A blog of my coaching season, the highs and the lows the screaming coaches, the wonderful grassroots facilities in those winter months benefiting from the Premier League’s new TV deal.The parents who think they are watching a Premier League game on Wanstead flats, the clearing up of the dog’s mess pre-match spot check.The walk from my van with the ball bag, water bottles, bibs and my bag, but despite it all, for THE LOVE OF THE GAME and for those rare moments the boys do something in a game we have worked on in training.


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Whilst I am still reflecting on a tremendous performance from my u11s this morning who moved the ball quickly and effectively and totally dominated the ball from start to finish. I also cannot help but smile when I think about the scintillating waves of attacks and the great team performance and spectacular goals we scored … Continue reading OLD SCHOOL NEEDS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Coaching Philosophy

Normally clubs hold meetings to discuss the necessary administrative duties needed to keep a grassroots club up and running. The AGM will cover running costs including match day pitches and training facilities, tournaments and player’s signing on fees, Christmas parties and details regarding the club’s accounts. It’s very rare that football coaching issues are discussed … Continue reading Coaching Philosophy

Tactics and Sun Cream

The tans are already beginning to fade but my enthusiasm is at an all time high again, my holiday reading binge has wet the appetite for the coming season. There’s something about a Greek Island beach that focuses the mind within two weeks I had polished off PEP Confidential an in depth look into Pep … Continue reading Tactics and Sun Cream

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