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2021 Sau 25 17:39

The 2018 Granatkin Memorial Tournament - Observations and Best Players
http://russianfootballnews.com/the-2018 ... t-players/
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

The Crop of 2018

The 2018 tournament finished on 9th September, and for the first time ever, the St Petersburg side won the tournament, beating Turkey 3-0 in the final. The third place play-off saw host nation Russia gain revenge over Lithuania with a 2-0 win, having been beaten by the Lithuanians by the same score in the group stage.

The best player awards were as follows:
Best Goalkeeper: Nikolay Rybikov – St Petersburg (Zenit St Petersburg)
Best Defender: Ernestas Mockus – Lithuania (FC Kauno Zalgiris)
Best Midfielder: Nikita Koldunov – St Petersburg (Zenit St Petersburg)
Best Attacker: Gamid Agalarov – Russia (Anzhi)
MVP: Yunus Akgun – Turkey (Galatasaray)

Lithuanian Youth is Looking Strong

Mockus is one of a number of bright Lithuanian talents who excelled at the tournament. A centre-half, the 18-year-old has made his senior breakthrough for his club Kauno Zalgiris this season, making three appearances before the start of the tournament.

Other Lithuanians to have stood out are attacking midfielders Edgaras Utkas and Benas Anisas. Utkus began his career at the same academy as Mockus, the Nacionaline Futbolo Akademija of Lithuania, but in January of 2018, he signed for French side Monaco. Over in France, he is one of the plethora of exciting talent in the academy. He capped his tournament off with a brilliant free kick against Russia in the group stages.

Anisas is a completely different story, playing in the second tier of Lithuanian football for Dziugas. He has been a regular for his team since he was 16 and features for his country at this level for the first time. Like Utkus, Anisas showed all he can in the group stages, scoring a brilliant solo goal vs Armenia and then winning the free kick which Utkus scored v Russia. Over the summer he has trialled with Finnish side TPS, and surely it is just a matter of time until he moves on.

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2021 Kov 14 02:02

‘We’ve had a difficult year. For Dundalk to play the might of Arsenal is massive’
https://theathletic.com/2161269/2020/10 ... l-manager/

It was getting fractious. Dundalk is a soccer town in Ireland – “very much a one-team town,” as Shields adds, “a lot of stuff revolves around the club, the fanbase is fantastic, you see more kids in Dundalk gear than any Premier League club.”

Dundalk survived and in came Kenny, a progressive coach who is now the Republic of Ireland manager. Kenny arrived in November 2012 and within a year Dundalk were second. Another year on and they were champions. It was the first of five league titles in six seasons. There were cups as well ­– and Europe. In August 2016 Dundalk defeated the considerably richer BATE Borisov 3-0 in a Champions League qualifier.

“From when Stephen came in, we considered ourselves full-time,” Shields says, even though Dundalk did not go fully professional until 2017. “Some of the lads worked in the day, but the way we trained, the way we recovered, what we ate, he gave us a full-time mentality. That is when we began our domestic dominance. A lot of clubs looked at us and said ‘we need to be doing that’.

“Everything’s 52 weeks now. For a long time the league ran on 42-week contracts, everyone in the league would sign one-year deals. That went out the window when Stephen started to do well at Dundalk and you’d get two, three-year deals. I’d say it has brought up the standard of the League of Ireland and maybe seven or eight clubs are full-time professional. But it’s hard to say what state the league is in because it varies. Maybe if the FAI hadn’t neglected it for years…”

Shields’ dismissive reference to the FAI – the Football Association of Ireland – is a common one. League of Ireland clubs have tried to better themselves in an environment of neglect decades long. Last season’s first place brought Dundalk €110,000 in prize money – about a third of what Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earns in a week.

It is an embarrassing sum. It contributes to Irish clubs’ long poverty. In turn, there has been minimal investment in infrastructure, which is why Dundalk are forced by UEFA guidelines to host games 50-odd miles south in Dublin. Dundalk have an artificial pitch and although the main stand sports the words: “Oriel Park The Home of Football”, it is an antiquated home. Upstairs in the bar is a framed aerial photograph of the ground dating from 1953. It is in black and white and if retaken 67 years on would not show much change; certainly not enough change.

“It is hard,” Shields says. “We have an artificial pitch. All the squad would agree they’d prefer a grass pitch. It is disappointing that we’ve got to the group stages twice and we’re not allowed to play our home games in Oriel Park. This year it has not been such a factor, but in other years, you just feel sorry for the fans. You’d really like a home fixture, bring a disruptive kind of atmosphere, whereas they have to go however many miles down to Dublin. If you want the league to improve, you need to improve these things first.”

Sitting with Kenny in that upstairs bar three years ago, he spoke of the “very limited facilities”. His team had recently lost 3-2 on aggregate to Rosenborg in a Champions League qualifier and, after the second leg in the 21,000 capacity modern stadium in Trondheim, Kenny had referred to “bloody Oriel Park”.
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2021 Kov 17 15:38

BeNe League a step closer as Belgian clubs vote to merge with Dutch football
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Belgium's leading clubs have voted to support a possible ‘BeNe League’ merger with Dutch football.

The Belgian Pro League confirmed on Tuesday its general assembly had unanimously voted in favor of an "agreement in principle" for a potential cross-border league with the Dutch Eredivisie dubbed the BeNe League.

"This ambition is based both on the respect of the big clubs' sporting ambitions, and on the need for economic stability for the other professional clubs," the Pro League said. "The 25 clubs are unanimous in their desire to give the BeNeLeague a fair chance."

The details and format have been discussed for months between Dutch and Belgian clubs but a formal proposal has yet to be unveiled. The project has raised concerns among supporters' groups fearing it would favor only big clubs.

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2021 Bir 02 17:35

How to pick a Euros squad: Databases, red lines, social dynamics, difficult conversations ... and penalty takers
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2021 Bir 03 09:50

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2021 Bir 11 12:35

How Brian Flynn saved Welsh international football
https://thesefootballtimes.co/2021/06/0 ... -football/

Manager Mike England said in 1981, “There are about 24 players whom I would consider as suitable contenders in the whole of the league. If one of my players gets injured, it’s very hard to replace him.” Rush discussed the issue of squad depth in 1995: “The eternal problem for a small country like Wales, with limited numbers of top-flight professional players, has invariably been in getting the balance right.”

Craig Bellamy put it typically bluntly in 2001: “Over the years Wales have been able to field a strong team if everyone is fit but there’s never been much below the surface. If we get injuries, we’ve had it. It’s not ideal.”

Flynn got to work on deepening the player pool, attacking his new job with gusto from day one. “You need at least 30 good players really,” he told me. “John Toshack always used to say the best players need good sparring partners.” In attending an average of 12 games a week, he was intent on building good relations with club coaches and making sure he was at least aware of as many Welsh qualified players as possible. This diligence paid off in spectacular fashion.

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2021 Bir 18 21:28

Trys straipsniai iš top paties šaltinio apie Kipro futbolo finansinę pusę.

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