Author: Admin

  • New Developments

    Now that I have retired from coaching, there have been some new developments. I will continue to write about football as much as I can, as much as I have lost my love for it I still think I have alot to share about my experiences and thoughts towards certain things in football and my […]

  • Riches

    This was written a VERY long time ago, when I was in my early stages of learning to write so you may notice some aspect of it are a little more dramatic than they should be. Some time ago the the Blackburn chairman at the time, before they were acquired by that random poultry company and indeed […]

  • Player Development

    This was originally written for a previous volountary role related to youth football in scotland. The young guns making a difference. This season Swansea have been spending time in the lower regions of the premier league, there is no denying that but there are plenty of positives to take from the welsh side, non more […]

  • Q&A With Gary

    After a long absence I welcome Morton Women’s head coach Gary Forbes, so we dive straight in! Welcome Gary, obviously we know each other from our time at City and I always find it fascinating to learn of all coaches background and how it came about that they developed into a coach, so what would […]

  • Q&A with Alfie Tate

    So tell us a little more about Alfie Tate? My current roles include being at Peterborough United as an Academy Coach within their Foundation Phase while also working with two local grassroots clubs at both U13 and U18. I’m also doing school clubs within Cambridgeshire a few days a week. They all have their different […]

  • A shopping list

    Alot of people who read this column, and I hope there is a few, make an important and valued contribution to clubs, players development and progress. It is also important to keep in mind that there is always the question of money and keeping clubs and age groups operational consistently. I have made an offer […]

  • Thoughts

    At this moment in time, I felt it was important to write about sexism in football. Firstly, as women’s football has been a subject of interest personally for many years. I have been a coach in that part of the football universe on and off for a few years now and the experience provides a […]

  • Work

    I work as a volunteer journalist, producing some nice content for a variety of places. At the moment I am working as football co editor of kettlemag and freelance multimedia member at youth football scotland. I am always looking for new opportunities to expand on what I do.  Please see below for an indepth look […]

  • Waving to football

    Another routine that worked out quite nicely for me, highly flexible also. Split your group into 2 teams one with bibs, start with having one team attack vs defence. In order to keep the intensity of the routine up ensure the pool of footballs is accessed immediately once the active ball leaves the pitch. When […]

  • Conditioning

    I picked this up from the world of Futsal. Ball goes out of play the team in possession has to bring the ball back into play within 4 second or they have to hand over possession. Encourages quick thinking and impact oppositions ability to regroup and organise.