Identity is important.

Since the outset of football in England clubs and teams were formed based on community and in the early days even differing religious beliefs. As the game spread, it became even more a component of the game across Europe and South America. Families were split on who they supported but that loyalty to “their club’ …

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Recruit over Develop

It is an ongoing discussion in the soccer world: does a club concentrate on recruiting as a priority? I believe it is crucial to recruit at the entry age but if the clubs model works, that necessity should tail off. Player development, however, should never stop. There is no doubt that recruiting players at the …

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