Cultured Football #51
Running. Long Term Deals. Kamaldeen Sulemana. Le Havre. Manchester City.
'I felt like a rocket out there!'
By Neil Jones for Goal
For a sport that relies so much on running, it is amazing that football clubs don’t do more to train their players on how to do so properly. Tony Clarke has worked with Phil Foden to do just that and feels that there is a lot for football players to benefit.
Reading Time: 7 minutes
Do footballers lose motivation after signing long-term contracts?
By John Nassoori for The Guardian
There have been a number of high profile players who seemed to lose their form soon afterwards. Whilst clubs are always eager to sign their best players to long term deals, does this have a negative impact on their performances?
Reading Time: 8 minutes
The Excellence of Kamaldeen Sulemana
By Ashwin Raman for The Analyst
Kamaldeen Sulemana is a player that, if the hype is to be believed, we’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future. If you, like me, haven’t seen a lot of him then this scouting report will tell you EVERYTHING that you need to know about him.
Reading Time: 13 minutes
Le Havre: The French club where Pogba, Payet and Mahrez honed their talents
By Karan Tejwani for The Set Pieces
Whilst others have often been the ones who benefit from the their talents, Le Havre the club that have helped identify and refine the talents of Paul Pogba, Riyad Mahrez, Dmitri Payet and Steve Mandanda. Michael Bunel, who is in charge of their academy, explains how they do it.
Reding Time: 8 minutes
Manchester City’s dominance a reminder the rich always get their way
By Ken Early for The Irish Times
There is little doubt that Pep Guardiola has built Manchester City into one of the best teams that English football has ever seen. But, for all their superiority – or perhaps because of it – there is little excitement around them.
Reading Time: 5 minutes
Bonus: Holding On To A Dream
By Paul Grech for Cultured Football
In mid-week we shared the story of Cherif Karamoko, one of thousands who each year put their lives at risk it to try getting to Europe. For Karamoko, salvation of sorts came through a dream of making it as a footballer.
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Not many would have imagined it when he was appointed – after all, not many knew of him – but his arrival would change the face of the English game. A game that was years behind its European counterparts was dragged into a new era largely thanks to him.
Reading Time: 7 minutes