Monthly Archives: April 2019

  1. How Arsene Wenger Became an Effective Manager

    Arsene Wenger is well known for his impressive management of the Arsenal Premier League football team. However, did you know he used to play midfield and coach a number of other clubs beforehand? Within this article we are going to take a trip back through time and explore the soccer career of Arsene Wenger. So if you want to find out more about this football figurehead, then keep on reading.

    His Early Years

    Arsene Wenger started his career on the pitch at around 6 years old where he was introduced to the world of football by his father. His dad was a manager of the local village team and he took Arsene to matches in Germany, where he took a liking to the team – Borussia Monchengladbach. Despite his dad being manager of the Duttlenheim team, Arsene did not become part of the team until he was 12 years old. He then made the club’s first team at 16 years old. However, during his youth years with the club, team-mates and training staff noticed that he wasn’t as fast paced on the pitch but made up for that with his ability to defend the ball and map out the pitch and opposition’s moves.

    When he started with the first team, the club did not have a coach as the population of Duttlenheim was small; they were struggling to rally up numbers. Wenger stepped in and acted as coach to the first team to show the players some guidance when it comes to preparing for fixtures. A team-mate of his Claude said “Arsene wasn’t the captain, and yet he was. It was a ‘You do this, you do that, you do this, you do that.’ He was the leader.”.

    After only three seasons with Duttlenheim, Arsene was recruited by Mutzig who played in the third division. Renowned for their impressive football technique and performance in the amateur league in Alsace, this club welcomes Wenger at 20 years old. However, this age was deemed too old to build a reputable playing career, plus he was destined to run his family’s spare parts business. But, with age on his side, he

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  2. How Sir Alex Ferguson Became a Successful Manager

    Recently we have looked into the impressive careers of footballers through time and how they transformed their career from the pitch to a managerial position. And one of the most significant managers of Premier League history is Sir Alex Ferguson, with his knighthoods and outstanding track record of club success; within this article we are going to explore the managerial career of the Red Devils figurehead.

    Although he is now retired from his position, we will acknowledge the evolution of his career in the football world along with the awards and trophies he has gained thanks to his managing expertise. So if you want to find out more about Sir Alex Ferguson, then keep on reading this post!

    His Early Years

    Born on the 31st December 1941, Alex Ferguson first started his career on the pitch at only 16 years old. At this age he played with Queen’s Park in the striker position and during his first match he helped the squad achieve their 2-1 win against Stranraer. Along with this, he also helped contribute to the 7-1 defeat Queen’s Park succeeded against Queen of the South. However his time with Queen’s Park was short lived as he was unable to secure a regular place in the first team although he had an impressive goal scoring record. This meant that in 1960 he transferred from Queen’s Park to St Johnstone.

    However, unfortunately the same problem he experienced with Queen’s Park was happening again with St Johnstone. He struggled to maintain a solid permanent place in the main squad, thus leaving him no other option but to regularly requested transfers to another team in order for him to get the spotlight. He also contemplated immigrating to Canada in order to achieve his goal. And eventually he managed to gain a permanent place in the Dunfermline first team after transferring in 1964 thanks to his impressive hat-trick gaining him interest with other managers.

    But upon transferring to a full-time position, he appeared to strugg

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  3. How Influential has David Beckham been for Football Globally

    Since the early 90s, David Beckham has become a household name in the soccer community and has taken Europe and the USA by storm. From his expertise on the pitch playing for a range of Premier League, LA Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 squads, to shaping the football scene over in the States, he is possibly one of the most popular and well-known figures of the 21st Century.

    Within this article we are going to take a look into the impressive career of Beckham on and off the pitch. So if you want to find out more about this significant soccer player, then keep on reading!

    david beckham unitedDavid Beckham’s Position as Midfielder

    Ever since he was a young boy, David Beckham has always wanted to play professional football when he grew up. During an interview in 2007 Beckham said “At school, whenever the teachers asked, ‘What do you want to do when you’re older?’ I’d say ‘I want to be a footballer.’ And they’d say ‘No, what do you really want to do for a job?’ But that was the only thing I ever wanted to do.

    David Beckham grew up with very avid Manchester United supporting parents, so naturally he was a supporter of the Red Devils from an early age. They used to attend matches at Old Trafford regularly and Beckham also attended a football school in the city formed by Bobby Charlton. While he was attending the camp there he was given the opportunity to train with the Barcelona squad after winning a talent competition.

    Throughout his junior career he played for Ridgeway Rovers which was a local team who were coached by his dad. The first major UK club Beckham played for was Tottenham Hotspur, along with this he also had stints at Leyton Orient, Norwich City and Brimsdown Rovers before signing up to the Youth Training Scheme at Man Utd in 1991.

     

    When he was trainin

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