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Vincent Kompany: Lead your team to victory

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Manchester City and Belgium’s super-skipper, Vincent Kompany has been a big of part of every trophy win since joining the Citizens in 2008 and has led his team by example since becoming club captain in 2011. Kompany talks to FourFourTwo about being the fire and the ice at times. Set an example “Leading by example […]

Vincent Kompany: Believe in your leadership

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10-years at an ever changing, ever improving Manchester City club, one thing has remained consistent and that is their Belgian captain! Vincent Kompany gives FourFourTwo some advice on how to lead your team to success and the role of a captain that is often overlooked. Stay true to yourself “I didn’t become captain when I […]

Cameron McInnes – Be a Tackling Machine

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No player laid on more tackles in the NRL last season than St George Illawarra’s Cameron McInnes. The 23-year-old hooker talked to Inside Sport about how he managed an astonishing 1155 tackles, which meant he was in an average of 44 car-crash-level collisions every match. Ouch… The Right Attitude “My whole life since I started […]

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND … Blake Austin

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After what seemed an eternity since the Canberra Raiders were last a serious force in Australia’s elite rugby league competition, the men from the nation’s capital destroyed most before them throughout 2016 to finish just one game short of their first grand final appearance since 1994. Their sensational form across ’16 had most pundits expecting […]

Aymeric Laporte: 7 rules for the modern defender

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Manchester City’s ball-playing centre-back Aymeric Laporte tells FourFourTwo the 7 rules you must obey to be a centre-back in a passing system. Learn to love the ball The centre-back’s role has changed  “My positon’s most important evolution has been in the sense of being more than a defender. A big part of my game is […]

Roberto Carlos: Play like a Brazilian full-back

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Be your team’s most feared attacking threat with guidance from the Real Madrid and Selecao legend. Surprise the opposition “There are advantages and disadvantages for a team who play with full-backs like me. You can surprise the opposition by attacking at speed, and provide more opportunities for final balls that result in goals. The danger […]

Dele Alli: How I studied Gerrard

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Dele Alli grew up idolising Steven Gerrard – he talks to FourFourTwo about the influence he’s had on his style and why he loves big games and big tackles. Steven Gerrard was one of your heroes – what did you admire about his game? He was one of the best midfielders in the world when […]

Philippe Coutinho: More on unlocking defences

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Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho talks to FourFourTwo about his dribbling technique and the secret to unlocking defences. How did you go about developing a sharp football brain? “I think this comes from the intensity at which we train, but also the work we do with our physical trainer. We do a lot of […]