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All in the mind – Is the brain the new frontier in football training?

Today’s soccer professionals have a battery of physios, fitness trainers and doctors all striving to fine-tune their players’ physique for optimum performance. But are football clubs missing a trick in overlooking dedicated training for the most important organ of all — the brain? Scientists at London’s Brunel University believe the game’s top talents, such as […]

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Sympathy for the ‘devil’: In defense of Sepp Blatter

There can’t be many people whose image has sat side by side on a front page with Colonel Gaddafi, the now expired former dictator of Libya. But Sepp Blatter, the president of soccer’s governing body FIFA, is one of the few to hold this dubious honor. It was June 2011, and The Sun — a […]

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Secret Footballer – Depression in the Premier League

CNN asked “The Secret Footballer” to write a column about his experience of depression in football. – Up until that point, I had been in search of some perspective to life, a meaning, if you like, and I felt that it wasn’t far away. I still continued to look for these little insights into life […]

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Bayern Munich and the weight of expectation

Tomorrow, Bayern Munich welcome Borussia Dortmund to their Allianz Arena for the 2012 DFL Supercup, the beginning of the Bundesliga season, and the resumption of German football’s great modern rivalry. Yet, the contest – although as provocative as ever – has been a stale dispute in terms of a victor for the best part of […]

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