Football Agents Blog en Mane Worth £200 Million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sadio Mané is surely&nbsp;£200 m, or at least the transfer fees of Neymar and Mbappe.&nbsp; It’s not just Mané’s skill and pace that defenders fear but also his work rate.&nbsp; The latter is emphasised by this second goal against the outside pretenders for the Premier League title, Chelsea.&nbsp; When Mané’s missed pass frustrated him, he challenged and pressured the ball to the extent that is scared the ‘living daylights’ out of Kepa the Chelsea’s record fee goal keeper, forcing the mistake, intercepting the pass and happily slotting home the goal.</p> <p>Even with that performance the other two important aspects of assessing a players worth are just as important, the player himself, humble, dedicated and philanthropic to his community and the acknowledgement of despite all his riches he never forgets his roots.&nbsp; But in addition to that, the fact that (I hope I am not tempting fate) he never gets injured.&nbsp; He appears to be able to play game after game with no drop in performance or injury worries, unlike the other two record breaking players aforementioned.</p> <p>The Times</a> </strong>in today’s paper opens with the ‘ominous sights’ of Liverpool that included a Mané’s headed goal where Salah and a pre-assist and Firmino’s an assist.&nbsp; The three combined as one with a precision that resulted in the end result, a superb combination goal. Post match inverview&nbsp;Mané revealed how he knew what Firmino was going to do before he even got near the ball.&nbsp; It was like both minds were in sync.</p> <p>£200 m for Sadio&nbsp;Mané?&nbsp; In footballing terms, a bargain!</p> <p>#premiershipfootball, #soccer, #footallagents, #sadiomane, #LiverpoolFC #chelseafc</p> </div> </div> </div> chelsea fc footall agents Liverpool FC mane premiership football soccer General Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:26:28 +0000 faagent 48575 at Football Technology Helps Coaches Prevent Injury to Players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>How Does Technology Help Elite Athletes</h3> <p>There is an increase in football teams using technology to assist in player performance. Managers are increasingly making use of real-time data for matches, with companies such as <a href="">STATSports</a> producing technology that provides 32 in-game metrics</p> <p>Three Quarters of Premier League Clubs Use Technology on Player Performance</p> <p>A pod attached to the back of the vests collects analytics using software that monitors the movements of a player up to 1,000 times a second. Pitchside beacons, held on tripods, bounce a signal from GPS satellites to the pods, and the data is then transmitted to the smartwatches and tablets in real time.</p> <p>Reported in the Times Newspaper it says:</p> <p>“Now, this allows you to affect things live so you’re not trying to manage after the events,” Sean O’Connor, the co-founder of STATSports, based in Newry, says.</p> <p>“People are able to take that data during games and make decisions,” he said. “What that allows you to do is build a profile on a player. You expect a player to do X, Y, Z in training and games. When they start to move away from those norms it can be for good or bad reasons.</p> <p>“If they are in a training session and there is 25 minutes left and they have gone way past what you normally expect them to do, then you can make a call to either taper it off or take them in early.</p> <p>“It’s the same concept in a game as well. If the manager is deciding between two players to replace, he could ask his coach what feedback can you give, physically.”</p> <h3 class="responsivewebparagraph-sc-1isfdlb-0"><strong>Players wear GPS vests</strong></h3> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><br /> Players wear GPS trackers which monitor 32 different categories including speed, distance run, heart rate and acceleration. The tracker sits in a vest which can be worn underneath players’ shirts on matchday. Data collected is beamed to a satellite.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Boosters allow real-time tracking</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Portable beacons stationed on tripods around the pitch bounce a GPS signal to the trackers which allows them to collect data in real time.</p> <p><strong>Results beamed to coaches’ watches</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Coaches can access live performance statistics on their laptops, tablets or smart watches via an app. They will be able to know more accurately if a particular player needs to be rested.</p> </div> </div> </div> fitness football Injury Liverpoolfc Premier League sports science General Fri, 21 Aug 2020 10:06:46 +0000 faagent 47618 at Breaking Klopp to Leave Liverpool <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The unthinkable it to happen for Liverpool Fans, Jurgen Klopp has spoken about his departing from the Club.&nbsp; To Liverpool Fans he is the God of football and is worshipped in those Northern parts that has brought success.</p> <p>The good news is that is it four years away, the bad news is that he is thinking about leaving, not just the club for Football in general.</p> <p>Jürgen Klopp has said he plans to take a year off when his Liverpool contract expires in 2024 and will only return to management should he miss the challenge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4 class="responsiveweb__Paragraph-sc-1isfdlb-0 YieBL"><strong>What Klopp Actually Said</strong></h4> <p>“I’ll take a year off and ask myself if I miss football,” he said in an interview with Sportbuzzer. “If I say no, then that will be the end&nbsp;of coach Jürgen Klopp.</p> <p> </p> <p>“If one day I am no longer a coach, there is one thing I will not miss: the brutal tension immediately before the game.”</p> <p>five-year deal last December</a>&nbsp;to extend his previous contract, which had been due to expire in 2022, and in doing so drew a line through the prospect of taking a sabbatical then.</p> <p>However, Klopp has said he will finally be ready for a break after nine years at Anfield and could walk away from football completely at the age of 57.</p> <p>In The Times is is reported:</p> <p>Klopp has never spent more than seven years at a club since stepping into management at FSV Mainz 05, and continuing his career at Borussia Dortmund, and the prospect of outstripping those stays speaks volumes for the depth of feeling he has for Liverpool.</p> <p>Winning the Champions League in 2019 was followed by the club’s first league title for 30 years, with the silverware establishing Klopp as one of the greatest managers in the club’s history.</p> <p>Liverpool are currently in Austria on a pre-season camp where Klopp is plotting further success.</p> <p>“The whole club is hot for the new season, we want to be even better,” he said.</p> <p>“We want to chase the opponents and the ball over the entire field, continue to be a super unpleasant team that is not fun to play. We’re not defending any titles. We want to get new ones. We’ve only just started winning.”</p> <p>Liverpool have added Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas to their title winning squad following an £11.75million deal with Olympiacos.</p> <p>That was largely offset by Dejan Lovren’s £10.9 million move to Zenit St Petersburg, while Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne have left following the expiry of their contracts.</p> <p>Sales will continue to influence incoming signings with Hertha Berlin interested in signing Marko Grujić permanently after he spent two years there on loan. Liverpool are open to selling the Serbian midfielder, but while a £13 million offer has been mooted it is understood that it would cost more than that to snare the 24-year-old.</p> <p>The prospect of Ronald Koeman becoming Barcelona coach offers intrigue over the future of Georginio Wijnaldum, who has one year left on his contract at Anfield.</p> <p>8-2 Champions League quarter-final</a>&nbsp;defeat to Bayern Munich.</p> <p>Barcelona are already committed to the signing of Miralem Pjanic, 30, from Juventus with Brazilian midfielder Arthur moving from the Nou Camp to Italy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> football agents Klopp Liverpoolfc Premierleauge General Tue, 18 Aug 2020 09:43:04 +0000 faagent 47542 at Centre Backs In Need <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><strong>CENTRE BACKS IN DEMAND</strong></h2> <p>Sir Alex Ferguson said:</p> <p>&nbsp;“...Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles...”</p> <p>&nbsp;Most of the time this is true. It's really the Manager that wins the games. He makes the team into his own, the players believe and will run through walls for him.</p> <p>That is what makes a winning team. Of course you must also combine that will quality. Thus in the last of his championship successes in 2012-13 Manchester United had only the fifth-best rear-guard that season.</p> <p>This makes my point. I was always of the view that the title winners that 2012-13 year was poor in quality across the team. It was the manager that pulled them through. The team needed a re-build, Ferguson knew that, and retired at the top. United have still not rebuilt the team.</p> <p>The Time's reports that 'Today’s centre backs often have the most touches of any player on a team, given the new emphasis on building from the back. Last season Van Dijk had the most of any centre back in the top flight (3,624), with Manchester United’s Harry Maguire in second place (2,975).</p> <p>Across Europe, the main title-winners have all relied upon the old guard, the likes of Sergio Ramos, Leonardo Bonucci, Jérôme Boateng and Thiago Silva. Juventus planned ahead by signing Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax last summer for £67.7 million and will view that as a sound investment despite the 20-year-old being criticised for inconsistencies in his debut season in Serie A.</p> <p>“They need a centre back, a top centre back who can bring that level of domination to a defence like van Dijk does at Liverpool, like Vincent Kompany did when Manchester City were winning titles,” Gary Neville, the former United defender, said on Sky Sports.</p> <p>“I don’t think Harry Maguire hasn’t had a good season, I just think he needs a partner. That’s not being unfair on Lindelof, who may need a partner as well. He and Maguire are both good defenders, but United need a centre back. You’ve got to be ruthless. The best managers in the world are ruthless.”</p> <p>Who would have thought, centre backs being so popular, but also expensive.</p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> </div> </div> </div> centre backs football premiership General Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:04:58 +0000 faagent 47148 at Football Tactics, Overlap and Shoot - VIDEO <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>OVERLAP AND SHOOT</strong></p> <p>Under 8's to 10's grass roots football is back, with COVID - 19 safety!</p> <p>This drill, being socially distance with no tackles and distance of 2 meters.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Here the WINGER, becomes playmaker and potential striker.&nbsp; The Central Midfielder becomes part of the attack by providing an overlap to cross the ball.</p> <p>VIDEO LINK: <a href="">FOOTBALL DRILL &amp; TACTICS BOARD - OVERLAP AND SHOOT:</a></p> <p><strong>THE TECHNIQUE</strong></p> <ul> <li>The red players will remain quite static in the drill, no tackling.</li> <li>A (one-two) between Y2 and Y3 gets the movement started.</li> <li>Then Y2 makes a ‘killer forward pass’ to Y1.</li> <li>Y2 sprints around Y1, whilst Y1 cuts in to create space for Y2.</li> <li>Y2 then overlaps Y1.</li> <li>Y1, slips the ball to Y2.</li> <li>Both Y2 and Y3 run into the box anticipating the cross from Y2</li> </ul> <p><strong>SKILL</strong></p> <ul> <li>Defenders are allowed to tackle (post COVID – 19)</li> <li>As the Defenders will be aware of the combination play, you can add an extra attacker, so if the overlapping player is blocked, a pass back to an additional player can be made to create a cross or a one-two.</li> </ul> <p><strong>NOTES</strong></p> <p>Coach timings and weight of pass.&nbsp; Crucial for players to maintain one touch pass to speed up the combination play so that defenders are taken by surprise.</p> <p><strong>FA LEVEL 2 Structure</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_image" width="394" height="600" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> football tactics grass roots level 1 level 2 General Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:24:03 +0000 faagent 46149 at Was Wigan's Demise Part of a Bet? <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Times newspaper </a>today it is reported that Rick Parry, the Chairman of the English Football League, in a conversation with a Wigan Athletic fan, said that via a rumour circulating round the football world that Wigan's demise was all for a bet.</p> <p>The Paper reports:</p> <p><em>'Rick Parry has been involved in an astonishing conversation with a Wigan Athletic fan during which the chairman of the English Football League said there was a rumour that the club’s administration was linked to “a bet in the Philippines on them being relegated”.</em></p> <p><em>Four weeks ago Wigan were sold from one Hong Kong-based company to another, both of which were until recently majority-owned by the same businessman and a high-stakes professional poker player, Dr Choi Chiu Fai Stanley.</em></p> <p><em>Au Yeung Wai Kay, a Chinese businessman, has since replaced Dr Choi as the majority shareholder of Next Leader Fund, which purchased the club from International Entertainment Corporation (IEC), a Hong Kong-based, Cayman Islands-registered company, on June 2.'</em></p> <p>Yesterday<a href=""> football agents</a> reported that <a href="">Wigan Athletic&nbsp;</a>were placed into administration with a 12 point deduction for the financial breach (see: Linkedin page, <a href="">Wigan Athletic Administration</a>&nbsp;but that a caveat was left to consider that it was quite a surprise bearing in mind that the Club only changed ownership on the second of June.</p> <p>The former Liverpool Chief Executive in a video that was posted last night on Twitter, which shows only his feet, Parry says:&nbsp;</p> <p>“There are all sorts of rumours. There’s rumours that there is a bet in the Philippines on them being relegated because the previous owner has got gambling interests in the Philippines.”</p> <p>An investigation will proceed into the demise of a proud English Club, the <a href="">BBC on Wigan Athletic reports</a>:</p> <p>The speed from the change of ownership being executed to Wigan being put into administration has raised eyebrows.</p> <p>Joint administrator Gerald Krasner, who took over as chairman of Leeds United in 2004 in the middle of the Yorkshire club's dire financial situation, said the matter would be investigated.</p> <p>"Every administration I have been involved in had its peculiarities," he said. "But this is a first. Four weeks is a record that will stand for some time.</p> <p>We shall wait the outcome of this interesting development.</p> <p><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> football agents Football League Wigan Athletic General Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:20:37 +0000 faagent 46058 at Pep Plans Rebuild on Squad to Challenge Liverpool <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pep Guardiola admits that is squad is getting old and some of the 'dead wood' has to go to stand any chance of catching the dominant force that is Liverpool FC for next season.</p> <p>As Pep's team will provide the customary guard of honour in tonight's mouth watering game tonight, Pep will not only be analysing the game unfold in front of him but also be considering those places where he must improve. His team are 23 points behind the Premier Champions.</p> <p>Pep has made it clear he wants new blood for at least one centre back:</p> <p>“We’d like to stay with the players who gave us what they did for the last decade and to be&nbsp;eternal, but we grow in years and sometimes we have to do it and replace them with new players,” Guardiola, 49, said.</p> <p> </p> <p>“We have to rebuild. It happens at clubs around the world. We have to accept it and try to take the right decisions to try to maintain the level that we have. We have exceptional players [but] after the season finishes we will reflect.”</p> <p><strong>Players at risk</strong></p> <p>Pep wants a move for Nicolás Otamendi, the 32-year-old Argentinian, and offers for John Stones who has hardly had a lookin of late.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>David Silva, the 34-year-old captain, is leaving at the end of the season and Claudio Bravo, 37, is out of contract. A full back will be pursued if João Cancelo, who has failed to dislodge Kyle Walker from the team, decides to leave.</p> <p>Guardiola admitted that Sergio Agüero, 32, and the 35-year-old Fernandinho could leave at the end of the next campaign</p> <p><strong>Pep's Wanted List</strong></p> <p>Kalidou Koulibaly, the Napoli defender, Pau Torres of Villarreal, and Benfica’s Ruben Días are among the centre halves that City are interested in.</p> <p>Guardiola also defended the club’s decision to sell Leroy Sané, one of the young stars in the squad, to Bayern Munich for £55 million after he rejected three new contract offers from City.</p> <p><strong>Liverpool v Manchester City Statistics</strong></p> <p>If Liverpool continue their present form, they will collect 106 points, which is six more than City’s record 100-point total from two seasons ago.</p> <p>If City keep averaging two points per game —as they roughly are now — they will end the campaign 29 points behind Liverpool on 77. The previous biggest gap between first and second at the end of a season is 19 points, City ahead of Manchester United in 2018.</p> <p>City’s standards have slipped against their rivals. This season they have claimed 13 points from a possible 27 against the established “big six” clubs. Last season they took 25 points from a possible 30.</p> <p>More reading see The Times</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Klopp Liverpool FC Manchester City Pep Guardiola General Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:27:01 +0000 faagent 46025 at Leroy Sané to join Bayern Munich for £55m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Steal of the transfer summer season, Bayern Munich get their German Winger from Manchester City Leroy Sane for a sum of only £55m!</p> <p>Sané, who joined City from Schalke in 2016 for £37.1 million, will not be able to play for his new club until next season.&nbsp;<em>The Times</em>&nbsp;understands that Bayern will pay an initial fee of €49 million (£44.8 million), with three add-on clauses that add up to €11 million: one if&nbsp;Bayern win the Champions League with Sané, another if they win the Bundesliga and a third relates to individual player awards.</p> <p> </p> <p>City had placed a £137 million asking price on Sané a year ago but the club had to lower their demands as he only had a year left on his contract and because the transfer market has contracted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.</p> <p>The two sides differ on what Sané will be earning at the German champions. City sources claimed that Sané will earn an annual salary of about £20.1 million — which equates to about £385,000 per week — while reports in Germany stated that the winger’s contract is worth closer to £18 million per year. Either way, City made it clear that they would not pay Sané more than around £10 million, which meant that discussions between the club and the player broke down.</p> <p>City also had reservations about the player’s injury record. Sané has missed six months of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Community Shield victory over Liverpool in August.</p> <p>Football Agents Steal German Winger Leroy Sane</a></p> </div> </div> </div> football Manchester City Premier League scoccer News Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:35:51 +0000 faagent 45990 at What if your star player has Covid-19? <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A third player at Brighton &amp; Hove Albion has been tested positive with Coronavirus.&nbsp; Whilst the Premiership clubs will get together to work out proposals for a re-start the question remains what happens if one or more of the players in the starting 11 develops the disease.&nbsp; Can they lawfully postpone the game or must they allowed to play behind closed doors.</p> <p>The Times today reports:</p> <p><em>The latest coronavirus case at Brighton has prompted Paul Barber, the club’s chief executive, to seek clarity on what would happen should a player test positive once competitive matches are under way. It is understood that the player is a senior member of the Brighton squad.</em></p> <p><em>“If you lose an important player to the virus that could be a&nbsp;significant loss, but if it’s several players that would be an imperial loss, so what happens then?” Barber told The Times.</em></p> <p>I suppose one way to reply to that statement is that with social distancing being in place now for several weeks how can a football player armed with all the information be test positive?&nbsp; Has the player breached the Government Guidelines on social distancing?&nbsp; If that is the case then one could argue tough on the club.</p> <p>Be good to know your views.</p> <p>Full report see below:</p> <p></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_image" width="800" height="543" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> football premiership General Mon, 11 May 2020 12:47:17 +0000 faagent 44875 at Premiership Football on YouTube! <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Can the remainder Premiership football matches be free to watch?&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the Times it says:</p> <p><em>‘Most of the matches — which are to be played in empty stadiums under a plan to restart top-flight football — would be on Sky and BT Sport’s pay-TV platforms but a few would be shown by Amazon, according to the plan. The BBC would potentially be permitted to show highlights more often but it is unlikely any games would be live on terrestrial TV.’ </em></p> <p>It further provides:</p> <p>‘The government has raised the idea of matches being available on free-to-air platforms but will not push for them to be on terrestrial TV and it is understood to be happy that the majority will be on pay-TV.’Certainly many matches that will be played behind closed doors are non-events.&nbsp; Thinking of middle table team encounters, no fans, no atmosphere just playing for mediocrity.&nbsp; The motivation for the players must be at an all time low with nothing to play for.</p> <p><br />There are agreements in principle for YouTube to screen matches with the big sporting giants and other free-to-air platforms.</p> <p><br /><strong>What games should be played during the pandemic?</strong></p> <p>Should the Premiership play all the remaining games even if there is nothing to play for?&nbsp; Alternatively should they play only the games that will make a difference to the top and bottom of the league?&nbsp; Liverpool are only two games away from the title, so if they win both those games should that conclude the league, Liverpool would not have to play another games save if there are any games to play for the top four?&nbsp; Again similar games for the bottom, who stays up and who goes down?&nbsp; The rest stay were they are.Nether thought I would watch Liverpool win the Premiership on YouTube.&nbsp;</p> <p>Well these are crazy times!Good to have your thoughts.</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_image" width="512" height="189" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> premiership football General Tue, 05 May 2020 12:31:55 +0000 faagent 44766 at