Showing posts with label Novel Opinions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Novel Opinions. Show all posts

February 07, 2012

Where's all the football in football science?

Robbie's latest and greatest on the football website fourfourtwo (click here):

"In the last 20 years, we’ve witnessed a revolution in sports science and technology – identifying and fine-tuning almost every aspect of the modern footballer. But to me there’s something missing. Where’s the football in all this football science? ... "


September 22, 2010

If it Ain’t Broke … Research & Innovation in the World of Soccer

Think about this phrase:
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Have you heard it before? Used it yourself? It’s a common philosophy in modern society, infiltrating all areas – from politics to education to daily life. And what does it mean? Literally, it means that if something is working as-is, then leave it alone. Tinkering around with it may waste your time (at best), or destroy what you’ve already got (at worst). It’s about being safe, resisting unnecessary change.

But how do we determine what change is ‘unnecessary’? There’s been a lot of
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