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  • 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

03

Feb

2023

Latest research in football - week 1 - 2023

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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Thu

02

Feb

2023

Internal and external load during 8v8, 5v5 and 3v3 in elite youth mal football players

This study aimed to investigate internal and external load in three different game formats (8v8, 5v5, 3v3 with 80 m2 per player) of small-sided games (SSG) in Chinese elite youth football players.

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Wed

01

Feb

2023

Effect of training on parathyroid hormone and bone turnover marker profile in relation to vitamin D supplementation in footballers

The aim of the study was to assess the impact of vitamin D supplementation and regular physical activity on 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], parathyroid hormone (PTH) and bone turnover marker concentration in footballer.

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Thu

19

Jan

2023

Latest research in football - week 52 - 2022

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

11

Jan

2023

Effects of mental fatigue on the psychophysiological responses, kinematic profiles, and technical performance in small-sided games

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of mental fatigue (MF) on the psychophysiological responses, kinematic profiles, and technical performance of young soccer players in small-sided games (SSGs).

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Thu

05

Jan

2023

Latest research in football - week 51 - 2022

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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Thu

05

Jan

2023

Effects of playing 1 vs 3 matches in a one-week period on physical performance in young soccer players

The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of playing 1 vs 3 matches in a one‑week period on physical performance in young soccer players.

 

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Tue

03

Jan

2023

The soccer season: Performance variations and evolutionary trends

In this review we examined variations and evolutionary trends in endurance-related parameters of professional players.

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Tue

03

Jan

2023

Latest research in football - week 50 - 2022

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

01

Jan

2023

The soccer season: Performance variations and evolutionary trends

The physiological demands of soccer challenge the entire spectrum of the response capacity of the biological systems and fitness requirements of the players. In this review we examined variations and evolutionary trends in neuromuscular parameters of professional players.

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Thu

22

Dec

2022

Influence of Tactical Behaviour on Running in the 3 Most Successful Soccer Teams During the Season of the Spanish First Division

The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of tactical behavior on physical performance of the three best Spanish soccer teams.

 

 

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Thu

22

Dec

2022

Latest research in football - week 49 - 2022

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

20

Dec

2022

External and Internal Training Loads for Intensive and Extensive Tactical-Conditioning in Soccer Small Sided Games

This study aimed to investigate the external and internal training loads (ITLs; session-RPE method) of 18 elite U20 soccer players undertaking a tactical-conditioning training program with special reference to small-sided games (SSGs). 

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Tue

20

Dec

2022

High metabolic load distance in professional soccer according to competitive level and playing positions

This study aimed to examine the Spanish professional soccer players’ high metabolic load distance profile, comparing competitive level and playing positions.

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Mon

19

Dec

2022

Latest research in football - week 48 - 2022

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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Thu

15

Dec

2022

Analysis of the Association between Internal and External Training Load Indicators in Elite Soccer: Multiple Regression Study

The aim of this study was to identify the external training load (ETL) variables that are most influential on the session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) during elite soccer training.

 

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Tue

13

Dec

2022

Effects of Eight-Week Circuit Training with Core Exercises on Performance in Adult Male Soccer Players

The study aims to investigate the effects of circuit training with a core exercise program on physical performance in competitive amateur soccer players.

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Mon

12

Dec

2022

Latest research in football - week 47 -2022

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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Sat

10

Dec

2022

Weekly Training Load across a Standard Microcycle in a Sub-Elite Youth Football Academy: A Comparison between Starters and Non-Starters

The aim of this study was to compare the weekly training load on a standard microcycle in starters (START) and non-starters (NoSTART) of a sub-elite youth football academy.

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Fri

09

Dec

2022

Effects of an experimental short-time high-intensity warm-up on explosive muscle strength performance in soccer players: A pilot study

This study evaluated the effects of an a short time warm-up consisting of a small number of intermittent high-intensity sprints on explosive muscle strength performance in soccer players and to identify recovery times after performing the sprints. Reliability of a smartphone app for jumping performance was established.

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Thu

08

Dec

2022

Latest research in football - week 46 -2022

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

07

Dec

2022

Effect of Small-Sided Games with and without the Offside Rule on Young Soccer Players: Reliability of Physiological Demands

This study aimed to compare the physiological demand between three vs. three small-sided games (SSGs) with (3vs.3WITH) and without (3vs.3WITHOUT) the offside rule, as well as the within and between-session reliability.

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Tue

06

Dec

2022

Season Match Loads of Under-23 Soccer Team: Differences between Different Starting Statuses throughout the Season

This study aimed to quantify the external match loads (EMLs) of a Portuguese U23 soccer team, competing at the highest national level for the age group, comparing players with different starting status throughout a competitive season and specific blocks.

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Fri

25

Nov

2022

Latest research in football - week 45 - 2022

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

25

Nov

2022

Genetic profiles to identify talents in elite endurance athletes and professional football players

The genetic profile that is needed to identify talents has been studied extensively in recent years. The objective of this investigation was to approach, the study of genetic variants in several polygenic profiles and their role in elite endurance and professional football by comparing the allelic and genotypic frequencies to the non-athlete.

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