa Del Rey and Champions League) considered a double?
Normally a double is considered to contain the domestic title (In Madrid's case La Liga), but I myself would consider it a double. They won two major trophies, plain and simple.

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This question probably has an obvious answer and I'll probably feel like an idiot once I know it but why does the BPL have so many day games instead of night games?

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04-18-2013, 07:18 AM
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Match times have long been on Saturday and Sunday's in the afternoons.

You go to the match, you watch your team, and then you go out to the pub/town and enjoy yourselves.

Night matches are usually only for the weekdays, when everyone's working till the evening, and then get off to go to the match.

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04-18-2013, 10:28 AM
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more of a traditional thing in England to have weekend matches in the afternoon, while in continental Europe usually the "top" matches are scheduled for nights unless there is a security concern.

Out of the top leagues outside EPL, Germany is the only one with a similar schedule, though they do play a Friday night fixture but its rarely between two top teams

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04-18-2013, 11:59 AM
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Around the time the Football League was formed most industrial jobs worked 5 and a half day works so matches were played on Saturday at 3pm.

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04-19-2013, 07:18 AM
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more of a traditional thing in England to have weekend matches in the afternoon, while in continental Europe usually the "top" matches are scheduled for nights unless there is a security concern.

Out of the top leagues outside EPL, Germany is the only one with a similar schedule, though they do play a Friday night fixture but its rarely between two top teams
Italy and Spain also play most games in the afternoon, as is the case pretty much everywhere in Europe. Evening games are relatively recent in most places. In fact there are evening games "instead of" afternoon games, not the other way around, and there is nothing special about England in this respect.

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04-19-2013, 07:23 AM
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Definitely. In ye olden days, stadiums didn't have any lights, so games couldn't possibly be played after sunset.

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Hey, all I've been given an opportunity to coach a football team and I don't have much experience in coaching but a lot of people have told me I would make an excellent coach. Anyone have any advice for me? Any coaches that are willing to help a noob. Keep in mind I'll be coaching men and they're much older than I am.

I'd appreciate any help. Thx.

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05-20-2013, 05:10 AM
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What age? What ability?

Decide on a tactic or two that fit your abilities on your squad. Use drills to sharpen form and get the most out of your tactics.

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Lesson 1: keep repeating your defenders shouldn't pass the ball back to the middle, but always to the outside. At least that's what my coaches said over and over again.

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If your going to coach in England:

Have the tallest guy as your striker and have all your other players hoof the ball up to him and hope he does the business, repeat for about 40 years until the rest of Europe is light years ahead of you.

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If your going to coach in England:

Have the tallest guy as your striker and have all your other players hoof the ball up to him and hope he does the business, repeat for about 40 years until the rest of Europe is light years ahead of you.
Don't you mean if you're going to Stoke?

It is true though. Always try to have a big target man up front

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What age? What ability?

Decide on a tactic or two that fit your abilities on your squad. Use drills to sharpen form and get the most out of your tactics.
35 year old's give or take a couple of years. Ability not sure what you mean by that.

Yeah, That sounds logical.

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Have the tallest guy as your striker and have all your other players hoof the ball up to him and hope he does the business, repeat for about 40 years until the rest of Europe is light years ahead of you.

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Lesson 1: keep repeating your defenders shouldn't pass the ball back to the middle, but always to the outside. At least that's what my coaches said over and over again.
Yeah, I seem to remember my coaches saying that all the time.

Anyway, thanks all. I truly appreciate it.

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05-20-2013, 03:14 PM
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Don't you mean if you're going to Stoke?
No, he would have said "break a leg."

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35 year old's give or take a couple of years. Ability not sure what you mean by that.
I think he means how good are they.

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05-20-2013, 05:59 PM
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35 year old's give or take a couple of years. Ability not sure what you mean by that.

Yeah, That sounds logical.






Yeah, I seem to remember my coaches saying that all the time.

Anyway, thanks all. I truly appreciate it.
Well, for starters, as 35-year olds, you have to accept that whatever you do, it won't have any major (and in most cases none) impact on their abilities.

At that age, they won't become any better athletes or their ball skills won't improve. Most of them probably won't have any sporting ambitions either, they are what they are and on decline. Tactically and working as a team, that's where you probably can make the most impact.

Without knowing specifics about your team, don't try to achieve/promise/threaten things you have no influence over.

Are the players professional i.e are their paid and is football their main source of income? If so, then you can demand more of them, but on the other hand, this adds additional pressure on you and on them as well. Nobody wants to lose their job and their paycheck. So they'll be more on the edge because of this. If they're playing more as hobby or semi-pro, then you'd need a different approach.

Whatever the case, you'll need to find out what motivates the team to do the daily work and put in the effort, both individually and as a team. Accept the players as persons they are, they're unlikely to change themselves much at that age. You won't be friends with everyone, and not all of them will like you. There will be probably some confrontations along the way, you should prepare yourself for those and plan how you going to deal with them. You might have to make some tough decisions, which everybody won't like.

This brings up the team/club situation.

I assume you don't own the club. Does the owner have any ambitions and what's the financial situation like? What's the recent history of the team in their respective competition, are they usually winning most of their matches, middle of the pack or getting beaten most of the time?

That'll have a big impact how players approach their tasks. Also, does the team have a huge squad, where some/many sit on the sidelines for most of the season or smallish one where everybody gets to play a reasonable amount? This will affect your approach as well.

I guess to sum it up, my advice would be to know your team, your players and what motivates them. That should get you a good start.

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Whatever the case, you'll need to find out what motivates the team to do the daily work and put in the effort, both individually and as a team.
I've noticed cases of beer after each match are a great incentive.

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Stupid question, but I once read that Liverpool had an insurance policy on Michael Owen guarding against injury. Anyway, do clubs have policies on their players at all? I assume not because they'd be hard to obtain or very expensive, but just curious if anyone's ever heard anything about this.

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Players are most definitely insured. It's something that tends to come up whenever someone gets a serious injury while on international duty.

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And if say a player dies of a heart attack, not even in a match, does the insurance cover that? Also, any idea about values?

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