Monthly Archives: April 2011

El Clasico, Pt. III

The La Liga title was all but settled when Barcelona and Real Madrid played the first of their four games in rapid succession so there wasn’t much at stake. It was a bigger deal when Real pulled off an extra … Continue reading

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3-4-3: The rationale for use with U13 to U18 girls

We’ve seen a move from the traditional 4-4-2 to a somewhat brief flirtation with 3-5-2 and now the trend is to either 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 which, to me, can be indistinguishable. I still don’t know which one Spain was playing … Continue reading

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Last BCPL post

I think it’s time to wrap this up. This blog was never intended to be a BCPL forum. It became one because there was a very strong desire from parents for information about this new league and they could not … Continue reading

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Joey Barton. England’s best midfielder?

After the 2006 World Cup, Joey Barton took some of the England players who rushed books on the experience to market after playing quite poorly. The quote from Barton, “England did nothing in the World Cup, why are they bringing … Continue reading

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Professional coaching poll: what do consumers want?

UPDATED April 19 10:30pm: The polls are still open but voting has slowed and the numbers have coalesced around some of the choices. The pro coach profile that has emerged as most popular is as follows: You’d like to see … Continue reading

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Carl Valentine interviewing fans at the Caps game

Roving Whitecaps Ambassador Carl Valentine wanders around Empire Field talking to the North Gate Ultras, the drummers, the 12, the Southsiders and a couple of regular fans. Starts slow but gets better around 1:38…

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Marathon…doing keep ups (really, happening right now)

Got a tweet about this. Here’s the background. John Farnworth, freestyle wiz, is currently doing the London Marathon…doing keep ups the whole way to raise money for charity. Here’s a clip from ITV: Now someone just had a chat with … Continue reading

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