Hi guys, again its been a little while since our last blog around Birth Bias and how well we, as grassroots coaches, get to know our players and teams. The feedback we had from the article was fantastic with over 600 views in 18 different countries. In this blog we want to take a slightly different approach and look at an interesting publication that we picked up on a recent visit to Coventry City's Richo Arena.
twentyfour7Footbal is a brand new magazine on the market that not only looks at the worlds top stars but also the womens game, the championship, league one, league two, non league, the scottish leagues and european leagues, aswell as across the pond at the MLS. For me any publication that has so much quality content is worth a look. Aswell has being a physical paper publication they also have a website, http://twentyfour7football.com which has upto the minute news from around the football world and even blogs from some of the best writers in and around the game including former SoccerAM presenter Andy Goldstein at http://twentyfour7football.com/category/blogs
An article that really caught my eye in the April edition was titled 'In Safe Hands' written by Oliver Kay, chief football correspondent at The Times. The article looks at the argument around multi-million pound owners, like Roam Abramovic, and the steady hand of supporter owned clubs like in the German Bundesliga.
The expert panel is quite something really with over 24 contributers from the game including, Michael Owen, Matt Le Tissier, Fabrice Muamba, Didi Hamann and Kelly Smith. I personally feel the publication is a real threat to FourFourTwo and the added competition will push both publications to be even better, ultimately giving the fans, coaches, kids, parents and anyone involved in football a much better read each month.
In summary "Get this magazine!" even if only to see the exclusive interviews with Legends like the great Ian Wright!