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Tim Cahill: How to out-jump a giant

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You don’t have to be tall to dominate the skies, says Socceroo’s aerial master Tim Cahill to FourFourTwo.  Timmy has a 5-point guide to make sure you’ve got the technique right. 1) Winning headers starts in gym “To leap above your opponent you need to have explosive power in your legs. This is forged in […]

Radamel Falcao: How to be a fox in the box

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FourFourTwo finds out how banging in goals will be easy with these tips from Colombian Hitman, Radamel Falcao. Hone your craft “You can develop how you recognise goal scoring situations by working with wingers in training and sprinting forward to meet their crosses. Jostle with a defender and look to get beyond them as you […]

Radamel Falcao: How to be a penalty-box predator

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Working hard on the training ground is pivotal to proving your worth as the team’s perfect 9. Play like Falcao with this simple yet effective drill. Aim This drill has been designed to create explosive power in the sideways and backwards movements used to confuse defenders. This exercise also replicates the darting movement a striker […]

Eden Hazard: Rise to the top

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What takes talent to the next level? Eden Hazard has had some ups and downs in his time in England, but now back to his best.  Chelsea’s brilliant Belgian fills FourFourTwo in on his guide to stardom. Passion Pays “When I was a kid I used to get home from school and go straight into […]

Pre-season: Essential objectives

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FourFourTwo discover how to create the platform for a successful season this year with training tips from academy director of Liverpool, Alex Inglethorpe. Pre-season is time for new beginnings. Last season’s mistakes are this seasons lessons, platforms that allow you to boost your game to new heights. It’s a clean slate. You have a new […]

Eden Hazard: Thrive on Match Day

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There is no better feeling than crossing that white line and giving your all for your teammates. You know the feeling when playing amateur football…just imagine the buzz from playing at the highest level!? Chelsea and Belgium cornerstone, Eden Hazard chats to FourFourTwo about how you can boost your performance on match day. Obey the […]

Ignite your pre-season with the right fuel

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Getting the right grub before and after training is an underpinning factor to a solid season as FourFourTwo finds out thanks to Emma Stevenson, Director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition ResearchCentre at Northumbria University. “In pre-season the key thing to focus on is your energy intake, because the expenditure in the amount of exercise […]

Dele Alli: Play without fear

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Bursting into English and World Football in 2015, Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli does exactly this. Not letting fear inhibit the raw talent he possess. Alli talks to FourFourTwo about where this part of his game developed, ahead of the Euros in France. Relish the challenge Have faith in your game “When I made […]

Dele Alli: Demand the ball

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20-year old England and Spurs midfielder Dele Alli is definitely not one to shy away from the ball, constantly amazing fans in his breakout season for Tottenham.  It seems he was destined for greatness from the moment he stepped out on to the pitch, his first ever touch as a professional football was a backheel!  […]