Category Archives: Get a Grip

Good news: Soccer jobs available! Bad news: see video

The Superclasico (Boca Juniors vs River Plate) was played yesterday. You’re pretty much guaranteed mayhem at this derby every time. But the video below is totally over the top. I think there will be some openings for game stewards if … Continue reading

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Another Barcelona prodigy?

I’m a bit cynical about these sorts of things as it makes for a great story to say “this is the next Messi” when really it’s just a very talented 10 year old who has a much better chance of … Continue reading

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That’s a few more than LeBron…

Xavi posing with all the trophies he has won at Barcelona.

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Hockey vs soccer – toughness vs embellishment

UPDATE: LeBron’s been watching Klinsmann videos on YouTube. From last night’s Heat v Bulls NBA playoff game. ************* This has been floating around the internet during the Stanley Cup playoffs… Generally with  a tag line that runs along the lines … Continue reading

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Odds n Ends

* Wish my blog was as good as this one. Good articles and really nice, clean layout. * Here’s another one I just discovered. The Secret Footballer. Supposedly written, anonymously, by a Premier League footballer. I’ve read a few of his … Continue reading

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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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Getting a BCPL buy-in from parents should not involve coercion

The new ‘product’ is out there now and players and parents are in the process of deciding if BCPL is for them or not. Like buying a new car they are looking at it carefully, kicking tires, reading up on … Continue reading

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