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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

 

Thu

27

Apr

2017

Club revenue highlights

Chapter 8 was about the UEFA clubs and their revenue.

Generally, revenue has grown over the last year with an average of more than 9% per year. The club’s revenue are now six times the level of 1996.

 

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Sat

22

Apr

2017

Latest research in football - week 14 - 2017

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

18

Apr

2017

Latest research in football - week 13 - 2017

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

16

Apr

2017

Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League Pre-Match Warm-Up

Due to a good friend I was able to visit the UEFA Champions league match of Borussia Dortmund against AS Monaco.

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Mon

10

Apr

2017

Latest research in football - week 12 - 2017

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

23

Mar

2017

Latest research in football - week 11 - 2017

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

20

Mar

2017

Latest research in football - week 10 - 2017

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

13

Mar

2017

Latest research in football - week 9 - 2017

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

09

Mar

2017

Latest research in football - week 8 - 2017

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

06

Mar

2017

Latest research in football - week 7 - 2017

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

22

Feb

2017

Latest research in football - week 6 - 2017

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

21

Feb

2017

Al-Kass U17 Tournament Pre-match Warm-ups

The 6th edition of the annual Al-Kass U17 international tournament was held in Doha in January.

My former colleague Ioannis Grammos was able to visit some games and kind to record some warm-up procedures of PSG and the Aspire Academy.

 

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Tue

14

Feb

2017

Latest research in football - week 5 - 2017

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

13

Feb

2017

Latest research in football - week 4 - 2017

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

05

Feb

2017

Club ownership

The fifth chapter of the UEFA Club Footballing Landscape was about (foreign) club ownership.

 

Forty-four clubs in major European leagues are now under foreign ownership, by owners of 18 different nationalities.

Foreign ownership is still centered in England, where more than half of the clubs in the top two leagues now have foreign owners.

2016 was the most active year for foreign club takeovers, with ten new acquisitions by November, including eight new Chinese owners.

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Sat

04

Feb

2017

Latest research in football - week 3 - 2017

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

03

Feb

2017

Supporters

Chapter 4 of the UEFA Club Footballing Landscape was about the supporters.


Over 170 mio people went to European league matches in 2015/2016 with 55 mio in England and Germany alone. Overall there was a significant increase and 14 leagues achieved their best attendance figures in more than 10 years.

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Tue

31

Jan

2017

Al-Kass U17 International Tournament Pre-match Warm-ups

The 6th edition of the annual Al-Kass U17 international tournament was held in Doha until today.

My former colleague Ioannis Grammos was able to visit some games and kind to record some warm-up procedures of Eintracht Frankfurt, AS Roma and Kashiwa Reysol.

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Sun

22

Jan

2017

Latest research in football - week 1 - 2017

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

17

Jan

2017

Player profiles and use of domestic/foreign players

The second big part of the "The European Club Footballing Landscape", from the 2014/2015 season, was about the players.

 

The average age of first-team squads (in January 2016) can be seen in the following maps below. It seems that the talent-importing leagues tend to have a higher average first team squad compared to talent exporters (such as Netherlands and the Balkan countries).

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Sun

15

Jan

2017

Head coach stability

The head coach plays a paramount role in every football club. Consequently, UEFA investigated different topics "around" the head coach in its release "The European Club Footballing Landscape".

 

The manuscript highlighted some data evaluated from the the 2014/2015 season.

 

First topic was about "Head coach security" and it seems that it remains a problem and it i getting worse in many places. Please have a look at the first European and global maps below.

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Sun

08

Jan

2017

Latest research in football - week 51 - 2016

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

06

Jan

2017

Latest research in football - week 50 - 2016

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

27

Dec

2016

Latest research in football - week 49 - 2016

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

22

Dec

2016

Latest research in football - week 48 - 2016

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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