Park Ji-Sung reckons his Stamina is Reason behind Playing all Big Matches


Park Ji-Sung reckons the reason he was a certainty in the Red Devils XI whenever they played a big match was that he had got the stamina to run a great deal.


Also he could play the holding game better than any other playmaker present at Old Trafford at that time.

Park says that the teams always look for an early lead in a big match and as an opposition, you have to make sure that you don’t give them that, otherwise, they can control the game from there. So, you need someone in the centre of the pitch who has good defensive skills and he was that kind of a guy. That’s why his coach Sir Alex always preferred him for big occasions.

As per Park, running is a habit that he had developed in his boyhood days itself. In the games that he played growing up as a kid, he wanted to catch everyone’s attention towards himself and wanted to be remembered for his performance and for that he used to run a hell of a lot so that everyone could notice him and that habit of running eventually gave him the fitness to continue it at the higher level and it became the strongest point of his game.
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WEST SKIPPER NOBLE DONATES FOOTBALL BOOTS


West Ham captain Mark Noble has donated signed boots to a war veteran and a lifelong fan of the club Matty Wollard. The fans is limbless after serving in Afghanistan.


Afghan veterans visited the club’s Chadwell Heath training ground where they bumped into the lifelong West Ham star. Blesma – the limbless veterans’ charity who rehabilitates them and provides financial support when necessary – were on a visit but the Premier League star stopped for a chat on his way home. For one of the group members, Noble decided to offer him a pair of signed football boots.

Wollard lost his leg on his first tour to Afghanistan while with the Royal Anglican Regiment. He has been a lifelong fan of the club.
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WILLIAMS –LAUDRUP MADE ME MORE RESPONSIBLE


Everton defender Ashley Williams has said that his former manager Coach Michael Laudrup helped him become more responsible but adds that Ronald Koeman has been wonderful as well since his move to Goodison Park.


Speaking at Everton’s Finch Farm training base the Welsh player spoke about defenders not forgetting the proven methods of playing with substance as against playing with ‘style’ from the back.

“There is going to come a point soon when it goes back to how it was. We’ve concentrated so much on attacking, I’m guessing a lot of people didn’t concentrate on the art of defending.

“Personally, I feel I’m a defender. That’s what I get paid to do. I get paid to stop the ball going in the net. I’m 32. Fans are never going to be surprised by what I do. You try to add to your game but you get paid to stop the ball going in the net,” Williams said.

Much emphasis has been placed on defenders being more into the attacking style of the team but Williams seem to hint that defenders should not forget their primary responsibility in the team which is to stop goals from opposing sides.
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NIKE GIVES RONALDO GOLD-SOLED BOOTS


Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been given special football boots by popular sportswear company Nike. The Portuguese star beat rival Lionel Messi to the award after his impressive run for Real Madrid and Portugal in the past year.

One hundred and seventy three journalists worldwide voted Ronaldo in a poll. Nike decided to honour the player by making limited-edition footwear for the superstar. Only 777 pairs of the football boots are available, which are scheduled to hit the market early next year. The boot has metallic gold soles with the players log CR7 clearly highlighted.
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Nike is leading the way in football boots


When it comes to which brand to utilize in the world of football, there are 2 brands that are and have traditionally been at the top of everyone else and those are Nike and Adidas.


When you see a top player performing in the pitch it usually is one of those 2 brands that are seen as they are dominating the sport in terms of sales, coverage and just about everything.

It has recently been reported by IG.com, a global leader in online trading have stated that during the 2016 Euro’s, the footwear brand that was mostly seen on the pitch as it accounted with 61% of the boots that were worn during that international competition.

There were a total of 105 scored in the 2016 Euro’s and the majority of those goals were scored through Nike boots as 60 of those 105 were from Nike boots while 31 of them were from players that wore Adidas boots. Puma came in 3rd place with 12 goals being scored with players that utilized this brand of footwear.
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Football boots mistakes


There are various factors that you need to take into account when purchasing a football boot. Here are some tips to help you choose the best ones.

Budget

Obviously, you will need to take your budget into account. If you have an unlimited budget, you can go for the highest quality boot available. This will guarantee you a strong boot which will last for a long time. However, you need to take into account your foot size as well. If you are buying a boot for you youngster, you should consider the fact that his or her feet are still growing and that the boot may become smaller as time goes by. It will be a bad investment to buy an expensive boot that will only be used for a limited time.

On the other hand, if you have a limited budget, you might consider purchasing your boots online. In most cases, online stores sell their products at a lower price, and this should allow you to make some savings on your boots.

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POGBA AND GRIEZMANN TO FILL THE BOOTS OF FORMER FRENCH GREATS


With France hosting a major tournament, the Euro 2016, there are set to win it if they defeat Portugal in the final slated for Sunday, 10 July. Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid and Paul Pogba of Juventus have been stellar for the country.


They are predicted to be the future of the French team that will fill the boots of football legends such as Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini.

The country is known to rely heavily on a key player in major tournaments. There was Platini, then Zidane, and even Thierry Henry. Many suggested that with the very busy season of Griezmann and Pogba being overrated, that the host might not still go far but the team has done good to prove them wrong. The team recovered from their sluggish start, improving with each game to silence their critics.

Griezmann is now the top scorer with six goals, after his brace in the 2-0 victory over Germany at the semi final. He is now the fourth in the all time scoring chart in a Euro tournament. The 25-year old enjoyed a splendid season with Atletico and has a lot of clubs begging for his signature but he has opted to remain at the club. One of the high points in the last campaign was when he scored against German champions Bayern Munich at the semi final of the UEFA Champions League. They eventually lost in the final against their bitter rival Real Madrid for the second time in three years but it proves a point.

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Buying the right size for your football boots


Contrary to the buying of regular shoes, it is important that you buy football boots that fit you tightly.


A loose boot will cause blisters and may hinder your performance on the pitch. Indeed, it may be hard to get a precise ball control with a loose boot, and your shooting ability may also be hindered when your football boot does not fit you.

For this reason, you should spend time in choosing the best size for your football boot. You should also take into consideration that some boots materials are elastic and that they may become a bit larger during use. This is especially the case with leather boots. If you are buying a leather football booth, you might want to consider purchasing a boot that is slightly smaller than your regular size. This will allow for the stretching of the boot with time.

On the other hand, if you are buying a football boot that is made up of synthetic material, you should choose a boot that is as fitting as possible. This is because synthetic materials do not stretch that much and you might end up getting injured.
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A guide to buying football boots for kids


Choosing a football boot for your kids can be a daunting task especially if you do not have any experience in the field.


So how do you choose the best football boots for your kids? Here are some tips to make your life easier and ensure that you choose the best product for your children.

First of all, you need to determine which type of boots you will need. There are basically three types of boots available for kids namely metal, molded and Astro-Turf boots. Here your choice will depend on the surface you will be playing on.

Football boots with metal studs are most suited for playing on humid pitch. This will provide a solid grip and prevent slipping on the surface. Molded studs are most suited for playing on normal pitch and will allow you to play without any additional friction on the pitch. As its name indicates, Astro Turf boots are boots that are specially designed for Astro Turf and does not possess any studs.
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3 tips for choosing your football boots


If you are a football player, you would want to have the best football boots to boost your performance on the pitch.

But with the different models available you will certainly have a hard time choosing the most appropriate one. Here are 3 tips to help you make the best choice.


Surface

The surface where you are going to play will definitely influence your selection of football boots. If you are going to play on a muddy or humid pitch, you will need to choose a boot that consists of metal studs. If you are going to play on a standard pitch, then you will preferably go for a boot consisting of moulded studs.

If you are going to play on AstroTurf, then studs are not required. There are special shoes that are designed for Astro Turf and will provide an appropriate grip for this surface.

Playing position

Your playing position will also influence your choice of boot. If you play in defence, you will want a sturdy boot that will protect you during a tackle and also provide the necessary grip to avoid slipping. On the other hand, if you are a forward player or a winger you would want a lightweight boot that will not hinder you when you are trying to dribble past players.
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