Issues Facing Women In Sport

A 2017 survey of 25,000 girls and boys in England and Northern Ireland found that both boys and girls understood the importance of an active lifestyle but that girls still struggled to meet daily requirements. Painful periods, issues with confidence, lack of encouragement and the pressures of academic work all contribute to a lack of … Continue reading Issues Facing Women In Sport

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Playing in a Midfield Three

In the post 4-4-2 era, the 4-3-3 is one of the world's most popular formations. Not only is it attack-minded but it is inherently possession-based by providing an extra man in central midfield. That is one of the prime reasons why a midfield three has become the first choice of many managers around the world. … Continue reading Playing in a Midfield Three

Moulding Players into Specific Positions: A Case for Developing Confidence

At any level, there can sometimes be a mismatch that occurs between a player's preference for a position and their playing style. Don't get me wrong, as a youth coach, you should always play your players in the positions they want to play. Rotation is an equally important consideration. But sometimes there's a mismatch that … Continue reading Moulding Players into Specific Positions: A Case for Developing Confidence

Analyzing Jorginho’s Role at Chelsea

Jorginho is one of the most unique midfielders in the modern game. The Brazilian-born midfielder is not your traditional N'Golo Kante-esque ball-winner nor is he anywhere near as mobile as the Frenchman. But his tactical/spatial awareness, footballing intelligence and superb on-the-ball presence help to make him one of the very best defensive midfielders around. He's … Continue reading Analyzing Jorginho’s Role at Chelsea

Manchester City’s Unbeaten Run Ends; Liverpool’s Defensive Problems Persist

It took twenty-three matches, but Pep Guardiola and Manchester City's stunning unbeaten run has finally come to an end at the hands of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. It's a bit ironic that Guardiola's side were beaten by his old, rival manager Jurgen Klopp, the man who less ironically has more wins against him than any other … Continue reading Manchester City’s Unbeaten Run Ends; Liverpool’s Defensive Problems Persist

WINNERS REVEALED: The Mastermind Awards 2017

It’s been a long time coming and now the wait is finally over. You voted for the winners of eleven different award categories and now it is time to reveal who received the most votes in every category. These are your 2017 Mastermind Award winners. Enjoy! FOOTBALL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Nominees: Jurgen Klopp, Jamie Vardy, … Continue reading WINNERS REVEALED: The Mastermind Awards 2017

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Facts and Figures

The time to vote has come! Vote on the 2017 Mastermind Awards right here -> VOTE: The Mastermind Awards 2017. But also here are some facts and figures on your top nominees! Most Represented - Reality TV Reality TV Season # Most Represented Indiv. Survivor Game Changers 9 Sarah Lacina (2) Big Brother Canada 5 8 … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Facts and Figures

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Hairstyle

What would a reality TV star or footballer be without their hair? Sure neither industry is all to do with looks, but a look can make or break anyone on TV; the hair in particular as it adds so much in creating an identity around ones personality. Typically, the more eccentric the hair, the more … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Hairstyle

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Winner

In covering dozens of different events, seasons, tournaments and reality shows, there is always a handful of losers to talk about and ONE very distinct winner to eulogize. These are the five best winners of 2017, the nominees for Best Winner as part of the 2017 Mastermind Awards. NOMINEES Chelsea (2016-17 Premier League)  Chelsea were in stunning form all throughout … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Winner

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Signing

As with every transfer window, many big names were on the move in 2017. Neymar's transfer fee smashed all kinds of records and was the story of the summer window, but many other clubs made intelligent signings who have been in stunning form to start the campaign. These are the nominees for the Best Signings … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Signing