“We Trained More Like Dancers Than Athletes”

“We Trained More Like Dancers Than Athletes”

Few professionals – if any – in world football can claim to have worked with Bobby Robson, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Carlos Queiróz, Mario Zagallo and Carlos Alberto. Roger Spry’s CV is one of the most impressive around. And his accomplishments are matched only by his passion. The spiritual side of football, the emotional side…

Role of Analysis in the Modern Soccer

Role of Analysis in the Modern Soccer

As the more worldly of our two interviewees, Fernando Valente took it upon himself to dish out some advice, advice for football and indeed for life: “Yes, we want to win. Everybody wants to win. But the way we win can make the difference. For me, that’s the story of my life. I win, I…

Playing Soccer in the USA

Playing Soccer in the USA

“They are the best. Nobody can organise better; nobody can have the coaches that they have. The relationship, the combination, between sport and business. America has got good things, bad things – but in professional sport, nobody can do better than them.” For whatever reason, football in America is often the subject of derision from…