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Oscar winning wunderkind advice

What is talent without opportunity? The career of Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz carries a powerful message for any young footballer. In the latest edition of caffeine laced thrill mag Red Bulletin he talks about his difficulties in reaching the top of his profession. “In the early years of my career I was doing insanely…

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How they do in Pyongyang

As part of our series looking at different youth systems around the world we take a look at North Korea’s national academy. North Korea have had phenomenal success in recent years at the various Asian youth championships. They were runners-up at last year’s Under 19 Championships and won it in 2006 and 2010. They won the…

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World academies . . . Portland Timbers

How they do in Stumptown Who has the best youth system in the world?     Barcelona? Ajax? Partizan Belgrade? This highly subjective question is almost impossible to answer. Much has been written about the world’s great academies but what about the setup at clubs less famous for talent production? We thought it would be interesting…

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Why is Santi Cazorla a two-footed freak?

Consider the following statements: “If you cannot kick with both feet at 15, you will be the same at 30” – Alan Hansen, 2012. “I always preferred my right foot. Ever since I was young that was my preferred foot. Once I was a little bit hurt in my right ankle and therefore I started to…

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