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Philippe Coutinho: 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. You’re pretty nifty at beating defenders, so tell us: how do you do it? “I always try to be quick in possession, whether that’s running with the ball, playing a quick pass or trying a trick. […]

Mourinho’s coaching secrets – Coaches

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Gwynn Williams was director of football at Chelsea during Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge of the club and observed the unique style that Mou took with his coaching staff.  Williams spoke to FourFourTwo and shed some light on the Manchester United manager.  Attention to detail On his first day at Chelsea, he ordered everyone […]

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 […]

Phil Jones: “I’d happily take the red card”

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The Manchester United and England defender, Phil Jones gives amateur defenders a few tips on when a striker is through on goal. The Premier League centre-back talks to FourFourTwo You’re trying to get back to stop a striker from getting through on goal – what do you do? “It depends on the game situation. If […]

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 […]

Tim Cahill: My Match day

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Melbourne City and Socceroo forward, Tim Cahill talks to FourFourTwo about his match day routine, preparation and recovery. Pre-match Prep “If we’re playing in the evening, I generally have a very relaxed morning. I sleep in, have breakfast with the family and then just chill through the morning. Then in the afternoon I’ll go in […]

Tim Cahill: My match day

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Melbourne City and Socceroo forward, Tim Cahill talks to FourFourTwo about his match day routine, preparation and recovery.  Pre-match Prep “If we’re playing in the evening, I generally have a very relaxed morning. I sleep in, have breakfast with the family and then just chill through the morning. Then in the afternoon I’ll go in […]

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 […]