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The objectives of Footballscience.net are:

  • to scientifically question statements, trends and opinions in football
  • to update coaches on scientific knowledge and its application in football
  • to help coaches in their development and finally for the good of the game

 

Fri

26

Feb

2021

How does the mid-season coach change affect physical performance on top soccer players?

 

The aim was to analyze the locomtion and metabolic responses of professional players in the top three competitive standards of Spanish soccer during the four weeks before and after dismissal of the coach.

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Wed

24

Feb

2021

Worst case scenario match analysis and contextual variables in professional soccer players: a longitudinal study

This study aimed to describe the worst-case scenarios (WCS) of professional soccer players by playing position in different durations and analyse WCS considering different contextual variables (match half, -location and outcome)

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Tue

23

Feb

2021

Latest research in football - week 53 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Tue

23

Feb

2021

Biological Maturity Status in Elite Youth Soccer Players: A Comparison of Pragmatic Diagnostics With Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This study aimed to evaluate commonly used methods to assess BMS within a highly selected sample of youth soccer players.

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Mon

22

Feb

2021

Endurance Capacities in Professional Soccer Players: Are Performance Profiles Position Specific?

The aim of this study was to investigate position-specific endurance performance of soccer players.

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Fri

19

Feb

2021

Latest research in football - week 52 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Wed

17

Feb

2021

Biomechanical measures during two sport-specific tasks differentiate between footballers with and without future ACL injury

 

The aim was to determine whether prospectively measured components of valgus collapse during a deceleration cut can differentiate between female footballers who go on to non-contact ACL injury

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Mon

15

Feb

2021

Latest research in football - week 51 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Mon

15

Feb

2021

Moving Advertisements Systematically Affect Gaze Behavior and Performance in the Soccer Penalty Kick

The aim of the current study was to investigate whether a moving advertisement positioned behind the goal area would influence the visual attention of participants performing a soccer penalty kick, and, whether this would an effect on subsequent motor performance.

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Sat

13

Feb

2021

Worst case scenario match analysis and contextual variables in professional soccer players: a longitudinal study

 

This study aimed to describe the worst-case scenarios of professional soccer players by playing position in different durations and analyse WCS considering different contextual variables (match half and location)

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Wed

10

Feb

2021

Latest research in football - week 50 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Wed

10

Feb

2021

Accelerometry-based variables in professional soccer players: comparisons between periods of the season and playing positions

The aim of this study was to provide reference data of variation in external training loads for weekly periods within annual season.

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Tue

09

Feb

2021

Most running demand passages of match play in youth soccer congestion period

The objective of this study was to determine whether there is a decrease in the physical performance of the players in the most demanding passages (MDP) during periods of competition congestion.

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Sun

07

Feb

2021

Latest research in football - week 49 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Sun

07

Feb

2021

Running technique is more effective than soccer-specific training for improving the sprint and agility performances with ball possession

The study aimed at comparing the effects of two training approaches on prepubescent soccer players' sprint performance.

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Fri

05

Feb

2021

Effect of Practicing Soccer Juggling With Different Sized Balls Upon Performance, Retention and Transfer to Ball Reception

The aim was to investigate if making the skill aquisition phase more difficult or easier would enhance performance in soccer juggling and if this practice has a positive intertask transfer effect to ball reception performance.

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Wed

03

Feb

2021

Latest research in football - week 48 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Tue

02

Feb

2021

Large Reductions in Match Play Physical Performance Across a Football Season Positional Performances

The aims of this investigation were to report team average and positional changes to match play physical performance across an European Championsleague season while statistically controlling for situational and contextual variables.

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Mon

01

Feb

2021

The Effect of Preparatory Posture on Goalkeeper’s Diving Save performance in Football

This study aimed to analyse the effect of different starting stance widths and knee flexion angles on movement time, center of mass trajectory and velocity in goalkeepers' diving saves.

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Thu

28

Jan

2021

Latest research in football - week 47 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Wed

27

Jan

2021

A New Approach for Training-load Quantification in Elite-level Soccer: Contextual Factors

 

The aims were to analyse the physical response of professional soccer players during training considering the contextual factors of match location, season period and quality of opposition.

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Tue

26

Jan

2021

Long corner kicks in the English Premier League: Deliveries into the goal area and critical area

 

The purpose was to investigate long corner kicks within the English Premier League that entered the goal area (6-yard box) or the critical are (6-12 yards from the goal-line in the width of the goal area) with the defining outcome occurring after the first contact.

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Fri

22

Jan

2021

Latest research in football - week 46 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Fri

22

Jan

2021

Variability of professional soccer players’ perceived match load after successive matches

This study analyses the differential perceived match load accumulated by professional soccer players depending on participation in several consecutive matches.

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Thu

21

Jan

2021

Position Specific Running Performances in Professional Football: Influence of Different Tactical Formations

This study aims to quantify and analyze the differences in position-specific performances in games played with three or four defensive players.

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