The Importance of Receiving the Ball on the Half-Turn

Over and over again, young players around the world receive the ball from a passing player, square on, with their back turned to goal. This limits a player's ability to pass the ball forwards and keep play moving. Instead of receiving the ball square on, players must maintain an open body shape, aka receiving the … Continue reading The Importance of Receiving the Ball on the Half-Turn

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2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Arsenal

The Mastermind brings you an exclusive guide to every single Premier League team going into the highly anticipated 2017-18 season. From lineups, to transfers to the wackiest of predictions, The Mastermind has you covered. Here is your guide to last year's fifth place finishers and FA Cup winners, Arsenal.    ARSENAL INTRODUCTION   Arsenal finally … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Arsenal

English Premier League Gameweek 10 Preview and Predictions

Another enthralling week of Premier League action is upon us with intriguing encounters such as the title champions of last year Leicester taking on their closest competitor in that race Tottenham, and Crystal Palace taking on Liverpool which is always a fiery encounter filled with big moments. This is The Mastermind's Preview for Gameweek 10 in … Continue reading English Premier League Gameweek 10 Preview and Predictions

Top 100 Footballers At This Very Moment 2016-17 (October Update)

We know that you're far too excited for the next fully discussed version of the Top 100 Footballers in The World list (Coming out on New Year's Eve). So to keep you occupied in the mean time, here you can follow along with what is happening in the rankings with updates coming in every single … Continue reading Top 100 Footballers At This Very Moment 2016-17 (October Update)

UEFA Champions League Team of the Week Gameweek 3

Finally being able to watch the UEFA Champions League in full this week, has inspired me to do a Team of the Week for this week in the world's greatest club tournament. As per usual in a typical UEFA Champions League group stage phase weeks, there were several blowout victories. However, this week's Team of the … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Team of the Week Gameweek 3

Barclays Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 6

Another enthralling week in the Barclays Premier League comes to a close with several shocking upsets, massive defeats and standout stars. Players like Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero, Steven Defour and Virgil Van Dijk all had fantastic displays this weekend but couldn't find their way on to this week's best eleven because of how good these eleven players … Continue reading Barclays Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 6

My Premier League Team of the Season

Picking the top eleven players in the Premier League this season is no easy task. We've seen players with huge reputations perform well and players without any reputation at all perform even better. This is my Premier League Team of the Season. Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel One of Leicester's standout players. Kasper Schmeichel was unbeatable at … Continue reading My Premier League Team of the Season