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In association football (also know as football or soccer), just like some other sport games, kit refers to the normal equipment and attire worn by players. The “kit” is different from a “strip” (called “uniform” in North American English), which include the shirt, shorts and socks, although people sometimes use the terms interchangeably. The sport’s Laws of the Game stipulate the minimum kit which a player must use, and also forbid using things that are parlous to every players. Some games may set further restrictions, such as the maximum size of logos displayed on the shirt and stating, and when a match between teams with similar colors, the away team should change to other kit coloured differently.

Generally,soccer players wear kits with specific numbers on the shirts. Originally the numbers wore by the players of a team are from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their positions on the ground, but at the professional level it has been generally superseded by squad numbering, so each player in a team is allocated a specific number that can’t be changed in a season. Commonly,professional teams also display players’ last names or nicknames on their shirts, above their squad numbers,some times blow.

Soccer kit has improved much since the early period of the soccer, when players usually wore thick cotton shirts, knickerbockers and heavy hard leather football boots. In the 20th century,the boots became lighter and softer, shorts designed into shorter style, and the more advanced clothing manufacture and printing allowed soccer jerseys to be made in lighter synthetic fibres with increasingly colorful and diverse designs. With the rising advertising in the twentieth century, logos of the sponsors start appearing on shirts, and replica cheap soccer jerseys were made available for fans to purchase, helping clubs earn large amount of revenue.

Many people though wish to learn to play guitar, fail to do so for many reasons. One of the most the reasons is that most people cannot afford to attend regular classes due to busy work schedule. But even then people can pursue the dream of playing guitar with the aid of DVD courses. You can learn to play the guitar on DVD for it would be very convenient. You can sit down with the guitar and learn to play it whenever you have spare time. Learning to play guitar in this way is one of the most popular options of taking guitar lessons.

On top of that, a guitar lesson DVD costs only a fraction of what you would have to pay normally for a private guitar teacher. With guitar DVDs, the travel expense as well as time to reach the location of the music school will be saved too.

Though there are many other ways of learning to play a popular instrument like guitar, they are not always feasible ways. A DVD course on the other hand offers a number of benefits which other options fail to provide. In the first place, it is a convenient option and can be availed by anyone, belonging to any age group. Secondly, they come with an easy to follow instruction manual which can be of great aid even to the beginners.

Many people enjoy learning by watching; if you fall in this group of people who like to use learn to play the guitar DVD courses. Moreover people with other preoccupations, who fail to devote much time for attending classes on guitar lessons, can learn how to play it with the aid of DVD courses. These courses are comprehensive including every aspect needed to learn to play the guitar. Though even DVD courses come with advantages and disadvantages, the advantages are far greater than the disadvantages.

The most important things that you need when teaching yourself to play the guitar are patience and practice. Whether you go for the option of taking guitar lessons from a professional teacher or you take the aid of DVD course, you should know that dedication is the key to success. Until and unless you devote your best you can not expect to learn to play the instrument well. Moreover if you grow restless and lose patience you cannot succeed. Only practice is the key to perfection when it comes to playing guitar.

I’m not saying that one is better than the other, just that there is an important difference.

What is the difference between the two?

Well, it’s in the words. A fan likes something, a supporter actively supports it. A regular fan wouldn’t drive 5 hours to support the FC Bayern Amateure in the cold March rain.

What do Supporters do differently?

Passion. Dedication. Loyalty.

Take a club like Bayern Munich for example. We have by far the most fans in Germany, but only a small group of true Supporters. The fans buy lots of merchandise and visit the home matches, and usually refer to the team, not the club. The fan idolizes players, but often knows little about the club’s history. When a club doesn’t do well, more and more seats will be empty, whereas the section of the Supporters is as full as ever.

The Mindest

A Supporter loves the club, not the team and its players. Those are mercenaries who do not identify with the club and will transfer as soon as more money is offered.

To a Supporter, it’s all about the club, not the team.

A fan sees this as a hobby or casual entertainment. But Supporters take it seriously. No matter where or when the club plays, or how important the match is, the Supporter is there. A lot of times this means sacrificing other aspects of his life – work, school, family, friends. That’s because words like loyalty and honor still have meaning. A Supporter will defend the club’s name if necessary, without getting it into trouble.
To the Supporter the club is a lifestyle.

The Supporter supports the team throughout the entire match, regardless of the score or the performance. Because the team needs the support the most when things are not going well. That is not to say that displeasure can’t be voiced. But the support of the team always comes first.

Simply singing or shouting is not enough. Every word uttered and every song sung has to be filled with all of the Supporter’s energy and passion. Even if the players on the field don’t care, it is done for the club’s honor and for all of the Supporter’s honor.

Sing until your lungs burn and you are ready to puke.

Supporters looks at everything the club does objectively and is not afraid to be critical. It is up them to protect the club’s values and integrity and to carry them on with their actions.

Should a decision of the club clashes with the Supporter’s believes, but benefits the club in the long run, the Supporter has to put his own interest aside.

Everything the Supporter does has to be in the club’s best interest.

All of these traits are vital. I have known people who went to every FC Bayern match, but didn’t support. There were those who sang passionately, but only cherry-picked a few matches a year. Not to mention the ones that were too drunk to even make it into the stadium, or those who only want to fight.

Unfortunately there seems to be a war going on against the Supporters/Ultras across Germany. The clubs want to replace us with customers who will shell out money without asking questions or criticizing. The clubs’ identities are slowly taken away. But this is for another article.

Many people confuse speed and quickness, but these are two totally different things. It’s possible to have one without the other, but ideally you’d like to have both.

Quickness is about reacting quickly, changing directions, and moving over a short distance.

Speed, on the other hand, revolves more around strength and power, and deals only with covering a lot of ground quickly in a straight line.

Both speed and quickness require acceleration. And to accelerate quickly requires strong muscles. Both are about explosion, blasting out from your starting position to reach your goal.

However, the similarities end there. When you think of speed, think of a 100 meter sprinter. The only objective is to get from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time possible, and everyone knows the shortest distance between point A and point B is a straight line. So speed is all about moving quickly in a straight line. It’s linear, in other words. Two things matter most for speed: 1) the ability to explode and drive yourself forward, which comes from strong muscles, and 2) proper form and technique, which makes sure your motions are efficient and that you’re not wasting energy.

Quickness, on the other hand, is not about moving quickly in a straight line. It’s about being able to move quickly in any direction. In other words, it’s multi-directional instead of linear. Quickness also entails agility and reaction time. You want your body to respond quickly to what you see on the field or the court.

When thinking about quickness, think of an NFL defensive back. The wide receiver knows exactly where he wants to go, but the DB doesn’t. He has to simply react to what the wide receiver does. So reaction time and agility are key to quickness.

To become faster in terms of speed, you can keep the focus on the two things mentioned above: 1) muscle strength and 2) proper form. Going to the weight room regularly and practicing proper form in practice can help you build speed.

To become faster in terms of quickness, going to the weight room a lot won’t necessarily help. Instead of focusing on your big muscles, quickness requires strength in the small muscles and tendons. Quickness drills and whole-body exercises are the best ways to improve quickness, as they improve your reaction time and condition your body to respond in a certain way.

In summary, speed and quickness are two totally different things, and different methods are required to improve in each area. The good news is that it is possible to improve both your speed and your quickness. You just need to approach each differently and make sure you’re addressing the areas that will make you most successful.

Soccer is a game where conditioning is of huge importance when it comes to maximizing performance.

At the beginning of pre-season, most coaches today focus a lot on building an aerobic base that prepare the players for the season.

Building an aerobic base

The term “aerobic base” has been frequently used over the last 10-20 years, and the reason for building this base is because of the evidence that a player run 8-12 km during a soccer game over the period of 90 minutes.

So far so good. But when it comes to the distance covered during a soccer game, shouldn’t we really focus on how we reach that distance, rather than just focusing on the distance itself?

Is the actual distance the most important aspect?

Sure, a professional soccer player may run 11-12 km during a game, but that distance is not accomplished through long distance running at the same tempo throughout the whole game, quite the opposite.

What separates a world class player from an average player is not necessarily the distance covered, but rather the number of high intensity runs and sprints being performed.

Long distance running will make your players slower and weaker

If you still think running long distance running is the way to go for soccer conditioning, then this should hopefully change your mind.

Running long distance will stimulate your slow twitch muscle fiber, meaning your body is adapting to the slow tempo being performed during long distance running, and over time your fast twitch muscle fibers will “drown”, which will make you slower and weaker.

Soccer is a “power-sport”, where sprinting, maximum strength and jumping ability is of extreme importance. Running long distance will do the opposite for your players and make them weak and slow.

Is there a need for an aerobic base?

Not in the traditional way through long distance running. My philosophy on soccer conditioning is that it all should be performed on the soccer field, and most of the conditioning should be sport-specific, meaning most of it should be performed with the ball.

However, during the beginning of pre-season, I build an aerobic base through tempo running.

Tempo running is where the players run at around 75-80% of what they would run when sprinting that distance. The distance I use for tempo running is 100 meters (the length of a soccer field), and 200 meters (back and forth).

A rule of thumb for the distance and time is:

– 100 meters: 18-22 seconds

– 200 meters: 38-44 seconds

So if they do 100 meter tempo runs, they should run at a pace where it would take them 18-22 seconds to run 100 meters.

I use tempo runs for 3-4 weeks, 2-3 sessions/week, increasing the distance with 200-300 meters per workout. I coach a Boys 18 team, so if you coach younger players, be a little more careful with the volume.

The first session might be 8 x 100 meters, and then the next 10 x 100 meters, and then after that I would alternate 100 meter runs with 200 meter runs in the same session.

I often let the players rest halfway through for 2 minutes, and then let them run the rest of the distance after that.

Tempo running will help you build that aerobic base necessary for soccer, and it will ensure that your players still stay strong and explosive.

In the game of soccer, there are a number of player infractions that will result in the referee halting game play, and possibly even implementing disciplinary measures according to regulations set by FIFA, which is the primary governing of the sport all over the world. Here, we take a look at the different soccer penalties and the infractions that may bring them about.

Direct free kicks

With the occurrence of certain fouls, referees may award a direct free kick to the disadvantaged team. In the event of such penalties, the free kick is taken from the spot where the infraction occurred, with the team making the kick essentially having a free shot at the opponent’s goal, guarded only by the goalkeeper and a wall formed by the defending team.

Direct free kicks are awarded to the opposing team in the event of any one of the following infractions committed by a player:

  • Kicking or attempting to kick another player
  • Tripping or attempting to trip another player
  • Jumping at an opponent
  • Charging an opponent
  • Striking or attempting to strike an opponent
  • Pushing an opponent
  • Tackling an opponent before making contact with the ball
  • Holding an opponent
  • Spitting at an opponent
  • Handling the ball with the hands

Penalty kicks

When any of the above offences are committed by a player within his team’s penalty area, the opposing team will be awarded a penalty kick which is taken from twelve yards away from the defending team’s goal. Unlike the direct free kick in which players of the defending team may form a wall comprised of two or more players, the penalty kick is guarded only by the goalkeeper of the defending team.

Indirect free kicks

An indirect free kick may be awarded to the opposing team if the goalie commits any one of the following infractions:

  • Taking four steps or more with the ball in his hands
  • Touching the ball after releasing it without it having been touched by another player
  • Touching the ball with the hands after it has passed by a teammate
  • Touching the with his hands after a throw-in

Indirect free kicks are also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any one of the following infractions:

  • Playing in a manner that can endanger other players
  • Preventing an opponent from moving
  • Preventing the goalkeeper from releasing the ball
  • Committing an infraction that results in the player being warned or taken out of the game

Yellow and red cards

In addition to the above penalties, referees may also opt to impose disciplinary actions signified by yellow or red cards. Yellow cards are given to a player for offenses ranging from poor sportsmanship to delays in restarting game play. Red cards are given in the event of more serious infractions, including violent acts, spitting at any player or the referee, or preventing a player from the opposing team from scoring a goal by deliberately touching the ball with the hands. Red cards may also be given to any player that has received two or more cautions in the same game.

Most actions on a soccer field are fouls only by degree, and become fouls only if done in an unfair manner. Players often bump into each other while running, or push past each while each is trying to avoid a collision. These actions are just part of the game, and most bodily contact is quite incidental to the players’ attempts to win the ball.

Sometimes, though, players will exceed the bounds of fair play, either through enthusiasm or frustration, or simply by overestimating their body’s ability to do what their brains are telling them to do. It is up to the referee to decide when those actions will exceed the bounds of fair play.


Soccer is a contact sport. This means that the players can use their bodies and muscles to try to win the ball. On the other hand, soccer is not ice hockey; and unlike some other sports, soccer players are not supposed to crash into each other, or body-check their opponents. For the referee trying to keep things under control, the important thing will be the force of the contact, as well as the targeted area of the opponent’s body. Also, once the goalkeeper collects the ball, opposing players may not lawfully try to play it.

Fans and players often hear about “shoulder-to-shoulder” charges, and these are the charges that most coaches try to teach. Unless undertaken with a running start, most shoulder charges will be allowed, but this is not, strictly speaking, a requirement of a fair charge. Owing to human anatomy, though, most fair charges will come in the general direction of the shoulder area, not by use of the hips–and never directed toward back or the spine. If performed with clearly undue force, particularly toward the small of the back, a charge may be deemed reckless or worse, and punished with a caution and a yellow card–or, in extreme cases, with a red card and send-off.

Soccer is a sport that is a combination of skill and appropriate equipment. While your natural talent and speed go a long way in helping you realise your dream of being a soccer star, it cannot be denied that you are only as good as your cleats. If your shoes don’t support your speed and agility, you cannot exhibit your talents fully on the ground. If you are still not convinced about the importance of comfortable cleats, read on to get more information about the same.

Playing position

Did you know that a striker, midfielder, goalkeeper and a defensive player of the same team wear different kinds of cleats? Surprising, isn’t it? Nevertheless, the truth is that you have to choose the right pair of cleats if you want to excel in your playing position. A striker will need lightweight shoes (about 5-8 ounces) so that he is able to score goals with great speed. A midfielder has to run for a long time, so he needs shoes that have cushioned pads, insoles and midsoles to enable quick running action.

A defender gets attacked a lot, so he needs shoes with strong outsoles to withstand all the kicks. A goalkeeper will need shoes that enable quick traction. Thus, as you can see from the above points, irrespective of how good you are at your respective playing positions, you will need the right pair of cleats to compliment your actions and help you excel on the ground.

Playing surface

You might not get the same playing surface everywhere. This is where the right pair of cleats are important for you so that you get a good grip and balance on the surface that you are playing on. If you are playing on a hard and firm surface, you should use studded, firm ground shoes that make you feel comfortable. If you have to play on a soft surface, you should wear shoes that have a small number of cleats. If you are playing on turf, you need to wear shoes that are slightly elevated at the bottom. From these explanations, isn’t it evident that your shoes protect you from tripping and falling down when you are playing?


As a soccer player, you have to wear cleats for a long time. Therefore, it is essential that you wear shoes that are designed to provide you comfort and avoid the occurrences of rashes or blisters on your feet. You may get the size of your shoe perfectly right but still, might experience considerable pain while wearing them for long hours. Why is that so? This is because you might have ignored one basic factor – the width of your feet. Choose brands that design shoes to your exact width, so that your toes have enough breathing space. When you feel comfortable in your shoes, you gain better control of your skills and can execute your plans on the ground perfectly. Choose the right material (kangaroo leather, mesh, goat leather, etc.) based on your affordability levels and the climatic conditions, for the right kind of experience.

The key to winning a wager is to lay the wager correctly. In order to do this, there is a lot you need to keep track of; for example you need to be aware of the positions of the various teams in the points table, the leading players, their current form, goal difference, and most importantly how and why the odds fluctuate in a given competition. It can get tough for the average working Joe to keep track of every little factor that can potentially decide whether you hit jackpot or get disappointed. Most people are recreational punters; even the serious bettors do so because of the pleasure that the activity provides.

Granted, winning is a big high but if preparing for a win is like you were going to give an entrance exam, then it can be a bit of a spoiler. This is where soccer tipster services come in. Soccer tipster services are provided by online betting sites and gambling portals. You can visit these sites to gather tips on whom to bet on and whom to give a wide berth. It’s a great way to gain information on what others feel about a team or a player and the best part is that these tips are free. Of course, there are bound to be differences in opinion and the weight given by different tipsters to different teams will vary; however even this has a positive, you can gather tips and arrive at your own conclusion based on them. Over a period of time, this practice of reading tips and co-relating them to the reality of the game can develop into a useful skill that will stand you in good stead as you progress and grow as a skillful punter.

The manner in which the tips are arrived at is both objective and subjective; skilled tipsters offer their tips based on their observations and at the same time the websites use complex algorithms to arrive at a tip. These algorithms factor in various aspects such as the current form of a team, goals scored – for and against, leading players, etc. More weight is accorded to an away win as against a home win. The tremendous amount of historical data available also makes it possible to draw trends and forecast based on them by making use of statistical tools.

If you fancy yourself as a punter you too can try your hand at providing tips. Your tips will be published at an online betting site or you can even set up your own site. You could stand to make some good money, especially if you have access to insider information and you can offer insider tips. As more and more people benefit from your tips, they will frequent your website more regularly; which can lead to advertising revenue. So whether you’re a Bundesliga fan or your follow the English Premier League, you can beat the bookmaker and make the most of your bets, all you need to do is to make good use of the soccer tipster services provided online and at the same time use some of your own understanding of the game.

I made the splash over the pond last year, moving from my beloved New York City to London. I have always had a special place for London in my heart and when the opportunity came to work in London I could not turn it down.

There are many things that I looked forward to exploring in London, and of course all the museums and famous landmarks were high up on the list but finding a good sports bar in London was definitely the main priority. I am a huge sports fan, I love my American sports, including American Football and Baseball, and so a sport bar in London that showed American sports was essential. I was also keen to embrace the British sports on offer, I was determined to give Cricket a go, and have always followed the English premier league.

After digging around around the internet it became clear that there were plenty of options for sports bars in London. The most famous and prominent one I came across appeared to be The Sports Cafe in Haymarket. I spoke to a few Londoner's and it definitely came recommended so I thought I would try it out first for American Football. The New England Patriots were playing the New York Jets, quite a fiercely rivalry, so this was a perfect game to watch in a bar for the atmosphere. Sure enough the Sports Cafe was showing this on the big screen and boy was I impressed with this sports bar. There are TV screens dotted all over the bar, the decor is dedicated to sports, even with a model F1 car, so you walk in knowing that if there is a big sports event on then this London bar sure will have it showing.

There were lots of American Football fans there watching the game and it was great to have table service where we could sit down, enjoy the game and order plenty of beer and a bit of food. The menu is classic American, so lots of Burgers, sandwiches and Chicken wings! After talking to the staff here I also determined that this was really a 24/7 sports bar as they show live sports all through the night if there is a big game on. For example Cricket fans flock here for the Ashes games between England and Australia so if you are out partying on want to finish the night off in London with sports then this is the place to go.

After the sports bar I was after something a bit more local and authentic as it was definitely more than an American style sports bar. I spoke to a few work collections and discovered there were plenty of traditional London pubs showing sports.

The best by far that I came across was The Three Kings in Kensington. This is another dedicated sports bar in London but its set in a huge pub with dedicated zones depending on what game is on, so you might have a bunch of rugby fans crammed in the front room cheering on their team, and then a load of football fans in another area watching the multiple screens. The atmosphere is electric in here with plenty of singing and has fast become one of my favorite bars in London to watch sport.

A few great sports bars in London include the Jetlag bar in central London which has comfy sofas and a nice relaxed atmosphere for watching the games. I also really like The Roxy in London Bridge which doubles up as a cinema in the evenings so this is pretty cool place to watch the Rugby in particular. If you want live atmosphere then The Clapham Grand is a fantastic setting as it's an old theater so you can sit back with over 1,200 people and watch on one of the biggest sports screens I have ever seen!

As you can see there are plenty of options for sports bars in London so I hope you enjoy some of these.