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Diary of a Sunday League club - Part 2

18 Oct 2011

We continue our look into that very English of pastimes - Sunday League football. Total Football is following the fortunes of Barely Athletic (yes, that IS their real name, and no this isn't a fictional story). And this...
 

The Ben Smith column: Preparing for life after football

17 Oct 2011

Crawley Town midfielder Ben Smith continues his weekly column When you get into your thirties as a professional footballer you have to accept that you are now nearer the end of your career than the start and have to...
 

Mind and body - Taking care of your health and well being

16 Oct 2011

Today we kick off a new column focusing on health and well being, an important aspect of any player's make up. Fabienne Alsing has 25 years of extensive experience as one of our country’s leading healers, natural health...
 

Introducing a new Total Football refereeing column - By Keith Hackett

15 Oct 2011

Total Football is delighted to announce that legendary referee Keith Hackett is on board as a new columnist. Using his many years of experience and expertise, Keith will bring you the best refereeing advice available through the pages...
 

Sunday football - Barcelona style

15 Oct 2011

Total Football writer Jasmit Jabbal had dreams of being a pro. He genuinely believed that, one day, a scout would spot him and snap him up. No scouts turned up to watch him, and the only snap was of the cold winter kind, when toes and...
 

Diary of a Sunday League club

14 Oct 2011

Barely Athletic was created by two 'visionaries' of the sport. United 11 years ago under high-waisted coaching pioneer Derrick Levick, Fred Saugman and Dan Kilpatrick decided to form their own squad from disparate groups of...
 

The Ben Smith column: A lack of loyalty in football

13 Oct 2011

It always makes me chuckle when I hear people saying that individuals in football, be it players, coaches or managers, should be loyal to a certain club. This is naivety...
 

Peak Fitness: Factors affecting a player’s match activity

13 Oct 2011

Following on from last week’s article focusing on the importance of individualising training sessions and programmes for your players, this week we delve a little deeper to explore the differing demands placed on players during matches, and...
 

Pep's power

5 Oct 2011

It was another week of celebration in Barcelona. Mercè is the patron saint of the city and is celebrated in style. Throughout the day and night, parties are packed full, there are different types of...
 

Diary of a new club - Windsor FC

3 Oct 2011

Windsor FC have risen from the ashes of their former club. Stag Meadow played host to Windsor & Eton until the Royalists went bust last season. But Kevin Stott stepped in, relaunched the club as Windsor FC in the summer, and a place...
 

Peak Fitness - with Luton Town's Jordan McCann

3 Oct 2011

Part 2 – The Importance of Individualising a Team Sport The question I am most often asked regarding fitness and conditioning within elite football tends to centre on “How long and how hard should we be training for?” ...
 

The Ben Smith column: The grass isn't always greener

2 Oct 2011

Part 2 of Crawley Town midfielder Ben Smith's weekly column As a young player embarking on a career it is important that you move to the right club at the right time. The wrong move can stall a player’s development and take a long time...
 

Go for goals: Close control

28 Sep 2011

NLP expert Dan Collinson continues with his regular column aimed at improving focus and avoiding negativity as a way to enhance overall performance. Practice, practice, practice From an early age,...
 

Even Barca need a cash injection

26 Sep 2011

Football fans around the world marvel at Barcelona's players and team, with the current side widely regarded to be one of, if not the best team ever. But that would not be possible without an infratsructure and hard work behind the...
 

The Ben Smith column: Crawley on the right track

26 Sep 2011

Ben Smith was one of the most popular men in Crawley last season when his late winner secured Crawley Town a famous FA Cup victory against Swindon Town. Smith and his Crawley team-mates went on to play Manchester...
 

Peak Fitness: High intensity aerobic training drill

24 Sep 2011

Jordan McCann is head of sport science, fitness and conditioning at Blue Square Bet Premier Division high flyers Luton Town. He has an undergraduate degree in sport and exercise science from Loughborough University...
 

Stop press: Luton Town coach signs up for new column

24 Sep 2011

Total Football is delighted to announce yet another new columnist - the head of fitness and conditioning at Luton Town. Jordan McCann is clearly doing something right, as his side travel to York City this weekend as Blue Square Bet...
 

New column: Go for Goals

22 Sep 2011

Introducing 'Go for Goals' - a new column by Dan Collinson Dan Collinson is a specialist in helping individuals in football, sport, business and all walks of life maximise their potential. Total Football has seen him at work and he knows his...
 

Crawley midfielder Ben Smith writes for Total Football

20 Sep 2011

Crawley Town midfielder Ben Smith starts a new weekly column on Monday - and will deliver his candid opinions on all things football. Ben started his career at Arsenal and broke into the first team at Reading before moving to...
 

Barca response is just gr-eight!

19 Sep 2011

In modern football there are many key factors that can decide a match - tactics, technique, the physical condition of the players being just three of them. But intensity is what often sets a team apart. After a stuttering start to...