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Spanish Football Much more than Tiki Taka

Author : Nacho Ferrer
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The Spaniards’ approach to the beautiful game is not just a matter of radical short passing combinations, or very skilled players, or organized teams during the defensive phase. It is all that and much more. For many years, in Spain we have been strongly influenced by at least a dozen different football cultures and we have been lucky to learn from all of them, resulting in the creation of our own way of understanding the game. It would be better to say ‘our own several ways of understanding the game’, because Spanish football includes Rafa Benítez, Julen Lopetegui, Pep Guardiola, Marcelino García-Toral, Ernesto Valverde, Roberto Martínez, Unai Emery, Luis Enrique at the same time… and many others whose coaching personality may be night and day, but who always keep three guidelines in common: passion for coaching, deep understanding of the game and excellence in professional performance. This book firstly analyses what we could call a ‘hybrid’ tactical approach, one of those many ways of understanding the game, and later lays out another combined idea, this time looking at the grassroots level and the management of football academies, as a summary of the best practices of the Spanish elite clubs, above all in training methodologies.

The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Fourteen

Author : Jonathan Wilson
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The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Contents of Issue Fourteen ------------------------- World Cup Review ------------------------- * Cassiano Gobbet, The End of the Affair - Brazil’s 7-1 semi-final defeat will reverberate through history: what went wrong? * Ben Lyttleton, The Inevitable Conclusion - Another World Cup exit on penalties: why can’t the Dutch win shoot-outs? * Various, Notes from a Tournament - It wasn’t all about the football. Memories of the 2014 World Cup. * Ryu Voelkel, A selection of the best images from the 2014 World Cup --------------------- Past Glories --------------------- * Elko Born, The Velvet Revolution - Johan Cruyff, Ajax and the struggle for the soul of Dutch football * Dan Nolan, Orbán Planning - The Hungarian prime minister’s attempts to restore the national team to glory * Rob Smyth, Lars Eriksen, Mike Gibbons, The End of the Affair - How Spain and a misplaced backpass halted Denmark’s glorious 1986 World Cup campaign --------------------- The Misfits --------------------- * Richard Jolly, Bye-bye Bebé - The strange Manchester United career of the Portuguese striker * Luke Alfred, Best in Show - While most fans were focused on the 1974 World Cup, George Best was playing in South Africa * Joachim Barbier, The Still Point - Can a player like Javier Pastore make it at a club like PSG? ------------------------------ The Revolutionaries ------------------------------ * Alex Footman, $10 Per Day - Aid poverty and political turmoil, football goes on in Afghanistan * John Harding, Football’s First Millionaire - How Bolton’s Jack Slater smashed class barriers to make his fortune * Pedar Foss, The Rise and Fall of Castel Rigone - The entrepreneur, the village team and the experiment in humanistic capitalism * Gunnar Persson, A Passage to Indiana - The Swedish great Murren Carlsson’s doomed attempt to make it in the USA * Philippe Auclair, The Second Birth of French Football - Michel Hidalgo survived kidnapping to lead France to the 1978 World Cup ----------------- Fiction ----------------- * Iain Macintosh, Quantum of Bobby - Spinning through time and space, Bobby Manager finds himself in Escape to Victory ------------------------ Greatest Games ------------------------ * Michael Yokhin, Russia 1 Ukraine 1 - Euro 2000 qualifier, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, 9 October 1999 ------------------- Eight Bells ------------------- * Jack Lang, Brazilian Courtroom Dramas - A selection of controversies in the Brazilian game that were settled off the pitch

More Than a Game

Author : Ronny Mintjens
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Ronny Mintjens, linguist, teacher, and professional football coach, needed to find a way to really see the world, something deeper than mere tourism. Leaving the comfort and familiarity of his own European life, Mintjens decided to pursue his love of professional sports and exotic cultures all at once. He began coaching football at clubs all across Africa. Beginning in southern and then moving on to eastern Africa, Mintjens soon realized that there was more to professional football than simply training and winning matches. Trying to find ways to make a true mark on the game, Mintjens travelled from one club to the next. Each club, from Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti Plains to Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope, held its own surprises and boasted its own strengths and weaknesses. In the end, each had its own lessons on the intricate weaving of African culture and heritage. Leave your life behind and dive into the exotic world of African sports with this fascinating tale of an ambitious foreigner and his deep journey to understand football as a way of life in the African football club. In this relatively unknown part of the world, football is certainly more than a game.

Football and the Boundaries of History

Author : Brenda Elsey
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The essays in this volume use football to create a dialogue between history and other disciplines, including art criticism, philosophy, and political science. The study of football provides fertile ground for interdisciplinary initiatives and this volume explores the disciplinary boundaries that are shifting “beneath our feet.” Traditional disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have come to embrace diverse research methodologies and the increased scholarly attention to football over the past decade reflects both the startling popularity of the sport and the trends in historical scholarship that have been termed the “cultural,” “interpretive,” or “linguistic” turns. This volume includes work on gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, which have challenged disciplinary fault-lines.

Spanish Football and Social Change

Author : R. Llopis-Goig
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In the past few decades, Spanish football has undergone a significant transformation, both on and off the pitch. Llopis-Goig analyses these trends, questioning the role of football in contemporary Spanish society and examining the historical reasons for its social hegemony.


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Who s Who in Finance and Industry 2000 2001

Author : Marquis Who's Who
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Authoritative and accurate information you need on the careers and credentials of the world's leading business executives in one handy source Who's Who in Finance and Industry lists top professionals from the United States and more than 160 other nations and territories. This expanded international focus provides current biographical information on leaders and achievers in technologically advanced economies as well as in emerging markets. To keep up with the ever-changing economic and corporate climates, new entries are added regularly to Who's Who in Finance and Industry. Among the 11,000 new entries included in the 31st edition, you'll find these noted individuals: -- Senior executives of the largest U.S. firms as measured by revenue -- Chairpersons and presidents of North America's stock exchanges -- Presidents of chambers of commerce in cities across the country -- Heads of federal departments, commissions, and boards concerned with agriculture, commerce, energy, labor, transportation, and finance -- Chairpersons, presidents, and CEOs of the largest minority-owned businesses -- Chairpersons, presidents, and CEOs of the largest Mexican and Canadian industrial firms -- Administrators and professors from the top business schools in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada Includes a comprehensive Professional Index to make your research fast and easy.