Danny Cowley: “We haven’t come this far to only come this far.”
Just five years ago, Danny Cowley was managing non-league side Concord Rangers and he’s now targeting the Premier League with his new club, Huddersfield Town. After hanging up his boots, the PE teacher was handed the role of boss at Concord, who were then playing in the Essex Senior... Read more
Open training session as Liverpool prepare for Napoli
Champions League holders Liverpool begin the defence of their sixth European Cup title on Tuesday when they travel to Napoli, and Jurgen Klopp’s side prepared for their trip with an open training session at their Melwood base. Liverpool beat Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in June’s final, and in... Read more
Changes to laws of the game
Ahead of the new campaign, here’s a re-cap of the main changes to laws of the game for the 2019/20 season… Dropped ball – Laws 8 & 9 Changes If play is stopped inside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for the goalkeeper If play is stopped... Read more
Game Of Cones football practice
‘Game of Cones’ is a simple but really fun an effective football warm-up game to get kids focused and ready for their training sessions. Great to use with children of all ages, Game of Cones works across all four corners of player development; physical, technical, social and mental. Players... Read more
What is Futsal – the world’s official five-a-side football?
It’s FIFA’s official form of five-a-side football and has been played around the world for many years, but what is Futsal? What is Futsal? The name ‘Futsal’, which comes from the Spanish phrase ‘futbol sala’, basically means ‘indoor soccer’. As such, FIFA’s official small-sided, fast-paced and exciting form of... Read more
England’s first semi-final in 28 years? No it wasn’t!
England’s first semi-final in 28 years brought a nation together and once again made fans proud of their team. But while the majority of the country were left disappointed after the loss to Croatia when a Final against France was in their grasp, some people were keen to point... Read more
Reasons for optimism despite England’s missed opportunity against Croatia
Mario Mandzukic struck the decisive winner in Moscow to send England out of the World Cup and Croatia into the Final against France. Every Englishman will be proud of the performance of the England team this summer, they have been superb on and off the pitch, but this is... Read more
The Key Points of FIFA’s Futsal Laws of the Game
The FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game are open to adaptation and are regularly changing and developing. Here we look at some of the key points of the Laws, and you can delve deeper via the links below. Futsal is a five-a-side game, usually played on a flat indoor... Read more
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: The Pitch
Pitch surface Matches should be played on flat, smooth and non-abrasive surfaces, preferably made of wood or artificial material, according to the rules of the competition. Artificial turf pitches are permitted in exceptional cases and only for national competitions. Pitchmarkings The pitch must be rectangular and marked with lines.... Read more
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: The Ball
Qualities and measurements The ball is: spherical made of leather or other approved material of a circumference of not more than 64cm and not less than 62cm not more than 440g and not less than 400g in weight at the start of the match of a pressure equal to... Read more