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Mourinho’s coaching secrets – Players

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Jose Mourinho’s is renowned for getting the best out of players.  Whether it is plucking out a talent from obscurity or putting his faith in an older player.  Gwynn Williams was director of football at Chelsea during first spell in charge of the club – he talks to FourFourTwo and reveals the secrets to Mourinho’s […]

Romelu Lukaku: Shrug off your marker

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Master the art of close-quarter combat with expert advice from Manchester United’s powerhouse striker, Romelu Lukaku.  The Belgian international talks to FourFourTwo about how he plays against aggressive defender and play smart when receiving the ball with back to goal. Relish the challenge “I don’t mind if a defender gets tight or gives me space […]

Billy Slater: How to excel as an NRL fullback

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Being an elite-level fullback in the toughest rugby league competition in the world, the NRL is about much more than running fast, catching bombs and hanging off the end of backlines for those glory tries. One man who would know is Melbourne Storm, Queensland Maroons and Australian Kangaroos’ number-one, Billy Slater. The 34-year-old possible future […]

Off-Season Tips : Raise the bar next season

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Whether you’ve lifted the title, picked up the wooden spoon or ended the season muddled in mid-table, make sure you start the next campaign on the front foot using this handy guide, as FourFourTwo speaks to some key football experts. Champions Don’t spend the summer basking in your success, set new targets and aim to […]

Phil Jones: How to defend against counter-attacks

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Manchester United and England defender Phil Jones gives FourFourTwo a few tips on some attacking scenarios, including the commonly deployed counter-attack style against Manchester United. Teams often play counter-attacking football against Manchester United. What do you do when you’ve been caught on the break and you’re the last man in a two-on-one situation? “I would […]

Off-season tips: How to stay fit

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The Australian off-season for amateur football players is long and it can be hard to stay conditioned.  FourFourTwo got some tips from EXOS performance manager Brock Christopher, who gives you his expert advice on staying in shape over the summer. Give your body the chance to heal Summer is the perfect time for the body […]

Tim Cahill: Train hard, unwind hard

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Australia’s goal scoring hero, Tim Cahill, will be the first to say that he wasn’t born to be a professional.  It took a whole lot of hard work and determination. Timmy talks to FourFourTwo about how he has trained himself to the top of the game. Best the first to training “I always like to […]