Două articole bune, de umplut timpul până începe etapa de la mijloc de săptămână. Pe BBC, John Sinnott scrie despre periodizare, o filozofie de antrenament adoptată de cei mai cunoscuţi antrenori olandezi:
“If football is an intensity sport, then less is more and you have to focus on the quality of training instead of the quantity,” stated Verheijen, whose bête noire is double-training sessions. “Doing two sessions a day in pre-season…I really I don’t understand, because all you are doing is exhausting your players.”
Miguel Delaney a încercat să afle ce jucători din istorie au cel mai bun randament în meciurile importante:
Henry, for example, never scored in the semi-finals or final of a World Cup, European Championship or Champions League. By contrast, these were the kind of games that Gerd Muller absolutely revelled in. In 13 such contests for club and country between 1970 and 1976, the arch-poacher scored 15 goals, with six of them genuinely decisive.