The 4-2-3-1 is the favored formation of many top teams in world soccer at both club and national team level. This fluid, attack minded system has come to the forefront thanks to its success at the highest levels. Most notably, Spain utilized the 4-2-3-1 in winning both the 2008 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup. Top club sides Arsenal, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich have also had success with the system. In this book, Wayne Harrison breaks down the 4-2-3-1 and discusses the principles, player roles and responsibilities, variations and adjustments based on the opponent´s strategy.Read More
This is a review from Amazon on the book: Soccer Awareness: Developing the Thinking Player
As a long time coach (not of soccer though), I took to the task of coaching my daughter’s travel soccer team. It’s not difficult to find drills for dribbling and passing and small sided games and such. What is difficult is getting the kids to look around and play the game. These drills provide dribbling and passing practice, but also awareness training.Read More
I Wrote to Jose “The Master” Mourinho; as he bought my first book in 2002.
Recently, I have had the chance to to send Mourinho my latest two books.
I am rather delighted; first the fact he actually replied; which shows a humble and human side to him, as I am nobody to him, plus his comments below inspire me to keep trying to improve myself.Read More