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Mind and body - Heal yourself through exercise

17 Jan 2012

Any accomplished sports performer knows how important it is to carefully structure and vary their training and to look after the core muscles that provide support and strength. Pilates has for a number of years now been used in...
 

The Lee Richardson column: Why Rovers fans are Kean to see the back of the club's owners

14 Jan 2012

Former Halifax, Watford, Blackburn, Aberdeen, Oldham and Huddersfield midfielder Lee Richardson - who was also a player and manager at Chesterfield - starts a new column today with Total Football. Richardson, who has a UEFA Pro coaching...
 

The Sebastian Brown column: In, out, shake it all about

13 Jan 2012

Let me first wish you all a happy new year. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas period and are ready to tackle 2012 with verve and gusto. January. The first month of a new year. A population full of optimism and...
 

The Ben Smith column: Sticking to what you believe in

13 Jan 2012

It’s funny how when you get older your ambitions and plans for the future change. If you had asked me five or six years ago if I would be interested in some sort of career in coaching or management I would have said no chance. ...
 

Football philosophy - Stick to the plan

8 Jan 2012

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great festive break! I think I'm just about recovering from the amount games and travelling! Five games in five days over last weekend, taking in League Two, Blue Square Premier, the...
 

Blake's 7 - Why it's time to give Suarez a break

27 Dec 2011

Hi, Paul Blake here again with another look at the past week in the crazy world of football. In this week’s edition of Blake’s 7, I come out in support of a misunderstood Uruguayan striker and argue that the DW Stadium is where...
 

Booth's blog - Gazza no longer 'newsworthy'

27 Dec 2011

Introducing a new blog by Total Football writer Nick Booth - starting with the curious tale of why Paul Gascoigne's successful battle against the booze could make him less newsworthy... After three consecutive quarters of...
 

The Sebastian Brown column: Spare a thought for Christmas workers

23 Dec 2011

AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Seb Brown brings you his second column for Total Football... (Mid) season’s greetings “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” declared Andy Williams. For many people Christmas is a...
 

Football philosophy - Take it on the chin, learn and move on

23 Dec 2011

Welcome everyone to the first article in my new coaching series for Total Football. I'm Anthony Hudson, a UEFA A Licenced coach and until recently I was manager at Newport County. I want to keep this series of writing tailored...
 

Fitness first - How to prevent ACL injuries

23 Dec 2011

One of the biggest fears of professional footballers is to suffer an injury so serious it will keep them out of action long enough to miss a whole season. That could threaten one’s contract with a club, performance and...
 

Sunday football in Barcelona - A lesson in humility

22 Dec 2011

Total Football continues its series of diary entries from Jasmit Jabbal, a Sunday League football coach with a difference. It's one thing getting together with a group of mates from the pub for a match on Hackney Marshes on Sunday...
 

Blake's 7 - A week in football

21 Dec 2011

As a Southampton fan for more than 30 years, it is fair to say that I have experienced many of the highs and lows that being a football fan has to offer. In 2003, I paid £300 for an FA Cup final ticket at the Millennium...
 

New blog: Don't just hoof it!

21 Dec 2011

Welcome to my...
 

The Ben Smith column: What Christmas is really like for a footballer

19 Dec 2011

While most people are unwinding and relaxing in preparation for Christmas and the New Year festivities footballers are coming into one of the busiest times of the season. The majority of people's Christmas periods revolve around...
 

New column: AFC Wimbledon keeper Seb Brown writes for Total Football

16 Dec 2011

Male, 22, GSOH, seeks avid reader.... Hi everyone, I am Seb Brown, currently goalkeeper at League 2 club, AFC Wimbledon. I have been invited to contribute a regular piece for you by the guys at www.totalfootballmag.com. ...
 

Mind and body - Health, happiness and magic

15 Dec 2011

It has often been said that health and happiness are the most basic elements to a successful and fulfilling life. If we add a dash of focused determination and indeed a splash of magic we are getting pretty close to the perfect...
 

The science of football: The truth about sports supplements

14 Dec 2011

Whey Hey... The truth about sports supplements ‘Translating scientific jargon into meaningful and interesting summaries’ Part I: Creatine, Caffeine, & Whey Protein The use of sports supplements to meet dietary requirements...
 

The Kate Partridge column: Russia's European dreams

12 Dec 2011

Interested in the latest developments in one of the fastest-emerging football nations? Russia is quickly becoming a major player in world football and club owners are spending huge amounts on big-name players to compete with Europe's elite. ...
 

The Ben Smith column: Footballers are fragile too

9 Dec 2011

The harrowing news of Gary Speed's tragic death has bought the issue of depression in football back into the spotlight. At the moment the details around his death are a mystery and could well remain that way. To an outsider he seemed...
 

Tom Watt: Refs got it wrong with Cahill and Luiz

9 Dec 2011

Popular broadcaster and avid footy fan Tom Watt shares with Total Football his thoughts on the three main talking points of last weekend's Premier League action. And he thinks referees got two of the weekend's big Premier League...