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Intellectual Colonisation and Football

Introduction If you look at the historical records of the modern world you will observe that the only part of the world that was not colonized was Europe. This was so because Europe was doing the colonizing. From Chile in … Continue reading

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Bafana Bafana:Our players are just not good enough

I want to repeat the title of this article. Our players are just not good enough and it’s about time they were told so and time they admitted it. I was talking to a colleague with whom I collaborate on … Continue reading

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Accidents of history or genetic advantage?

NAME COUNTRY LANGUAGE CLUB 1. Samuel E’to Cameroon French Anzhi 2. Didier Drogba Ivory Coast French Chelsea 3. Yaya Toure Ivory Coast French ManCity 4. Kolo Toure Ivory Coast French ManCity 5. Seydou Keita Mali French Barcelona 6 Alex Song … Continue reading

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Address to Bafana Bafana 09 January 2006

Prof. Louis Jeevanantham: 1) Opening remarks: In order to establish yourself as a star on the world stage you must perform for your country in international matches. The international community doesn’t remember performances of players at club level. Think of … Continue reading

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Importing Failure

The Mania of Importing Failure   Outside the minuscule group of successful nations, mainly Spain, Brazil, Germany, Holland, France and few more, the rest of the football world incredibly still believe that by copying the mentality, practice and experiences of … Continue reading

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A Brief Discussion: Thomas Kuhn’s views on Scientific Revolutions

Before I begin my discussion on the topic indicated, I would like to make some introductory remarks.   If football coaching and performance are not based on scientific principles, then what are they based on? In the paper, Conceptualising Specificity … Continue reading

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