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Chris Barnes

What Is Sports Science And What Does It Have To Do With Football?

Scientific innovation is often met with resistance: Albert Einstein was disrespected by fellow physicists, Galileo Galilei’s work went against religious convention while Isaac Newton was regarded as a deviant for his philosophical views. Like science, football is slow to accept new ideas which makes the immediate success sports scientist Chris Barnes enjoyed when asked to create ‘what was the first multidisciplinary sports science department for an English Premier League club’ at Middlesbrough F.C in 1997 all the more impressive.

Scientific innovation is often met with resistance: Albert Einstein was disrespected by fellow physicists, Galileo Galilei’s work went against religious convention while…

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Tony Strudwick

How Technology Has Changed Premier League Football As We Know It

Open up your calendar, flick through to the 20th of February and, like many football fans, you’ll see a date left unmarked. Often a day lost in the fanfare of a month containing Valentine’s Day, and perhaps more importantly, the return of the Champions League knockout stages, many overlook the significance of the Premier League’s anniversary and why it should be a date circled in bright red marker.

Open up your calendar, flick through to the 20th of February and, like many football fans, you’ll see a date left unmarked. Often a day lost in the fanfare of a month…

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Football player

What Managers Are Looking For In Your Performance Data

Catching the boss’ attention is easier said than done. They won’t like to admit it, but studies have shown that coaches show a favourable cognitive bias towards blonde players as they stand out from the crowd, while selective perception is the increased likelihood of noticing the positive or negative things a player does based on previous information or narratives.

Catching the boss’ attention is easier said than done. They won’t like to admit it, but studies have shown that coaches show a favourable cognitive bias towards blonde players…

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Football player

How Do Professionals Avoid Mid-Season Burnout?

The Bundesliga, La Liga and Ligue 1 have a winter break, Serie A implements two weeks of holiday in the new year while La Primeira Liga takes recess in February and, after years of debating the pros and cons, the FA has finally decided to introduce a 10-day respite ahead of the 2019/2020 season.

The Bundesliga, La Liga and Ligue 1 have a winter break, Serie A implements two weeks of holiday in the new year while La Primeira Liga takes recess in February and…

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