February 25, 2014
So is there such thing as the perfect penalty and doing it consistently ?
Well the start don’t rush, Place the ball properly on the spot and take a breath while focusing on where you intend to shoot, before starting the run-up.
Taking a deep breath is likely to ease feelings of anxiety and provides a temporal cue to ensure that sufficient processing of target-related information is enabled.
Trust your technique and routine – pick a spot and hit it.
Celebrate! It will help your team-mates who have to take the subsequent penalty kicks
By examining video footage of successful and unsuccessful penalty performance it is possible to determine behaviors that appear to be more productive than others.
For example, players who take less than one second to place the ball on the penalty spot score on about 58% of their penalties whereas those who take longer score on about 80% of their penalties.(First published in The Sport and Exercise Scientist, Issue 38, Winter 2013. Published by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences – www.bases.org.uk”) There have been many high-profile players that have succumbed to the pressures of the penalty kick. Think of Roberto Baggio or John Terry. Indeed, penalties, especially penalty-shoot-outs, are high pressure affairs that are often game and season-defining events
So Can Psychology Explain Why England Fails in Soccer Penalty Shootouts?
February 24, 2014
Outrageous goal this! 41 meters out not much of a run up bang! one of he best free-kicks you will see.
Dortmund’s hopes of finishing second in the Bundesliga looks slim after they were embarassed 3-0 by Hamburg
Icing on the cake even Klopp took a bow.
February 21, 2014
Wojciech Szczęsny’s chilling out with his girlfriend, try getting past her in that dress!
Red card? no chance
February 19, 2014
One of the greatest midfielders to ever grace the beautiful game, Sky Sports take a look back at the United legend.
“He’s unbelievable – he’s one of the greatest of all time
““He did not get completely what he deserves as a player because he’s not a “media lion”. He’s not one who runs after the media to be in the papers. I respect that.”
“If he was playing with me, I would have scored so many more.”
“My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder.”
- Zinedine Zidane
“His technique is unique.”
- Diego Maradona
It’s fair to say that Paul Scholes is one of the most admired footballers of his generation.