One of my pet topics! I'm beginning to sound like that obnoxious, know-it-all kid who keeps raising his hand in class. ("Me! Me! Me! me, teacher! oh, for the love of the gods, pick me!)
So let me say my piece(s) and then I'll try to shut up.
---- I'd like to focus my post on the qualities you need as a coach. You can't just jump into drills and tactics. You have to know yourself and what you want.
Let me just warn the reader that my opinions are not prescriptive... you don't have to agree with me. I, for one, will tell you that my ideas have inherent flaws. But they work for me and so I'm just sharing this.
ASKING THE BIG ONE
First off, you have to ask yourself the big 1,000 Peso (the ticket price of a bleachers seat for the Azkals-Galaxy match) question: "DO I WANT TO WIN GAMES OR DO I WANT TO DEVELOP A LIFELONG LOVE FOR FOOTBALL?"
Now you can't say both! At one point or another you will come to a crossroads where you will have to ask yourself that question again. So think about it good and hard.
Your answer will determine your methods and approaches.
I used to be ultra competitive both as a player and as a coach. (As a centermid in college I was the Jason de Jong type which probably explains my liking for the lad. My strongest qualities were my aggression and my tackle. Come to think of it, they were my ONLY qualities! Hahaha!) I couldn't tolerate failure with myself or my team.
But I have since experienced a paradigm shift, enlightenment if you may, (hence the name 'buddha'. LOL). I've taken a stand to help my players develop a lifelong love for the game. What matters for me now is that football becomes a passion and a life long hobby for my elementary, high school, and college teams.
It's all about the love for the nuances of the game. I want my players to become life long students of the game. It's what drives me now.
For my U-16's and U-7's teams its not about the score line. But they also know that I'd still kill them if their performance sucked.
For my college team it's a bit different. I butcher and quarter and roast each one of them if I felt that they lost because they treated the match as unimportant.
---- ON COMPETITION
We have to teach our players the correct approach and mindset to competition. We've got to let them understand the difference between playing to win and playing not to lose. The first is a positive response to competition while the later refers to a negative approach. Let me elaborate.
Too often coaches are like calesa horses with blinders on... they don't see what's around them expect that championship trophy. To create a winning team they cut and trim the excess fat to create a stronger, streamlined team.
But what about that chubby kid with his brilliant first touch? What about the gangly kid with no coordination, awkward on the ball but with good positioning sense? What about the frail and skinny class nerd but with tight, close ball control? What about that delinquent, trouble-making, DOTA junkie who can't stop scoring goals? Do coaches have time for them?
See, we talk about grassroots development and how it can produce local players good enough to play for the Azkals but we don't realize that what we first need to develop are lifelong fans of the game! These are the guys (like you and me) who end up in football forums like this.
It's not the Azkals, the foreign-born players, or Dan Palami (bless him!) who has changed the landscape of Filipino football but it is us... the fans... the forum posters... who, despite our poor football upbringing, have retained our passion for the game.
Competition is good. But competition for its own sake? I beg to differ. A growing trend in European youth football is not to allow very young players to compete in youth leagues. Instead they are taught to value learning football for it's own sake (intrinsic motivation). When they reach their mid-teens then they are slowly and carefully introduced into competitive football. Barcelona follows this model, if I'm not mistaken. That's when the Cesc Fabregas, the Thiago Alcantaras, the Jessua Angoy Cruyffs begin to shine.
Now that I've shared my core values I hope you'll understand my approach. (Again, this just works for me and it isn't a cure all.)
---- NURTURE YOURSELF. As a coach you've got keep reading and soaking as much as you can. Dissect football. Hangout with old coaches. Absorb insights from other sports. You team will thank you for it.
KNOW YOUR AGE GROUP Read up on child developmental psychology. Know what to expect from each age level. In this way you can tailor training programs and you will know how much push or pull you can give each child.
BE VERY ORGANIZED. Organize everything... training sessions, drills, transportation, snacks, kits, your year long calendar, garbage collection, everything! You can't do it all yourself so learn to delegate responsibilities to your players. It will make them feel important.
PLAN LONG-RANGE You will taste the fruits of your labors after two or three years. If you see good results within one year go celebrate!
KISS Keep it simple; tactics, drills, commands, etc.
"I don't think tackling is a quality," he says. "It is a recurso, something you have to resort to, not a characteristic of your game. At Liverpool I used to read the matchday programme and you'd read an interview with a lad from the youth team. They'd ask: age, heroes, strong points, etc. He'd reply: 'Shooting and tackling'. I can't get into my head that football development would educate tackling as a quality, something to learn, to teach, a characteristic of your play. How can that be a way of seeing the game? I just don't understand football in those terms. Tackling is a [last] resort, and you will need it, but it isn't a quality to aspire to, a definition.
"Technique is vital and intelligence is fundamental. You need players who interpret the play, who can adapt and do not just have one concrete skill or characteristic."
May I further clarify my concept of competition? I have a mantra that my teams know by heart: "The opponent is a puzzle to be solved, not an enemy to be destroyed." I guess that sums up what I mean when I say there is a difference between playing to win and playing not to lose.
---- Wiking: i fear you might be the only one listening to my monologues. But your question on the 7-10 age group is very relevant. However, rather than write a long session plan with detailed drills let me just describe my philosophical approach to training 7-10 year olds.
Coaching, just like academic education, must be tailored to fit different age groups. Before I suggest a particular training method let me explain why this stage is important.
From ages 7 -10 is when you build good, correct football habits that will serve them well for the rest of the lives. That is why competition at this level shouldn't be encouraged too much. A few friendly games against other teams every now and then is fine but the pressures of a tournament isn't needed yet.
7 - 10 year old soccer players don't need to "learn to be winners" as what is preached by popular sports culture. Instead, they need to learn good habits and to love football training in and of itself. Thus as they grow older their motivation for playing the sport remains intrinsic and not motivated by, say, a fat salary.
Now let me emphasize the need for repetitive drills. To develop good habits you need repetition (the same is true in academics and music training). However modern coaching courses are averse to repetition because logic tells us that 7-10 year olds have the attention span of a housefly. So modern coaches tell us to breakdown drills into little 'games' during training sessions for kids. That's good (and I too do that) but I think we're forgetting the importance of constant repetition. It may be boring but it builds good muscle memory because correct habits are formed through repetition.
The question then is, what type of repetitive training is good at this stage? May I suggest the Coerver Method. I use Coerver drills when working with my U10 team. My old school used to have summer soccer camps and we hire a Coerver coach from the Coerver academy in Thailand and after being his assistant over two summers I've become a strong believer in the method.
Weil Coerver did to football what Shinichi Suzuki did to music.
I have built up a humble collection of training videos over the last 8 years (i have a humble library of coaching books and other coaching materials too) and soon you find that you have a repertoire of drills and exercises that you can pull out of your hat at any moment.
Central to my coaching repertoire are Coerver drills. Forget about the "Brazilian Soccer Schools" springing up all over England and Asia, forget about the football club franchised academies (Arsenal Soccer School, Inter Campus, Bobby Charlton, etc.) forget about free style (street) football video tutorials, and forget about other commercial football clinics. Coerver coaching is the best method for skill development.
(Michel Bruyninckx's B&M Method is good too but it just doesn't have the track record that Coerver does. I do incorporate a lot of Bruyninckx's principles and I am looking at copying his Ballrithmics drills for my U16 & U10 teams. Conversely, Michel Bruyninckx is to football as Zoltan Kodaly is to music.)
But when talking about the Under 7's that's a different story. My five year old son is part of my U7 team and I handle them differently. I just let them play and swarm and chase the ball. The only coaching I give my U7s is lots and lots of "good job, lads" and "well done!"
---- narko: you've confirmed what I've always suspected... I had no qualities as a player and I would have probably benched myself! Lol! Let me just try to comfort myself with the fact that Jose Mourinho and Villas-Boas probably sucked too as players.
Post by teddyandtimmysdad on Nov 13, 2011 22:41:58 GMT 8
buddha - very interesting thread. have you ever heard of Jim Thompson and his views on the two-goal coach? I think you have a lot in common with his ideas. see www.positivecoach.org
our school also uses the coerver approach, and my boys have been training under this approach for the last 5 years or so. my boys are now 11 and 10. they have both been playing with their respective teams for some years now, and it is interesting to see the results.
to summarize, i feel that while the boys are starting to see positive results on the field, i think there are still many gaps in their development. i believe that their individual handling skills in many cases lack their competitive peers, supposedly a strength/focus of the coerver method, at least in the early stages. however, i feel the boys are making up for these individual weaknesses by playing much better as a team - instinctively knowing the positioning and thinking of their teamates, and using this cohesion as a strength to beat other teams which may actually have better skilled individuals. football is, after all, a team sport.
so, what do i think about coerver? i guess i am disappointed that my boys have not advanced their individual skills more quickly. the team is playing better as a team, but i wonder if this is because of coerver (which people tell me is more about individual skills than team play, at least in the early years).
As a footnote, I should say that our school has "imported" several boys from the south for the 13 yo team... which perhaps also points out a weakness of the system?
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do”
Bruce Lee said that the best martial art was formless and that the best fighter is someone who can adapt to any style. While the Coerver Method is a good foundation for skill development it is not a complete system which is why a coach should always be innovative and on the look out on how he can further develop and push his players. We shouldn't be tied down to one method.
You might feel your boys' development has plateaued. I shouldn't be too worried. You said they're fitting into the team's system and using it to conceal individual weaknesses... I'd say they're learning something very valuable which their future coaches will be thankful for. Sounds like you have two very smart boys.
Another possibility here is that all the individuals in your boys' team may have all reached a level of skill where all are almost at the same level of competency which probably explains why the team is playing well. A side effect of this would be that the players who used to stand-out no longer appear to do so simply because everyone is playing almost at the same level.
I've read somewhere that it takes an average of 3,000 touches on the ball per day to actually see improvement. Are your boys are spending extra time on the ball outside training hours? How much time are your boys spending in unstructured play (pick up games)? Pick up games are very important as it gives young players extra time on the ball and time to experiment without fear of failure. There's no coach or parent looking over their shoulder and they get to express themselves by showboating a bit... which is always good for skills!
I was looking at the daily schedule of La Masia, the Barcelona academy, and was surprised that training sessions only last around 2 hours a day! The rest of the time is devoted to school work (they even have tutorial classes after school!) but the difference, according to a La Masia graduate, is that they are constantly with a ball. So it's not really about the amount of training time. What more important is the amount of personal time invested in mastering ball skills.
By the way, I haven't heard of Jim Thompson until you pointed him out. Since then I've read up a bit on him and his approach. Great stuff! Thanks!
jose81: I suppose what you want are tips and shortcuts since your team is new and most are beginners. That's always tough but let me suggest a few tricks:
1. Focus only on drills that matter. ....a) Shielding the ball - the first thing they should master. If they don't know how to confidently shield the ball they're going panic easily and lose possession. Few coaches realize that this is the most basic of skills. ....b) Cruyff turn - the second thing they should learn. This move is worth a thousand dribbles. It will give your players valuable space and time to make decisions and open up passing options. Work them until they can do this in their sleep. This is a drill worth investing time and effort in. ....c) Trapping the ball - let them be comfortable trapping the ball the usual way: sole of the foot, side of the foot, outside of the foot, thigh, and chest.
2. Regardless of your formation, strengthen the spine. .... this refers to the players who occupy the central space on the pitch. In other words, place your best players at central positions (hence the term "spine") such as center back, center mid, center forward. The other players who aren't quite as developed will then occupy the spaces around your spine (left/right backs, wingers). This will minimize damage when playing against stronger teams. DO NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A BAND-AID CURE... you will have to develop your players so you can strengthen ALL positions. But in the meantime, as a temporary measure since you are already in a competition, strengthen the spine of your team.
3. Lastly, praise your players constantly and take time to publicly praise a weaker player if he does something well.
**Note that I never mentioned dribbling drills, heading, and elaborate formations & tactics. The key idea when dealing with a new team is to keep things very simple.
ignore previous advises...theyre too technical...and impossible.
here's how to fasttrack it, make the speedier ones the attackers , the thinking ones the midfielders and the fiercesome, defenders....and the craziest, the keeper.
well, a few real football drills here and there will also help!! but i assure you jose, this is the fastest way to form a team out of outright beginners, and not mumbo-jumbos and what-nots that others say.
AND, after your first or second tourney , am sure you'll determine what your team lacks and where to properly position your players at the field. good luck , JOSE!!
My hooves goes both ways Dont be on the receiving end of it!!
What are the essential basic skills for a beginner soccer player? What are the best ways to practice each?
The three most important skills for a soccer player are as follows:
Dribbling/running/moving with the ball under control. Trapping, often referred to as "touch" or "receiving a ball." Striking, or kicking the ball, for various purposes.
The best way to practice each:
Dribbling: First, you must become comfortable with the ball at your feet. You should play (or train, if you will) with a ball every day, or as often as possible. There are many variations of touch drills, my favorite is The Seven Minute Drill, which varies depending on who you ask, but almost always ends up with between 500 and 1,000 touches on the ball.
It mostly involves practicing footwork and dribbling moves.
Starting out your moves will seem slow and ineffective, but keep at it! Do this builds vital muscle memory that will allow you to recall these moves intuitively when on the pitch.
Trapping, or "Touch": The Seven Minute Drill address these skills, but indirectly. The best way to improve your touch -- meaning most effective and easiest way to practice alone -- is to practice juggling. This is sometimes referred to as "keepy uppy," where you try to keep the ball in the air using only your soccer limbs.
This can be very frustrating at first, especially when you see your favorite footballers on television effortlessly keeping the ball in the air for 100+ touches, completely under control. You can do that also, but you have to start somewhere.
Start with a ball in your hands. Holding the ball in front of you, drop it to your feet and kick it back to your hands using the laces part of your shoe. Repeat until you can kick it back to yourself, under control, consistently.
Then, try to kick it twice (quickly return your foot to the ground and up again to kick it, don't just by balance on one foot). Then once with your right and once with your left. Then with your knee.
Always maintain control and keep the ball low.
This practice alone will make you a better soccer player, there is no doubt about it.
Kicking the Ball: Find a wall (preferably without any windows). Place the ball on the ground and strike it against the wall. First use the inside of your foot, this is the preferred practice for passing the ball. Alternate between your dominant and weaker foot. Pick a spot and try to hit it consistently, and try to trap the ball when it returns.
Gradually increase the power of your kick; it will be harder and harder to control the return ball as you do though, remember that it's still important to trap the ball!
Next, do the same practice but use the laces part of your shoe instead of the inside, this is the preferred method for striking the ball to shoot towards goal or clearing the ball up-field in defensive situations. Again, alternate feet and gradually increase the power used. Don't forget to do your best to trap the return ball!
Conclusion These three practice drills, all of which can be performed completely alone, are the best step towards acquiring meaningful soccer skills, and you can start right now.
You can also mix all of these drills to add variation to your practice routine, and it's encouraged to do so.
For instance: during your Seven Minute Drill, you can add a pass to the wall for every fifth touch, receive the return ball and then do five more touches.
Creativity in soccer is encouraged at every level. The most important skill to learn, and all of these drills touch on it, is to feel comfortable with the ball and have an idea of what you can do with it.
Links and Videos for these drills and other ways of improving technique can be found in the Educational Soccer Video section thread.
Fast Footwork (explanations of the terms) Moves to beat an Opponent (explanations of some great attacking moves) The Daily Footwork Drill (7 minutes a day to excellent footwork)
NOTE: the following collection of footwork and dribbling moves was put together by Dennis Mueller, a boys' U16 competitive coach in Princeton, NJ (USA) from the tapes by Wiel Coerver (1-2-3-Goal, Coerver Coaching), Frans van Balkom (On the Attack), Hubert Vogelsinger (Videocoach Vogelsinger) and Dario Gradi (Soccer Skills for the 90s) (these tapes are available from various vendors). Here's what Dennis writes about the collection:
I have taught all of these moves to my teams and when they were U-12s, every practice started with some variation of the seven minute drill. I have handed this out to the team about twice per year and added some additional work that the players can do on their own in very limited space. The version I hand out is specially formated so each topic is on one typed page, but for posting, I've removed the special formatting and this is plain text. I hope some of you will find it useful.
Inside Roll -- Roll the ball across your body from outside to inside with the inside and sole of the foot and stop the ball with the inside of the other foot. Outside Roll -- Roll the ball across your body from inside to outside with the outside and sole of the foot and stop the ball with the inside of the same foot. Side to Side Push-Pull -- Tap ball back and forth with inside of feet, push ball forward with one foot and pull it back the sole of the opposite foot. Side to Side Step-On -- Roll ball to outside with the sole by stepping lightly on the ball, then tap ball back to the inside with the inside of the foot. Side to Side Front Roll --Tap ball back and forth with inside of feet, push ball slightly forward then pull the ball across your body with the front part of the sole. Pull Instep Push -- Push ball forward and pull it back with the sole, then tap ball forward with the instep of the same foot. Pull a Vee -- Push the ball forward and pull it back the sole of the foot while turning and then take the ball with the inside of the same foot. Pull & Take with Outside of Foot -- Push the ball forward and pull the ball back with the sole then push the ball diagonally forward with the outside of the foot. Pull & Roll Behind -- Push the ball forward and pull the ball back with the sole of the foot then pass the ball behind the standing leg with the inside of the foot. Control the ball with the sole of the other foot. feet. Pull turn --Push ball forward with one foot and pull it back with the other while turning toward ball and take the ball in the opposite direction with the inside of the first foot. Inside of foot turn -- Push ball forward, move past ball and turn toward ball and take it with the inside of the foot in the opposite direction. Outside of foot turn -- Push ball forward, move past ball and turn toward ball while taking it with the outside of the foot in the opposite direction. Cruyff -- Push the ball forward, fake kick with inside of foot, but instead pull ball behind the standing leg and change directions. Stepover Turn -- Push ball forward, step over ball with one foot, turn toward ball and take it in the opposite direction. Full Sole Roll -- Roll the sole of one foot forward over the ball and to the outside so the ball stops against your heel. Turn and take the ball with the sole of the other foot with a Step-On. Scissors -- Starting with the ball to one side, step over or in front of ball so that the ball ends up on the other side of you. Take theball in the opposite direction with the outside of the other foot and then stop ball with the sole of the first foot. 360 -- Push ball forward, stop it with the sole of one foot while stepping past it, turn and drag ball back with sole of other foot, continue turning all the way around and take the ball with the inside of the first foot. Kick Over ball -- Kick over ball with inside of foot then pull it back with the sole of the same foot.
MOVES TO BEAT AN OPPONENT
Hip Swivel -- Fake with inside of one foot by swivelling hips toward ball, then reverse direction and take the ball with the inside of the other foot. Matthews -- Fake with inside of foot nudging ball by dipping shoulder, then take ball in the opposite direction with the outside of same foot. (explode) Cap -- Cut ball with inside of foot slightly backward and take ball ahead with the inside of the opposite foot. Stepover -- With ball moving, stepover ball so ball is outside of stepover foot, turn and take the ball with the other foot. Scissors over ball -- Step behind ball as if preparing to take it with the outside of one foot, then step over the ball and take it with the outside of the other foot. Rivelino -- Same as stepover, but take the ball with outside of stepover foot. Vee -- Fake pass with instep (across body), pull ball back with sole and take in opposite direction with the inside of the same foot. Cruyff -- Fake kick with inside of foot, but instead pull ball behind the standing leg and change directions. Inside of foot cut -- Cut the ball across body with inside of foot while simultaneously stepping over it and take with outside of opposite foot. 3/4 Inside of foot turn -- Cut ball back with inside of foot, continue turning 3/4 of the way around and take the ball with the inside of the same foot 3/4 Outside of foot turn -- Cut ball back with outside of foot, continue turning 3/4 of the way around and take the ball with the outside of the same foot Scissors behind ball -- Step behind ball as if preparing to take it with outside of one foot, fake, then take it with the outside of the opposite foot. (easy to learn) Scissors in front of ball -- Step behind ball as if preparing to take it with outside of one foot, then step around front of ball and take it with outside ofthe other foot. Double Scissors -- Push ball forward, make alternate scissors steps and take with outside of first foot. (ineffective close to opponent) Reverse Matthews -- Fake with outside of one foot, step behind and take with outside of opposite foot. (also called body swerve or Touch 'n go) Stepover - Scissors -- Ball rolling. Stepover followed by scissors with same foot and take with outside of other foot. Front Roll -- While moving forward, pull ball across body with sole and take with outside of opposite foot.
SEVEN MINUTE DRILL
Rolls (4 each foot) Inside Roll Outside roll Foundation (4 each foot, alternating feet 3 touches between moves) Side to Side Push-Pull Side to Side Step-On Side to Side Front Roll Pull back and go. Do sequence with one foot then switch (4 times each foot ) Pull, Instep Push Pull a Vee Pull & Take with Outside of foot Pull & Roll Behind Turns: Travel 10 feet turn 180 degrees use 3 touches between turns (4 times each foot) Pull Turn Inside of foot turn Outside of foot turn Cruyff Stepover Turn Change of direction with fakes, 3 touches betweens turns (4 times each foot) Hip Swivel Matthews Cap Stepover Scissors Rivelino (You can substitute any of the "Moves to Beat an Opponent")
Complete Seven Minute drill is more than 575 touches on the ball.
Spend another ten minutes passing against a wall, both feet, both one and two-touch, instep and inside of feet, include fake kicks. Keep feet moving and work on accuracy.
Spend ten minutes juggling the ball trying to get 100 consecutive juggles.
Do 50 to 100 situps, then stretch.
Try to do complete workout every day. This workout can be done anywhere that there is little danger of breaking things, for instance in a basement, playroom or outside.
well done, cjeagle. we got to remember that results do not happen overnight. In my experience, it takes one to two years before you actually see your players playing the way you like. Six months if you're lucky.
So just to warn new coaches, IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME. Be patient.
-------- I'm off to coach a bunch of elementary kids this morning. I'm investing a lot of time in my Under-10's because I'm looking long term... these kids might end up in my college team someday and if I want them to play beautiful football I've got to instill my philosophies as early as possible.
BTW, I agree with buddha about Coerver coaching. It comes very highly recommended. I have listed one of the videos in the comment on Seven minute drills, 1-2-3 Goal Coerver Coaching, that is highly sought after here in the US.
You mentioned sit-ups/crunches to complete the Seven Minute Drill.
I feel it would be better to do core stability exercises rather than crunches. Crunches/sit-ups when done wrong can do more harm than good. Core stability exercises are very simple and yet work well on your core muscles. The biggest benefit of core stability exercises is that they improve your balance something that isn't directly achieved through crunches.
You can find lots of core stability/core strength exercises on the web.
Pissed: Kahit gustuhin natin makabuo ng team, hindi pa pwede for now dahil sa UAAP season. Surely Gayoso will join the selection, pero ang ibang UAAP players need to be cleared. Hopefully the NCAA based players are ready. Passports is another issue.
Jan 28, 2019 21:27:16 GMT 8
truman: Unpopular opinion: Global FC should just stick with youth football. Build up your club again (and also reputation) dont force yourselves to join the league.
Feb 5, 2019 12:07:17 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: I am amused at the current spat of Ceres and Kaya fans, though I say Kaya fans had it coming. It also an example of a trait lacking in government, that thing called "foresight".
Feb 8, 2019 18:00:51 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: The Iloilo Provincial government need to get their act together. Now the Neg. Occ. government is at full support of football, especially the vice-governor, who was mayor of San Carlos, another football hotbed, who might be governor in July.
Feb 8, 2019 21:45:08 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Sa mga Kaya fans na nagsasabing baka one game lang sa Panaad, basa sa AFC Cup 2019 Regulations, section 16.2.
Feb 9, 2019 12:18:26 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: With the Visayas making a name for itself in football,it really puts a dent on 'Imperial Manila' basketball mentality. Better football facilities, and the Visayan cities can make a name for themselves internationally.
Feb 22, 2019 12:47:40 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: NCR had for so long relied on Palaro players from provinces to boost their lineups. It is high time that VISAYAS should own football. In Negros I think it will a step closer since the vice-governor running for the top post is a football supporter.
Feb 22, 2019 12:58:13 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: what lol 😋
Feb 23, 2019 12:57:25 GMT 8
truman: keep ting on basketball, mate. accept it, we can't cope up with its popularity. Dont hate on the sport. Blame PFF for not marketing the sport well enough.Now that the Philippines is in the FIBA World Cup, it would be a loooot harder for ustogainsupport
Feb 25, 2019 0:44:10 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: If some UAAP or NCAA schools will join the new league in one form or another, it may remove the gap between U22s and seniors. The schools can devise a system akin to sports academies, education is important after all.
Feb 28, 2019 18:16:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Will the PFL be like the San Marino league system, where there are no so-called "home" stadiums.
Mar 2, 2019 12:39:19 GMT 8
leoisiah: Gibraltar also has a single stadium for their league.
Mar 12, 2019 8:27:57 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Rules are rules are rules. The two clubs should have known better. They are given loads of time to act on it. And to those who say PFF sucks, sometimes they do but one thing they are consistent is sticking to the rules.
Mar 25, 2019 10:42:16 GMT 8
truman: Agree @boybacolod
Mar 25, 2019 14:49:21 GMT 8
truman: lowkey cringe sa conyoness ng PPL FB page.
Apr 8, 2019 10:11:23 GMT 8