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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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The Football Institute (Pty.) Ltd.

Vital areas of coaching and training where The Football Institute can provide essential data and practical solutions that reflect South African specificity:   The early age talent identification concept and unique particularities to be considered in the selection criteria of … 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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Local Coaches: Don’t blame the innocents

It is becoming customary that harsh criticism is always directed at local coaches when they do not match the ever-increasing expectations of the public, in their achievements when compared with their foreign counterparts. This pressure increased when the end of … Continue reading

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A twelve-point plan to save South African Football

In the absence of any meaningful plan emanating from the bastion of power entrusted with the governance of South African football, we offer a humble attempt at such a plan. The public is anxiously waiting for the football authorities to … 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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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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